Local Queen and Nuc Suppliers

The following list is a compilation of Queen Bee and Nucleus Colony Sources supplied by State Apiarist, Keith Tignor, and local Southeast Virginia beekeepers.  The list includes beekeepers in Virginia and neighboring states.   

Beekeepers are encouraged to obtain queens and bees from local sources to avoid importing pests and diseases into their area.

Beekeepers Guild members are eligible for the Guild's Nuc Program.

ALERT!!!

Hives containing Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) have been identified in several states throughout the south and southwest U.S.  A map of the AHB distribution in the U.S. is available on the USDA Web site. Queen and package producers in states known to contain AHB infestations must provide proof of European Honey Bee certification before shipping to Virginia.

October 21, 2010 - Africanized bees have been confirmed in the state of Georgia.

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Gale Harvey
Hampton, VA
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Telephone: 757-243-4083
New, laying queens

Hunter Apiaries
2111 Pleasant Hill Dr.
Pulaski, VA
Contact: Karl Hunter
Telephone: 540-577-4699
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Queens: Minnesota hygienic queens
Available in late May
 
Paul Kinser
4430 Farmview Rd.
Stanley, VA
Telephone: 540-860-1424
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Queens - Russian
Call or email for pricing and availability
 
Windsong Apiaries
120 Mill Run Lane
Castleton, VA 22716
Contact: Bob Wellemeyer
Telephone:  540-937-7775
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Queens - Survivor mix of Hygienic, Italian, Russian (dark)
Available mid-May
 
VP Queen Bees
Iva, SC
Contact: Adam Finkelstein
Telephone: 864-348-3026
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VSH mite resistant Breeder Queens ONLY and contact list of naturally mated queens made from our breeders.
 

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Rick & Pam Fisher
Bees Knees Apiaries
P.O. Box 5206
Chesapeake, VA  23324
Telephone:  757-620-0945
Nucs:  5-frame deep or medium nucs on wood or plastic.  Call for pricing and availability

Gale Harvey
Hampton, VA
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Telephone: 757-864-6742
Queens and Bees:  Call for availability and pricing.

Andy Westrich
Hampton Apiary
Hampton, VA
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Telephone: 757-513-2467
Nucs: 5 medium frames in buyer's box with or without frame exchange. 
5 deep frames in buyer's box with or without frame exchange. 
Bees from Structural removals in buyer's box.
 
Pete Ostrowski
8825 Blakes View Road
Bena, VA
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Telephone: 804-815-6535
Nucs: 5 medium frames in buyer's box with or without frame exchange. 
5 deep frames in buyer's box with or without frame exchange.
 
Sustainable Honeybee Program, Inc
Box 5, Hamilton,  VA 20159
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Nucs: Email for prices and availability
 
Golden Angels Apiary
Dennis Whetzel
P.O. Box 2
Singers Glen, VA 22850
Telephone: 540-833-5104
Nucs: 9 - 10 frame shallow super with laying queen.
Available May - June
 
Hunter Apiaries
2111 Pleasant Hill Dr.
Pulaski, VA
Contact: Karl Hunter
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Queens: Minnesota Hygenic
Nucs: Available 2nd week of April
 
Paul Kinser
4430 Farmview Rd.
Stanley, VA
Telephone: 540-860-1424
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Queens - Russian
Nucs - deep or medium frame in buyers box with frame exchange
Call or email for pricing and availability
 
Mike March and Chuck Hutto
Franklin County, VA
Telephone: 540-493-1688
Nucs: 5 frame with exchange
Available late Spring
 
Windsong Apiaries
120 Mill Run Lane
Castleton, VA 22716
Contact: Bob Wellemeyer
Telephone: 540-937-7775
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4-frame deeps
5-frame mediums
Available mid-April
 
Highland Honey & Apiaries, Co.
24228 Club View Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD
Contact: Jim Fraser
Telephone: 301-518-9678
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Nuc: 3 frame, Italian queens