Installation and Maintenance of Hives

Miel Montreal offers a complete hive installation and management service, paying particular attention to safe management and ecosystem capacity. This service is reserved to companies, organisations or institutions.


The basic package for hives’ installation and management includes:

  • The purchase of the hive and bees (year of installation), which then belong to the customer.
  • The management, by an experienced beekeeper of Miel Montréal (visit every 2 weeks)
  • Management through ecological apiculture processes
  • Surveillance against swarming
  • Rigorous health monitoring
  • Harvesting, extraction and bottling of honey (50% of the harvest goes to the customer)
  • 90 min of personalized educational workshops


Would you like to benefit from this service? Here is the information to email us at apiculture@mielmontreal.com:

  • address of the apiary
  • number of hives to manage
  • name and cellphone of the contact person for the project


  1. Reminders are conducted on Thursdays and Fridays during the beekeeping season.
  2. New applications are handled between December 1st and May 1st only. After that, we will only be able to send you general information about this service; we will not take any new customers (because the beekeeping season will have started!).

Additional services

Miel Montréal also offers the following services:

  • Construction of enclosures around hives for installation in schoolyards
  • Pollen analysis of honey
  • Set up of gardens to support pollinator habitat, with our partners

Miel Montréal is open to any type of projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional services or if you wish to adapt the basic service.

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Crédit Photo : Manoushka Larouche, Samuel Cogrenne, Alexandre Gillez.