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Order Bees for 2017

Early Spring Packaged Bees from Southern Georgia

Tentative pick up dates are March 22nd and April 29th. Packaged bees come with 3 pounds of bees and a laying queen. We will have two deliveries this spring with pickups days in both Winston-Salem and Willow Springs.

Price: $108 each. Please specify pickup location and date when you order. Full payment (check or money order) is due by March 1st.

Marked queens: Packages come with unmarked queens unless you order a marked queen. If you wish to have marked queens in your package, you must specify this at time of order. Add $4 for each marked queen.

Southern Georgia Queens

We will be offering unmarked queens from Southern Georgia starting with the first pick up of packages around March 22nd.

Price: $32 each. Please specify pickup location and date when you order. If you want your queens marked, specify marked queen when ordering. Add $4 for marked queens. Full payment (check or money order) is due by March 1st.

North Carolina Packaged Bees, Nucs, and Queens

We're making major changes to our bee yards so unfortunately we won't have NC raised nucs, packages, or queens available for 2017. But please check back in late spring to see what's new at Tate's Apiaries.

Beautiful Bee Products

Beautiful Bee Janice currently has sea salt soap ($5.50/bar) and lip balm ($3.50 each) available while supplies last. You can see more of her Beautiful Bee products by clicking here.

How to order:

Call us at 336-788-4554

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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 12 years and have been in business full time for 5 years. The first hive – started from a cut out – sarted a passion that has grown steadily and continues to grow.

Tate's Apiaries business currently consists of selling bees, queens, and honey. Bee sales include nucs, local packages, and queens. 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. Learn More >

Our Products

Queen Bees
Our honey bee queens are raised in North Carolina. We raise Carniolan and Hygienic Italian queen bees. Learn More >

Packages & Nucs
We provide North Carolina raised bees in packages, by the pound, or in nucs (when available). 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. Honey is processed at the Tate's Apiaries Honey House. 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 would recommend Tate's Apiaries to anybody interested in raising bees. The gentle temperament of these bees has made it a pleasure to work with them as a first time beekeeper. And Larry and Janice have provided invaluable support and advice.
RavenRidge Community Organization, Pilot Mountain, NC