Apiary

Bush Order Provisions attempts to maintain a small apiary of honey bee hives within Yellowknife, NT. Our focus is on the growth and sustainability of honey bee colonies in the Northwest Territories. Our goal is to grow the apiary overtime, establish successful over-wintering methods and eventually dive into honey extraction.

Beekeeping in the Northwest Territories is only being done by a select few other beekeepers and is a very new endeavour.


In 2017, Marie started with just one hive located in our backyard. This hive of bees taught us all about caring for and maintaining a healthy beehive. It was also our first hive to go through a Yellowknife winter with moderate success. We learned a lot about how hives and the bees themselves react to being wintered and what is needed.

As of the summer of 2019, we maintain approximately 10 hives around the Yellowknife area. Our goal is not the production of surplus honey, it is the successful establishment of beehives year-round in less than ideal condition. 

If you would like to help us expand and bring local honey to the market sooner, please contact us.

Yesterday, despite rain and wind we delivered several of our hives to gracious hosts around #Yellowknife. These hives will help pollinate gardens and flowers in different neighbourhoods around the city. Thank you to our hosts this summer as we continue our journey to making beekeeping sustainable here in the Northwest Territories.Music by bensound.com

Posted by Sweet Ride Hives on Tuesday, July 2, 2019