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Beautiful Bee Products

We've Moved!

Our new address is:
7424 Turner Fish Road
Willow Spring, NC 27592
Email: (best way to reach us)
Phone: (336) 972-3583 or (336) 970-3952

Reserve Your Early Spring Packages Now

Packaged bees come with 3 pounds of bees and a laying hygienic queen. Tentative pick up March 28th at Tate's Apiaries in Willow Spring near Fuquay Varina (check back later for pick up date confirmation). $115 with unmarked queen/$120 with marked queen

Extra queens: $30 unmarked queen/$35 marked queen

What does "marked queen" mean?

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Beautiful Bee Products

It's time to get your order in for the holidays! 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.

Here are a few of our latest creations:
  • Doggie Soap
    Doggie Soap: Great stocking
    stuffer for Poochie!
  • Pumpkin Puree Soaps
    Pumpkin Puree Soap: A
    great gift for the cook
    this Thanksgiving.
  • Baby Grand Animals
    Baby Grand Soaps: Bars,
    flowers, or cute animal
    shapes for the little one.
  • Beautiful Bee Propolis Soap
    Beautiful Bee Propolis Soap:
    Our signature soap.
    May the purifying begin!

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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. 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