Welcome to the Nova Scotia Beekeepers

We are a volunteer organization that strives to represent the bees, beekeepers and beekeeping industry in Nova Scotia.

There are around 400 active beekeepers in Nova Scotia accounting for approximately 25,000 hives. Each hive should have about 50-60,000 bees at its peak in midsummer so there are just over 1 billion potential bee-ings for our group! 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association is to support and assist Nova Scotia beekeepers in maintaining healthy, profitable and sustainable apiaries through education, communication and the supply of services. 

Some benefits of joining the NSBA include:

  • Your voice being potentially heard in the industry
  • $2 million dollars liability insurance coverage for all members while working on behalf of the NSBA (i.e. Board meetings, at NSBA events, etc.)
  • A way to meet other beekeepers in your area and networking opportunities
  • A subscription to "Hive Lights"; the magazine of the industry in Canada
  • Bulk pricing and delivery for queens advantages
  • A seasonal newsletter
  • A source of information on NS beekeeping
  • A platform from which to buy and sell bees, gear, products and services
  • Participation in the Maritime Summer Bee Tour

Please keep mailing membership forms and payment to the below address, as this will be checked regularly:

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS
B6L 2Z2

Forms can be emailed to coordinator@agricommodity.ca

We now have e-Transfer available as a payment method! If using this method, please send funds to nsba@agricommodity.ca, as well as notify the NSBA office that your payment is being sent separately from the form. 

Photo Credits:

Top of Page: Margaret Cornect
Left of Page: Crown Jewel Resort 

All bees and queens for sale are now listed in the Buy, Sell, Trade page.

If you require a swarm removal, please view the Swarm Removal List for a list of beekeepers able to collect swarms in each county of the province. Please note that NSBA members deal only with honey bees for swarm removal. 

To contact NSBA, please email: nsbeekeepers@gmail.com

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