Chatsworth Honey has been an active participant in the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection (ORHBS) program for over 25 years. Gentle, winter hardy, great honey producers, Chatsworth Honey breeder queens are also selected based on top results in the liquid nitrogen test for hygienic behaviour. We have been successful in maintaining our honey bee colonies using only organic acids to control mite populations, along with tried and true management techniques.
Chatty queens speak for themselves!
June 2020: We are sold out of nucs for this season. Queen cells are available every Friday for the next few weeks. Call or email by Tuesday evening to book. We are currently not taking any more orders for queens, but there may be more available late June and early July. Stay tuned!
Is this your first hive? It is highly recommended to take a workshop, read voraciously, or otherwise educate oneself. Beekeeping is a commitment, but well worth the effort! A good source of information is the new University of Guelph beekeeping videos.
Check out the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association website for more info about nucs. Or click here to download the OBA’s Nuc Buyer’s Guide
Need beekeeping supplies? No need to drive somewhere else. We carry a Beginner’s Beekeeping Kit as well as basic hive equipment. We only sell what we use ourselves.
COVID UPDATE: We request that all equipment be pre-ordered and paid for in advance by e-transfer to email@example.com Or call to order at 519 794-3335. A convenient pick-up time will be arranged