• Queen sales
  • Can you mail queen bees?

    Yes, queen bees can be shipped using Canada Post Priority Express.  This service includes one hundred dollars of insurance against loss.  Unfortunately, we can not take responsibility for the health of the queen after we hand over the package to Canada Post.  The buyer pays a flat rate of $50 for shipping and handling within Canada and accepts the risk of losing the queen(s) in transit.   Alternatively, the buyer can choose local pick up rather than the flat rate for delivery on the check out page.

  • Do you give refunds if I order queens or nucs and change my mind?

    We give a complete refund if you change your mind about an order prior to February 15th.  After that time we would give a 75% refund and keep a 25% non refundable deposit.

  • What if I am not happy with the performance of the queens or nucs?

    Our reputation is very important to us so we work very hard to provide top quality queens and nucs for sale.  Having said that, sometimes things go wrong and if you feel you did not get a good quality product please contact us to discuss the issue on a case by case basis.

  • Are your bees inspected prior to selling nucs and queens?

    Island Bees has an inspection by the provincial apiarist once a month during spring and summer to assure that the bees that you get have a less than one percent varroa mite infection rate.  They also check for brood disease and other problems when inspecting.

  • Nuc Sales
  • Can the 5 frame nucs be shipped?

    It is not safe to ship nucs via Canada Post because of the possibility of the bees overheating as well as other risks.  Please contact us if you want to discuss options for getting nucs delivered.  If the order is large trucking could be arranged depending on several factors such as the location to be delivered to, the possibility multiple buyers being from the same area, the size of the order, etc.

  • Do you give refunds if I order queens or nucs and change my mind?

    We give a complete refund if you change your mind about an order prior to February 15th.  After that time we would give a 75% refund and keep a 25% non refundable deposit.

  • What if I am not happy with the performance of the queens or nucs?

    Our reputation is very important to us so we work very hard to provide top quality queens and nucs for sale.  Having said that, sometimes things go wrong and if you feel you did not get a good quality product please contact us to discuss the issue on a case by case basis.

  • Are your bees inspected prior to selling nucs and queens?

    Island Bees has an inspection by the provincial apiarist once a month during spring and summer to assure that the bees that you get have a less than one percent varroa mite infection rate.  They also check for brood disease and other problems when inspecting.