Ontario Honeybee Queen, Nucleus and Colony Producers - 2015

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Queen and Nuc Producers
  3. Breeding and Raising Queens
  4. Queens
  5. List of Ontario Queen and Nuc Producers

Introduction

The following is the list of the beekeepers in Ontario with special permits to sell queens, nucleus hives (nucs) or full sized colonies. Many sell directly to beekeepers, while some sell to bee supply companies. Each has a valid selling permit for this purpose. For more details, contact Paul Kozak at 1-888-466-2372 ext. 519-826-3595 or your local bee inspector.

Queen and Nuc Producers

Queen and nuc producers are required to obtain a permit from the Ministry. This permit is valid until the end of October. A sticker with the permit and beekeeper number must accompany each shipment. If a problem occurs, especially with bees purchased through a bee supply company, this number is used to trace the origin of the bees. Retain this number for future reference. If you would like to sell bees, please contact your local bee inspector.

Breeding and Raising Queens

Several beekeepers are participating in a breeding program with the OBA Tech Transfer Specialists, to develop bees that will tolerate honey bee Tracheal mites (HBTM) and Varroa mites. All producers that have participated in the breeding program have stocks of bees that now have levels of tolerance to HBTM and are showing improved hygienic traits. Check with the Tech Transfer Program and OBBA for a list of breeders.

This selected stock may reduce the effects of tracheal mites on your bees. Resistant queens in colonies in Ontario can greatly reduce the effects of the HBTM. It is important to use the full set of options in an Integrated Pest Management system to reduce the effects of mites in Ontario.

Buckfast stock and Russian stock are available in Ontario from queen producers. Locally raised stock that has been selected and bred for Ontario conditions are also available.

Queens

Beekeepers are encouraged to use Ontario resistant stock. One economical way to accomplish this is to buy queen cells from the producers and introduce these to nucleus hives that will mature for next year. The other way is to purchase breeder queens and produce your own queens from them. Every beekeeper should be raising his or her own queens and be developing his or her own stock wherever possible. If this does not fit into the management strategy of the operation then there are many queen producers that supply this resource. Young and well mated queens are also important in running strong populous honey bee colonies.

List of Queen and Nuc Producers

Name Address City Telephone
Ackroyd, Glen 3649 County Rd 10 Tara
519-934-0006
Alecu, Lionel 1773 - 20 Sideroad Innisfil
705-436-7659
Anderson, Guy 482 Kincardine Ave Kincardine
519-396-3529
Anderson, Jim 35548 Hwy 41 Eganville
613-628-2890
Arfin, Claire 10 Highcliff Cresc Scarborough
647-818-2645
Argue, Ritchie 229 Ryan Duncan Road Pakenham
613-623-3823
Arnold, Glen 367 Herride Court Newmarket
905-717-3462
Bankert, Allan 1041 Christener Road Baden
519-662-9556
Bryans, Davis 3115 River Street Alvinston
519-847-5333
Burr, Terry 4190 Sideroad 20 S Puslinch
519-822-1115
Celhoffer, William 583419 Sideroad 60, RR2 Holland Centre
519-794-2860
Davidson, Dan 8664 Churchill Line Watford
519-849-5959
Dickey, Peter 4031 - 3rd Line Road Cookstown
705-458-1258
Eagles, Phillip 449069 10th Concession Grey Highlands
519-922-3445
Eccles, Leslie 492554 Southgate Sideroad 49 Holstein
519-731-4235
Elzeftawi, Mahmoud 1937 William Hodgins Lane Carp
613-839-9990
Fear, Murray 200 Potter Street Wingham
519-357-3656
Ferguson, William 39006 Zurich-Hensall RD Hensall
519-236-4979
Ferrier, Scott 822 Echo Ridge Kearney
705-636-7117
Gauthier, David 1476 - 11th Line Lakefield
705-652-5298
Gerber, Clare 91104 Holmes Line Wingham
519-357-4347
Halsall, Brent 7328 Stone School Road Ottawa
613-821-4336
Harron, Dean 3087 Arthur Street Thunder Bay
807-622-2715
Henderson, Jim 52 Jerseyville Road Brantford
519-752-8766
Hiemstra, Chris 11302 Imperial Road, RR4 Aylmer
519-773-5503
Hutchings, Debbie 434 McCann Road Portland
613-483-8000
Jennen, Geoff & Gabriela 201248 Hwy 21 Owen Sound
519-372-2046
Johnstone, Edward 805 Bush Road Elgin
613-359-6470
Kains, David Site 8 Box 14 Mindemoya
705-377-6041
Kalisz, Todd 3384 Loyalist Road Port Hope
905-753-2623
Klassen, Peter 42846 Sparta Line Union
226-231-0120
Kornelsen, Henry 6105 12th Line Harriston
519-249-1911
Kuchta, Rudy 2360 Oliver Road Thunder Bay
807-684-9028
Lacelle, Paul 126 Spruce Dr Mississippi Mills Carleton Place
613-253-0566
Laflamme, Philip 6-Z2 old Kingston Rd Portland
613-272-2091
Luke, Geoff 30 High Park Road Sunderland
905-985-9206
Lukowski, Norbert 1445 Dunning Road Cumberland
613-858-9913
McRory, Doug 187 Dawn Avenue Guelph
519-823-8191
Meisner, George 109 Eastman Cres Newmarket
905-853-6202
Mewett, Peter 1451 Baptist Church Road Stirling
613-395-3225
Moffat, David 2010 Cameron Line Indian River
705-295-4354
Mongeon, Mario 1057 Concession 1 Lefaivre
613-679-1373
Morrisey, Tom 2400 Warminister Road Orillia
705-329-3043
Neve, Daryl 1626 Concession 14 Brockton
519-386-2003
O'Grady, Daniel 114 Sand Road Eganville
613-628-1998
Parker, Mike 3591 Mountain St. Beamsville
905-563-7285
Perez, Yudith 242268 Concession 16 Neustadt
519-270-4871
Ritchie, Adam 44 Cundles Road East Barrie
705-716-5402
Rogers, Kelly 446, 5th Avenue East Owen Sound
519-794-3335
Roth, Mike 1041 Christner, RR2 New Hamburg
519-275-4167
Schuit, David 014279 Bruce Road 10 Elmwood
519-364-2000
Shank, Noel 2323 Dominion Drive Hanmer
705-897-5565
Shanks, Bryan 745 Zephyr Road Uxbridge
905-852-6494
Siberry, David 514 Broadway Ave Toronto
416-425-6217
Slusar, Robert 1891, 22nd Sideroad Thunder Bay
807-939-2995
Smith, Norman 21535 McArthur Road Appin
519-287-5057
Sounak, Michael 301 Sunny Meade Dr. Ancaster
519-647-9796
Stemmler, Carmenie 735532 West Back Line Markdale
519-986-4980
Stemmler, Frank 735532 West Back Line Markdale
519-986-4980
Sticky Mittens (Ambo, Jack) 203 Main Street Courtland
226-970-1849
Sticky Mittens (Leighfield, Ian) 260 Colonel Talbot Road Tillsonburg
519-550-4720
Szabo, Tibor Jr. 4722 Townline Road Puslinch
519-836-5617
Tabor, Barry 1170 Lakeshore Dr. Shuniah
807-983-2341
Turner, Paul 6424 Hwy 93 Elmvale
705-627-3378
Van Alten, John 300 Carlisle Road Hamilton
905-689-6371
Van Alten, Alison 1006 8th Concession West Puslinch
289-260-7434
Van Blyderveen, John 385296 Oxford County Rd 59 Burgessville
519-550-1096
Walker, Betty 9327 Scotchmere Drive Strathroy
519-245-5361
Williams, Andrew 1430 Dunning Road Cumberland
613-833-9035
Zavitz, Orville 821, 13th Concession East Simcoe
519-443-8748
Zimmermann, H. Walter 9618 Concession 2 Caistor Centre
905-957-0833
Zurcher, Jurg 16610 Sixth Road Moose Creek
613-538-8518

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-888-466-2372 ext 6-4230
Local: (519) 826-4230
E-mail: foodinspection@ontario.ca
Author: Paul Kozak - Provincial Apiarist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 21 May 2014
Last Reviewed: 25 June 2015