Great bees, great service

New from Tate's Apiaries

U-Pick Blackberries and Lavender!


Tate's Apiaries has added U-Pick to their offerings.
U-Pick Blackberries are ready! And while you're here, cut some fragrant lavender bundles and don't forget the sweet honey!

Check our FaceBook page for U-Pick times or call before coming out.

Good Quality Used Equipment Available

Thinking about trying your hand at keeping bees but concerned that the cost seems a little much?  We are offering used hive equipment for sale at a fair price. We have shallow, medium and deep hive bodies. We also have some tops and bottoms available. Equipment is used and needs painting.

Call or text us at (336) 972-3583 for more information.

Find Us at Local Shops

You can find Tate's Apiaries wildflower honey and specialty soaps at The Vine Shoppe in Fuquay-Varina, NC and at the Rusted Shovel Garden & Gifts in Angier, NC.

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Beautiful Bee Products

Beautiful Bee products include all natural soap, hair & body cream, whipped body cream, lip balm, and body butter. Honey makes a great gift or add on to a gift as well.

Tate's Apiaries is having a Tate's Apiaries Pop Up Holiday Shop in Apex, NC on December 2nd from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. To find out more, contact Janice at either or (336) 972-3583

Here are a few of our latest creations:
  • Goji Berry Soap
    Goji Berry Soap: Tate's
    Apiaries has over 50 Goji
    plants that produced
    these lovely berries. 
  • Charcoal Clay Facial Soap
    How about a Lump of Coal
    in a Burlap Sack for that
    naughty one's stocking this
    year? (It's really our
    Charcoal/Clay face bar)
  • See Ya Later Alligator Soap
    See Ya Later Alligator:
    This bar is for that dry
    winter skin that's just
    around the corner!
  • Peppermint Candy Soap
    Peppermint Candy Soap:
    Holidays are not complete
    unless you have peppermint!
    This makes a great
    teacher's gift.

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Who We Are

Tate's Apiaries is a family owned, North Carolina business. The husband/wife team of Larry and Janice Tate have been keeping bees for 18 years and have been in business full time for over 10 years. The first hive – started from a cut out – started a passion that has grown steadily and continues to grow.

Tate's Apiaries business currently consists of selling packaged bees, pollination services, and natural products from the hive. The apiaries are inspected yearly and Tate's Apiaries holds a current permit to sell bees issued by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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Our Products

Beautiful Bee Products
Beautiful Bee products are all natural and are made using honey, homegrown beeswax, and propolis from the Tate's Apiaries hives. Learn More >

We provide early spring 3 pound packages with hygienic italian queens from Southern Georgia. Learn More >

Our pure sweet wildflower honey is collected from our local hives. All of our honey comes from local plants and wildflowers including blackberries, strawberries, tulip poplar, and clover. You can now find our honey at "The Vine" in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Learn More >

Pollination Services
We've helped farmers increase their yields by providing bees for pollination. Learn More >

What Others Say About Us

I began beekeeping in the winter of 2009. My mentor, Larry Tate, has taught me a lot of things that the books can't. Things like actual experience.
Jared Watkins - Bee Happy Apiary

I've been using Beautiful Bee products for a couple of years now and love everything I've tried. The lip balms are favorites and all the soaps I've tried have great lather and luscious smells.
Amy Moyle,, Greensboro, NC