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National and Local Suppliers

There are many options for purchasing bees and beekeeping equipment.

The big national retailers offer most anything you’d ever need.

Small local suppliers are best for obtaining local honey, nucs, and package bees, but many also offer full lines of beekeeping equipment.

Beekeeping Equipment

Beekeeping Equipment

National Suppliers

BetterBee –
Dadant –
Mann Lake –

Local Suppliers

Dave Clark – AABA Logo AABA Member

Mr. Clark sells nucs (deep).

Dunkirk, MD 20754

Debbie Hewitt – Wingnut Bees AABA Logo AABA Member

Debbie Hewitt sells Langstroth deep nucs and can make medium nucs by request.

New in 2024 –  Layens nucs available.

Debbie also sells raw honey, beeswax candles, and soap, lip balm, and lotion bars made with her bees’ beeswax.

Galesville, Maryland


Free State Bees

Free State Bees, co-located with Crownsville Gardens, offers local honey, a full line of beekeeping equipment (Mann Lake) and package bees in the spring.  We sell 3lb bee packages as well as 5 deep frame Nuc’s raised in Maryland. Taking orders now for April delivery.

1241 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21401

Visit them on Facebook.


Green Rose Farm – AABA Logo AABA Member

Janet Rose sells nucs and honey.
She is  located on the Eastern Shore but willing to travel.


HoneySmith Bees – AABA Logo AABA Member

HoneySmith Bees sells Nucs, VSH Queens, Raw honey, bulk honey, and is Distributor for Apimaye Beekeeping Equipment.

Ryan Smith
1182 Patuxent Rd.
Odenton, MD 21113
(443) 274-7496

Maryland Honey Company

The Maryland Honey Company sells Mann Lake beekeeping equipment, nucs and packaged bees, and sells local honey.

6910 Damascus Rd.
Gaitherburg, MD 20882

Visit them on Facebook.

McDaniel Honey Farm

Provide pure, natural, raw and unprocessed honey as well as quality products made from beeswax.

PO Box 709
Manchester, MD 21102

Kim and Mike Mehalick – AABA Logo AABA Members

The Queen’s Honey Sells Medium Nucs, Maryland Survivor Queens, Honey, and Products from the hive.

Intersection of Glenn Dale/Bowie/Laurel


Miller Bee Supply

Provide a full line of honey bee equipment, including package bees.

12920 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21220

Snyder’s Apiaries

Snyder’s offers a full range of beekeeping equipment, including packaged bees in the spring. They are an authorized Mann Lake dealer as well.

4747 Norrisville Rd
White Hall, MD 21161

Vasquez Family Apiary – AABA Logo AABA Member

Kevin Vasquez is a hobby beekeeper that shares his love of bees and beekeeping with others at every opportunity. He sells honey, bees (5 frame medium/deep nucs), does swarm recoveries (free), and “cut outs” (reasonable rates), and offers a novel 5-month “Rent-A-Hive” experience for those interested in getting started in beekeeping and learning the ropes by an experienced beekeeper.

Lake Shore, MD

Western Maryland Apiaries

Western Maryland Apiaries is a fully operational bees and bee supplies store located in Frederick, MD. Our specialty is queen production and nucleus colony production. Beekeeper, John Klapac, has been a beekeeper for over 45 years. He has experience breeding queen bees in Russia and the United States. John is a bee equipment retailer for MannLake LTD , Southeastern Bee Supply, Martin Bee Supplies and Propolis Canada. At our beekeeping supplies store in Frederick, MD there is a variety of mite treatments available including ApistanHopGuard 2Mite-Away Quick Strips and other treatment methods.

Call 301-639-1894 before coming and to ask about nucs and queens.

Woodcamp Farm

Woodcamp Farm has been keeping bees since 1991. Their goal is to provide a reliable source of localized honey bees to Mid-Atlantic hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.

17403 Hardy Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771