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 2019: If we have surplus queens, they will be available for pick-up at the honey house Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 4. Call for availability. Queen cells are available every Friday until July 5th.
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 information about nucs. Or click here to download the 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. All our woodenware is glued, screwed (instead of stapled) and covered with 3 coats of good quality paint. Equipment will be available starting in mid April.