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.
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 Member
Mr. Clark sells nucs (deep).
Dunkirk, MD 20754
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
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 Member
Larry Rupp sells nucs and queen bees.
West River, MD
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
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