Importing Packaged Honey Bees
Our story of importing packaged bees to Canada began in the early 1950's when Peter Bartel brought honey bees to Manitoba from the USA. His son Norman carried on with bringing honey bees to Canada and grew the business. Since the US border closure in 1987 we have worked with Arataki Honey, which is based in New Zealand, to import honey bees and deliver them across Canada. Now Chris, Norman's son, continues to work together with our New Zealand partner who has worked hard to ensure that the bees brought to Canada are top quality bee genetics and well suited for our Canadian climate.