Honey Bee Queens and Nucs for Sale
Mated Queens $30 Spring NUCs $175 Overwintered NUCs $200
Now taking deposits on 2020 nucs
We Ship Queens
Raising quality honey bee queens and NUCs, on our commercial farm for the new beekeeper, side-liner or professional. We are a licensed apiary through the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
At North Georgia Bee Farm, we are a family business dedicated to providing you with the best honeybee stock possible.
We offer high quality queens, which are naturally mated, from hygienic Italian and Carniolan stock. This produces a gentle natured bee with strong brood rearing disposition and pleasant to work with. North Georgia Bee Farm queens are naturally mated and allowed to lay for at least two weeks, to assess quality, prior to shipping.
We welcome new beekeepers!
All queens will lay for two weeks prior to shipping.
Our Apiary is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Depending on the season and what we have in stock, we typically offer starter nucleus ("nuc") colonies in 5 frame hives. Please note: Due to disease risks we can transfer bees to your 5 frame box, but only if it is clean. We also provide a white waxed cardboard nuc box if needed. Nucs are for local pickup only.
North Georgia Bee Farm, LLC complies with;Georgia Department of Agriculture TITLE 2. AGRICULTURE CHAPTER 14. SALE OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST PRODUCTS ARTICLE 3. HONEYBEES O.C.G.A. § 2-14-40 (2014)
Beekeeping today is often difficult for the individual who decides to take on this venture. In the old days just about every farmer had a few bee hives for the honey they produced. The bees seemed to take care of themselves with little to no interference from the keeper, other than take the honey every summer.
Today it is very different and can be a real challenge. Here are just a few problems you will encounter.
Pests like varroa mites and small hive beetles, which were introduced to us in the late 80s.
All the various types of treatments for these pests.
All the different types of equipment, some which you really do not need.
Where you live in relation to weather and honey flow patterns
Some things bees do, no one really understands yet
The point im trying to make is don't give up and ask for help when needed. One advantage the old timers never had was the internet, Google, YouTube, Books from Amazon etc. Of course, don't believe every thing you see or hear on the internet about beekeeping, but you can filter through to find useful information.
I'm no expert by no means and if you would like to ask me or anyone in our group a questions we will be glad to help. Trust me I run into problems just like everyone else and maybe you can learn from my mistakes.
Please join our Facebook Page and Facebook Group to ask questions.