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Our History

Located in Port Hope, Ontario, our store is your one-stop destination for bees, beekeeping equipment, and candle making supplies. We operate our own retail store, supply commercial beekeepers with equipment, and distribute to over 60 stores across North America. Our mission is to help grow your apiaries in a cost effective and profitable way.

Dancing Bee started off as a small apiary with only 16 hives. Our founder, Todd Kalisz, had a passion for beekeeping and building his own wooden ware. His hobby soon flourished into a small business. As demand for his wooden ware grew, Todd began to source and design additional products. Dancing Bee has grown rapidly and is now the #1 beekeeping equipment supplier in Canada.

The quality of our woodenware sets us apart from the rest! It's manufactured in Canada from solid pine. We use all of our wooden ware in our own apiaries, allowing us to constantly test our products for quality and durability. We are then able to revise our products to ensure they meet our standards and yours.

We have a huge selection of beekeeping supplies to fit your needs. If you have any questions about our products or beekeeping in general, please feel free to contact us. Our sales staff will be happy to help you find the best products for your individual needs.

In 2018, Dancing Bee Inc. acquired The Bee Works, Beekeeping Supplies and Resources.

In Spring of 2020, Dancing Bee Equipment opened it's second retail location in Winnipeg, MB.

In 2021 Dancing Bee's flagship Port Hope location moved to our new location beside Highway 401 west bound on ramp 461 on Toronto Road (Hwy 2) in Port Hope.  The new location includes The Bee Works Honey & Gift Shop, a state of the art bottling facility and a new 55,000 sq/ft warehouse.