Appalachian Apiaries

Bees, Honey and Apiary Supplies


Located in Franklin, NC we are family owned and operated. Farming has been a family business for decades. Farming and honeybees have been a passion of the family since my father and his brother were young men. While the family may no longer grow and sell produce, we do raise and sell honeybees. We strive to support local farmers, fellow beekeepers, and our communities with pollination, top-quality nucs, packages and an assortment of bee keeping supplies.


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About Us

About Our Bees

Appalachian Apiaries was founded by my father and has grown into the largest commercial beekeeping business in Western North Carolina. After serving 21 years in the Army, I retired and came back to the mountains I grew up in and love in order to continue the family business.

Bees, Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

What We Sell

Honey Bees

Our bee colonies include the Italian, Carniolan & a Saskatraz hybrid.


We sell in bulk, by the gallon or by the barrel.

Beekeeping Supplies

Nucs, frames, smokers, pollen and much more...

One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one pound of honey.