Reserve Your Early Spring Packages Now
Packaged bees come with 3 pounds of bees and a laying hygienic queen.
Pickup currently estimated around April 2, 2019 at Tate's Apiaries in Willow Spring near Fuquay Varina.
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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 TatesApiaries@yahoo.com or (336) 972-3583
Here are a few of our latest creations:
Goji Berry Soap: Tate's
Apiaries has over 50 Goji
plants that produced
these lovely berries.
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:
This bar is for that dry
winter skin that's just
around the corner!
Peppermint Candy Soap:
Holidays are not complete
unless you have peppermint!
This makes a great
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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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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 >
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, BumblingBeekeeper.com, Greensboro, NC