Chatsworth Honey has been an active participant in the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection (ORHBS) program since its inception in the early 1990s. Winter hardy, gentle and great honey producers, Chatsworth Honey breeder queens consistently rank highly in the liquid nitrogen test for hygienic behaviour. We have been successful in maintaining our colonies using only organic acids to control mite populations, along with tried and true management techniques. Chatty queens speak for themselves!
June 2017: We are sold out of nucs for the season. A limited number of queens will be available June 22/23/24th. Queen cells will be available for pick-up at the honey house Friday, June 23rd.
Is this your first nuc? 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 is the new University of Guelph beekeeping videos.
Check out the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association website for more information about nucs. Or click here to download the Nuc Buyer’s Guide
Need equipment? No need to drive somewhere else. We carry a Beginner’s Beekeeping Kit as well as basic hive equipment. Check it out here.