We recommend visiting and supporting beekeepers and vendors in our area. Local beekeepers are a great source for knowledge and networking, and products and bees best suited to the PNW. We update this list as we receive new information. If you would like us to add you to the list, please email us at president@olympiabeekeepers.org.

Vendors are listed in alphabetic order. Last updated on 1/28/2024.

Beeline of Washington

OWNER OR CONTACT: Harold
PHONE: 360-280-5274
EMAIL: beelineofwa@norcell.us
WEBSITE: www.beelinewoodenware.com
ADDRESS: 19019 Moon Rd. SW, Rochester, WA 98579

We are a manufacturer and retailer of beekeeping equipment. We offer all the basics for keeping bees! We bring Italian, Carniolan, and Saskatraz bees in packages or nucs from CA each spring for our customers. Contact us to place an order!  We supply queens from CA throughout the summer.

Dolce Bella Bees

OWNER OR CONTACT: Alisa Shorey & Andy Matelich (Rep)
PHONE: 253-380-2327(Alisa) or 253–683-0789 (Andy)
EMAILshoreyhousehold@hotmail.com
WEBSITE:
ADDRESS: 7415 276th St E, Graham WA 98338

The information for this year‘s Bee Packages are as follows:

  • We will have them available for pick up on April 14th and 15th that is a Sunday and a Monday starting at 9am.
  • The cost will be $165.00 per package for Italians, $190.00 for Carniolan, and $195.00 for Saschatraz Bees.
  • Please make checks out to Alisa Shorey, Venmo or cash is also accepted
  • Queens are available for all breeds mentioned above.
  • We only provide packages, not nucs.
  • Orders must be placed by April 1, 2024.
  • Address for pick up is 7415 276th Street East, Graham 98338.
  • If you have any questions feel free to call Alisa or Andy.

Hive 5 Bees     

OWNER OR CONTACT: Kevin or Chris
PHONE: 360 545-3257
EMAILNUCS@Hive5Bees.com
WEBSITEwww.Hive5Bees.com
ADDRESS: 10020 Hwy 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579

Over 20+ years of commercial beekeeping experience – specializing in NUCS and retail/bulk honey sales. We also provide numerous ongoing educational and mentoring resources for our customers.

Rainy Day Bees

OWNER OR CONTACT: Peter Nolte
PHONE: (206) 519-8505
EMAIL: peter@rainydaybees.com
WEBSITE: rainydaybees.com
ADDRESS: Seattle, WA

Rainy Day Bees provides top quality nucleus hives from Golden West Bees, run by Eric Oliver. All nucleus hives contain 5 deep frames of bees, brood, honey, and a queen that was emerged and mated in the nucleus hive. We have been using Oliver’s bees in our own apiaries for eight years, and have had great success with these Northern California mountain bees. Golden West Bees nucs are usually available in mid-April, though the weather can easily push that earlier or later. An additional benefit of purchasing from Rainy Day Bees is that we stay connected with our purchasers throughout the season, sending out emails periodically with general notes on what you should probably be seeing/doing in your hive at the given time of year, as well as anything we are noticing in our hives that is unique to this year.

Pickup in Shoreline. Depending on demand and driving schedule, an additional pickup in Olympia may be able to be scheduled as we are traveling north. If Olympia pickup is desired, please put that in the notes area when ordering. More details on our website at rainydaybees.com/olivernucs.

We also produce and sell local queens and nucleus hives, raised in the Seattle area, throughout the spring and summer once weather permits (pickup only). Additional information about Rainy Day Bees’ locally raised nucleus hives may be found at: https://rainydaybees.com/collections/bees/products/nucleus-hive-orders-local

Robbins Honey Farm

OWNER OR CONTACT: Harvard Robbins
PHONE: (253) 588-7033, (253) 370-0842
EMAIL: robbinslh@aol.com
WEBSITE:
ADDRESS: 7910 148th St. SW, Lakewood, WA

  • 5 frame nucs available in April (Order Early)
  • Bee supplies & Equipment
  • Honey, Pollen, & Royal Jelly
  • Honey Containers
  • Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Closed: Tuesday
  • Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 12:30 pm to-4:00 pm

Snohomish Bee Co

OWNER OR CONTACT: Melissa Faries
PHONE: 360-568-2191
EMAIL: bees@snohobeeco.com
WEBSITE: snohobeeco.com
ADDRESS: 403 Maple Ave Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290

Hours of operation: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Packaged honey bees are now available for pre-order: We are offering high-quality, Italian and Carniolan honeybee packages available in April of 2024. 

When you buy honeybees from the Snohomish Bee Co. you get support and service from a local business right in your backyard. We stand behind all our products and will be there to provide you with care along the way! We proudly supply Langstroth hive parts, additional apiary supplies, local raw honey, beeswax as well as other merchandise 

 Your Italian Package Options for 2024 : 

  • 4lb. Italian Package w/ unmarked queen (Only available on the first delivery) $ 234* + tax
  • 4lb. Italian Package  w/ a marked queen (Only available on the first delivery) $ 244* + tax
  • 3lb. Italian Package w/ unmarked queen $219* + tax
  • 3lb. Italian Package w/ a marked queen (Only available on first delivery). $ 229* + tax                
  • 3lb. Carniolan package with unmarked queen (Only available on second delivery). $ 219* + tax

Tarboo Valley Woodenware and Honey Bees

OWNER OR CONTACT: Frank and Gloria Neal
PHONE: (360) 301-1850
EMAIL: gloria@tarboovalleywoodenware.com
WEBSITE: tarboovalleywoodenware.com
ADDRESS: 1029 Dabob Rd., Quilcene, Wa. 98376

Items available:

  • 2024 Old Sol Survivor nucs in deeps or Super nucs…$230
  • 2024 Old Sol Caucasian nucs in deeps or Super Nucs…$250
  • 2024 Old Sol Survivor Queens
  • 2024 Old Sol Caucasian Queens

Old Sol Bees are northern bred for winter hardiness and no Africanized genetics. Queens are vetted for 3 weeks and marked to make them easier to find and to monitor performance. They are selected for their hygienic behavior, low mite counts, gentleness, rapid build up, and great honey production.

We also carry bee supplies and woodenware. Frank gives a 10% discount on supplies to anyone buying bees from us before bee arrival day.

Woods Bee Co

OWNER OR CONTACT: Alan Woods
PHONE: (360) 623-3359
EMAIL: bees@woodsbeeco.com
WEBSITE: https://woodsbeeco.com
ADDRESS: 919 W. Reynolds Ave., Centralia WA 98531

Our winter hours are M/W/F 12-5 PM  and Saturday 10-2.
Please call to set up appointments. We will expand our hours for Spring.

We have a full selection of beekeeping supplies, equipment and protective gear as well as honey, wax and lots of gift items.

Our 2024 NUC price is $185.00 per NUC this includes a $10 refund to store credit when NUC box is returned. We are offering an additional $5.00 off for orders of 10 or more NUCs.

We will have early queens available mid April – price to be determined.