About Appalacian Apiaries

Farming has been a family business for decades.
Farming and honeybees have been a passion of
the family since my father and brother were young men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE SELL BEES, HONEY & BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES

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. Like other vets, I find the time spent outside caring for the bees to be relaxing and therapeutic.
If you’ve ever thought about raising and caring for honeybees, but always found reasons not too… maybe now is the time to create your own little “Bee-Haven”. God Bless.

LOCAL BEES, LOCAL HONEY

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 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.

Bees, Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

What We Sell

Honey Bees

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

Honey

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

Beekeeping Supplies

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

TYPES OF BEES 

 

ITALIAN:

  • Gentle and easy to manage (a good
    “beginner bee”)
  • Prolific brood producers
  • Highly hygienic
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent foragers
  • Excellent honey producers

CARNIOLAN:

  • A good choice for colder climates
  • More likely to forage on cool, wet days than other bees
  • Quick to brood up when nectar is available
  • Excellent honey producers

SASKATRAZ:

  • Excellent honey production
  • Good wintering ability
  • Selected for increased varroa tolerance and resistance to brood diseases
  • Show increased hygienic behavior

Please Call (828)-525-5995 to Order...

 

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Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.