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Order Bees for 2016



Early Spring Packaged Bees from Southern Georgia

Delivery update: 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.

Package pickup at Tate's Apiaries in Winston-Salem will be March 29th and April 18th.
Package pickup in Willow Springs will be March 30th and April 19th (directions will be provided).

Price: $110 each. Please specify pickup location and date when you order. Full payment is due 2 weeks before delivery.

North Carolina Packaged Bees and Nucs

We are no longer taking orders for NC packaged bees or our 5 frame nucs.

Carolina Queens

We are no longer taking orders for 2016 queens, but please check back later for changes and updates.

Something's Abuzz!

Coming Soon Janice has been working on a new line of products that will be available through Tate's Apiaries. Get a sneak peak about what she's been up to 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 >

Honey
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