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Comparison of nuc prices across Canada, spring 2021

Note: this is not a comprehensive list of nucleus colony prices across Canada.  Our sample is based primarily on what we could find by way of Google searches without great effort.

Nova Scotia

Country Fields, 4-frame nuc, $250 (https://www.countryfields.ca/products/nucleus-colonies-locally-sourced)

New Brunswick

NBGold, 4-frame $200 (https://nbeegold.ca/collections/nucs-queens/products/4-frame-nuc-colony-2021-pre-order)

Quebec

ABI Miel, 4-frame $195 (https://www.mielestrie.com/nucleis.htm)

Apiculture Patenaude, 4-frame, over-wintered queen $200 (https://www2.apiculture-patenaude.com/products/nucleis-4-cadres-reine-de-2018?variant=18286613069897)Château de Cyr, 4-frame $240 (http://chateaudecyr.com/nucleis/)

Ontario (OBJ May/June 2021 classifieds, p.23)

Adams Honey, 4-frame, over-wintered queen $210 

Badlands Bees, 4-frame $220 including plywood nuc box

Christoph Wand, 4-frame, overwintered queen $220

Clovermead Bees, 4-frame spring nuc $230, over-wintered queen, 5-frame $275

Ironbee Apiaries, 4-frame spring nuc $185

Lavender Hills Farms, 10-frame colony, over-wintered queen $325

Zavitz Apiaries, 4-frame nuc $160

Manitoba

Dancing Bee, 4-frame $215 (https://dancingbeeequipment.com/products/dancing-bee-nuc-june-12th-2021)

Roger Desilet, 10-frame colony $300, 20 frame colony $400 (https://manitobabee.org/hive/2260/2019-bees-for-sale/)

Steppler Farms, 4-frame $250 (https://manitobabee.org/hive/2260/2019-bees-for-sale/)

Terry Fehr, 5-frame $250 (https://manitobabee.org/hive/2260/2019-bees-for-sale/)

Saskatchewan

Grassland Honey, 5-frame $260 (https://www.grasslandhoney.ca/bee-nucs)

Hamilton Apiaries, 4-frame $265 (https://hamiltonhoney.ca/products.html)

Alberta

ABC Bees, 4-frame $295 (https://abcbees.ca/shop/nucs-chcp/)

Robert Watson, 4-frame $275 (https://www.calgarybeekeepers.com/bee-store/bees/nucleus-nucs-honey-bees-for-sale)

British Columbia

B.C. Bee Supplies, 4-frame $305 (https://bcbeesupply.com/products/nuc-2020-4-frame-deep)

Cowichan Bee Supplies, 4-frame $285 (https://cowichan-bees.com/shop/bees/bee-nucs/)

Doug Gordon, 4-frame $250 (https://bchoneyproducers.ca/info-for-beekeepers/classified-ads/)  

Innisfil Creek, 4-frame $225 (https://innisfilcreekhoney.com/p/nucs-queens)

Okanagan Honey, 4-frame $250 (BeesCene Winter 2020-21 classifieds)

Simeon Reich, 4-frame $220 (https://bchoneyproducers.ca/info-for-beekeepers/classified-ads/)

Sweetacre Apiaries, 4-frame $295 (http://www.sweetacreapiaries.ca/-bees.html)