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.
BetterBee - www.betterbee.com
Dadant - www.dadant.com
Mann Lake - www.mannlakeltd.com
Bowie Bee Farm - AABA Members
A small honey bee operation that has been producing and selling nucs (deep frames) for almost 10 years. Nucs are currently available for mid-April (one year old queen) and late May (this year's queen).
Gina Jones and Lee Travis
Bowie, MD 20715
Dave Clark - AABA Member
Mr. Clark sells nucs (deep).
Dunkirk, MD 20754
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
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HoneySmith Bees - AABA Member
HoneySmith Bees sells Nucs, VSH Queens, Raw honey, bulk honey, and is Distributor for Apimaye Beekeeping Equipment.
1182 Patuxent Rd.
Odenton, MD 21113
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 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 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 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 Apistan, HopGuard 2, Mite-Away Quick Strips and other treatment methods.
Call 301-639-1894 before coming and to ask about nucs and queens.
Debbie Hewitt - Wingnut Bees AABA Member
Debbie Hewitt sells deep nucs and can make medium nucs by request. She also sells honey, beeswax candles, and soaps, balms, and bars made with beeswax.
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