Need Honey, Bees, or Equipment?

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

Apex Bee Company

A family owned and operated apicultural business based in Central Maryland specializing in local chemical free beekeeping. They sell locally harvested raw honey, 5-frame nucs, and specialty beekeeping products. Provide local raw honey , general beekeeping information, and swarm removal needs.

P.O. Box 7463
Baltimore, MD 21227

Dave Clark - AABA Logo AABA Member

Mr. Clark sells nucs (deep).

Dunkirk, MD 20754

Flickerwood Apiary

A boutique honey bee operation that specializes in producing high quality nucleus colonies, locally adapted queens, and gourmet honey. They focus on educating their clients and the general public about the importance of pollinators. They offer numerous beekeeping classes and frequently speak to beekeepers, garden clubs, schools, and other organizations.

Dr. Kirsten Traynor and Michael Traynor
Middleton, MD 21769

Free State Bees 

Free State Bees, co-located with Crownsville Gardens, offers local honey, a full line of beekeeping equipment, and package bees in the spring. They carry Brushy Mountain equipment.

1241 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21401

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Maryland Honey Company

The Maryland Honey Company provides Brushy Mountain beekeeping equipment, nucs and packaged bees, and sells local honey.

6910 Damascus Rd.
Gaitherburg, MD 20882

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McDaniel Honey Farm

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

PO Box 709
Manchester, MD 21102

Miller Bee Supply

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

12920 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21220

Rupp's Harwood Honey - AABA Logo AABA Member

Larry Rupp sells nucs and queen bees.

West River, MD

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 

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