Ontario Honeybee Queen, Nucleus and Colony Producers - 2016

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 queens 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, James 35548 Hwy 41 Eganville
613-628-2890
Arfin, Claire - Scarborough
647-818-2645
Argue, Ritchie 229 Ryan Duncan Sideroad Pakenham
613-623-3823
Arnold, Glen 367 Herride Court Newmarket
905-717-3462
Baird, Egan 012099 E/W Garafraxa T Line East Garafraxa
519-843-1429
Bankert, Allan 1041 Christener Road Baden
519-662-9556
Board, Stefan 6866 HWY 534 Nipissing
705-729-2939
Bouchard, Robert 19 Billy John Lane Renfrew
613-432-5461
Bruinsma, Nathan 203 NO. 6 School Road Brantford
519-802-3365
Bryans, Davis 3115 River Street Alvinston
519-847-5333
Burr, Terry 188 Kettle Lake Dr. New Hamburg
519-822-1115
Carter, Neil 794 Rideau River Road Merrickville
613-269-4269
Cole, Nancy 1199 Bethel Road Yarker
613-377-1586
Coneybeare, Jim 215 Forfar Street E Fergus
519-843-7328
Congdon, Tom 238 County Rd 14 Kingsville
519-839-4000
Davidson, Dan 8664 Churchill Line Watford
519-849-5959
Demers, Donald 19 G Moores Beach Road Pembroke
613-732-5387
Dickey, Peter 4031 - 3rd Line Road Cookstown
705-458-1258
Dovbenyuk, Mykhaylo 4344 Shelby Cres. Missisauga
647-293-0874
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
Gale, David 1481 Kilally Rd London
519-453-7363
Gauthier, David 1476 - 11th Line Lakefield
705-931-3281
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 RR 4 11302 Imperial Road Aylmer
519-773-5503
Holmes, Wayne 636096 Prince of Wales Road West, County Road 19 Mulmur
519-925-3580
Huber, Thomas 6059 Line 90 Palmerston
519-589-7903
Hunt, D. Mark 47 Concession A Road, RR 1 Port Rowan
519-410-6497
Hutchings, Debbie 434 McCann Road Portland
613-483-8000
Jenvey, Stephen 333 King St W Dundas
905-627-7278
Jerrard, Jerry 465 Colony Rd Bobcaygeon
705-738-5374
Junkin, Lionel 983 Raymond St Hanmer
705-969-3034
Kains, David Site 8 Box 14 Mindemoya
705-377-6041
Kalisz, Todd W. 3384 Loyalist Road Port Hope
905-753-2623
Klassen, Peter 42846 Sparta Line Elgin
226-231-0120
Klassen, Shane 700 Mersea Rd 12 Leamington
519-551-0414
Koniouchine, Anatoli 202 Boréalis Cr Ottawa
613-322-7799
Kornelsen, Henry 6105 12th Line Harriston
519-994-4400
Krystal, Rick 1414 Middletown Road Millgrove
519-221-2685
Kutchta, Rudy 2360 Oliver Rd Thunder Bay
807-684-9028
Lacelle, Paul 126 Spruce Dr Carleton Place
613-253-0566
Lacey, Brian 1700 St Joseph St Embrun
613-443-2101
Laflamme, Philip 6-Z2 old Kingston Rd Portland
613-272-2091
Lamer, Christopher 138 College Street W Belleville
613-827-4834
Langford, Terry D. 3145 - 10th Line E Campbellford
705-653-5255
Lee, Foster 8253 8th Line Utopia
705-424-4835
Luke, Geoff 30 High Park Road Sunderland
905-985-9206
Lukowski, Norbert 1445 Dunning Road Cumberland
613-858-9913
McGee, Thomas RR 2, Grey HWY 10 Flesherton
519-924-2936
McRory, Doug 187 Dawn Avenue Guelph
519-823-8191
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 Severn
705-329-3043
Moseanko, Donna 8866 Wellington Rd 22 Orton
519-400-2357
Murray, James 18816 Leslie St Sharon
905-955-3498
Neve, Daryl 1626 Concession 14 Brockton
519-386-2003
Noall, Anne 2240 Rosedale Rd N Smiths Falls
613-285-6345
O'Grady, Daniel 114 Sand Road Eganville
613-628-1998
ORourke, Clement RR 6 Perth
613-267-6314
Oystrick, Ron and Marnie 3465 Kalmo Road Val Caron
705-897-5579
Parker, Mike 3591 Mountain St. Beamsville
905-563-7285
Perez, Yudith 242268 Con. 16 Neustadt
519-270-4871
Perrin, Jon 262 Country Lane Road Cameron
705-359-1228
Peterson, Nora 3063 6th Concession Road Joyceville
613-328-8563
Price, Paul 58 Norwood Road Westport
613-273-2782
Rawn, Devan 1143 Inglis Rd Grafton
905-269-4657
Rennie, Shawn 496 Winniet Caledonia
905-765-4507
Ritchie, Adam 44 Cundles Road East Barrie
705-716-5402
Rogers, Kelly 777998 Highway 10 Chtsworth
519-372-0141
Roth, Mike 1041 Christner, RR2 New Hamburg
519-275-4167
Scott, Brian 6090 10 Sideroad Cookstown
705-456-5093
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, Hughie W. J. 87 Denniss Drive Bracebridge
705-645-6180
Smith, Normal 21535 McArthur Road Appin
519-287-5057
Sounak, Michael 301 Sunny Meade Drive Ancaster
905-317-4140
St. Louis, Ron 1000 North River Road Ottawa
613-852-5063
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 Moffat
519-836-5617
Turner, Paul 6424 Penetanguishene Rd, Hwy 93 Elmvale
705-627-3378
Tyciak, Jerry 1090 Diltz Road Dunville
905-774-3894
Van Alten, Alison 1006 8th Concession West Puslinch
289-260-7434
Van Alten, John 300 Carlisle Road Carlisle
905-689-6371
Van Blyderveen, John 384954 Salford Road Burgessville
519-550-1096
Walker, Betty 9327 Scotchmere Drive Strathroy
519-245-5361
Wall, Ivan 9430 Warner Rd Niagara Falls
905-684-7298
Williams, Andrew 1430 Dunning Road Cumberland
613-833-9035
Wright, Terri 1370 Upper Scotch Line Rd Bathurst
613-464-1959
Zavitz, Orville 821 13th Conc E Simcoe
519-443-8746
Zimmermann, H. Walter 9618 Concession 2 Caistor Centre
905-957-0833

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-888-466-2372 ext 6-4230
Local: (519) 826-4230
E-mail: foodinspection@ontario.ca
Author: Wael Haddad - Apiary Data Coordinator/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 21 May 2014
Last Reviewed: 14 September 2016