At Humble Bee we offer a one stop shopping experience for all your beekeeping needs. We provide bees, equipment, and beekeeping lessons to help your beekeeping endeavours thrive! Based in Hamilton, Ontario, we offer our services to beekeepers throughout the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Areas.
Organically Managed Honey Bees; now taking orders for 2017, buy now in our online store!
Looking to buy or rent honeybees? Contact us or visit our online store to place an order! We do not treat our hives with synthetic miticides or antibiotics, and we take care to locate our apiaries away from crops treated with neonicotinoid insecticides to ensure our bees are as healthy as possible. Our bees are inspected and registered according to Ontario regulations, and we are a licensed Queen & Nuc producer.
4-frame nucleus colonies available in May (delivery option available for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas)
Local Queens are available in June, can be picked up or shipped via Canada Post
Top bar style nucleus colonies and lessons available in addition to standard Langstroth hives (delivery option available for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas)
We offer private lessons or group beekeeping lessons on a variety of topics for all skill levels.
Contact Us if you would like to book private lessons or speak to us about arranging a customized course for you group or event.
Need some expert advice? Sign up for our Beeline remote support and our expert beekeepers are just a click or phone call away! Your Beeline subscription entitles you to unlimited phone calls, emails, and photo analysis to help you manage your colonies for one year from the date of purchase. Our beekeepers are available from 9am to 6pm, Monday-Saturday, and all inquiries will be replied to in less than 24 hours. You will also receive email updates to notify you of important beekeeping news like varroa mite forecasts for the season, and how our increasingly variable weather will impact your hive management plans for the season.
Raw Local Honey
Our honey is currently available at The Cannon @ 179 Ottawa Street North in Hamilton & Mickey McGuire’s Cheese Shop @ 51 King Street West in Dundas.
Now Available at The Mustard Seed!
Contact Us for wholesale enquiries in the Greater Hamilton Area.
Want to get a close up look at a beehive, but not interested in becoming a beekeeper? Sign up for our Beekeeping Experience and get a guided tour through a beehive! See the Queen Bee, taste honey straight from the hive, take some pictures, get answers for your bee related questions, and take home a jar of Humble Bee raw honey.
Contact us to enquire about booking a tour for a group or company!
Interested in helping out the bees, but not sure if you want to become a beekeeper? Want hyper-local honey from your own backyard or place of business? We offer several options for individuals or businesses to rent or sponsor a beehive at your place or ours!
We offer safe removal of honeybee colonies from structures and can catch and remove honeybee swarms.