Nucs + Bees


Available the last weekend in May to July.

Our nucs are four frames of our beautiful deGroot bees. There is one frame of honey/pollen and two to three frames of bees with larva in all stages of production and a laying deGroot queen in which we raise ourselves from our best hardy stock with genetics hardened to the Zone 3 Canadian climate. The bees come in a standard nuc cardboard box sealed and ready for transport.

deGroot honeybee traits:

  • Passive and calm temperament
  • Rapid spring build-up
  • Fast honeycomb builders
  • Very hygenic
  • Excellent over-winter survival rates for zone 3

$200 per nuc. No pre-deposit required.


Please note: These are live bees you will be transporting, be prepared to place them in a cool, well ventilated area during transport. Do not place in back of pick-up trucks due to high volume of air flow and uncertain weather conditions unless you are prepared to cover and secure your nuc. Live bees are to be installed as soon as you can and once left our farm are in your care. We do not ship nucleus colonies. Nucs are to be picked-up at our bee farm in Wilno, Ontario.



Zone 3. Available the last weekend of May to September.

We’ve been raising our Zone 3 Ontario queens from our overwintered deGroot bees for many years. We choose our strongest stock with select genetic traits from our Apiaries in which to breed our queens. This ensures our queens have a strong select genetic disposition.

Our bee farm works in conjunction with the tech transfer program thru University of Guelph and Ontario Beekeepers Associations to produce the highest quality queens in the Upper Ottawa Valley, Hastings Highlands, Laurentian and Madawaska regions.

Genetic traits of deGroot’s queens:

  • High over-winter survival rates
  • Rapid spring build-up
  • Mild temperament
  • Produce high yields of honey
  • Fast comb-builders
  • Extremely hygienic

$45 per deGroot queen. No pre-deposits required.


Please note: We require two days to prepare your queens for travel. We do not ship queens. All queens are to be picked up at our bee farm in Wilno, Ontario.