Honeybees

Toronto Bee Rescue has been providing humane honeybees swarm removal services in the GTA for over 10 years. Beginning in 2012 as a passion project, we posted an advertisement on a classified site for free honeybee swarm removals and the responses began pouring in. That’s when we realized that there was a gap in the market - that people needed humane honeybee removal and relocation options for honey bees.   

A portion of all proceeds from Ontario Honey Creations goes towards supporting the free honey bee swarm collection services of Toronto Bee Rescue. 

Since the first classified ad in 2012, Toronto Bee Rescue has expanded to offering a variety of services including:

  • Swarm Collection: Swarming is a natural honeybee behaviour. Swarming is when a colony essentially splits in half in search of a new home. The swarm is a large ball of bees temporarily resting on various structures until they move into the new permanent home. Toronto Bee Rescue removes honey bee swarms in the GTA, Dufferin County and Peel Region. The service is provided at no charge, when the swarm is located in an easily accessible location.
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  • Hive Removals: If honeybees have made their way into your home or business, Toronto Bee Rescue can help. We specialize in the humane hive removals in the GTA and South Central Ontario. If you need a honeybee hive removal, contact Toronto Bee Rescue for a free quote. 
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  • Hive Hosting: Toronto Bee Rescue works with local companies and individuals to find homes for honey bee colonies. If you are interested in hosting a hive, contact Toronto Bee Rescue. 
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  • Hive Sharing: Similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a hive share client supports a beekeeper by purchasing a beehive's honey yield at the beginning of the season. Since honey yields vary from year to year, the client provides a stable income to the beekeeper. Each hive share purchase includes a visit to one of our beeyards. Take a peek into a honeybee hive and get hands-on experience working with honey bees.
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