As local sourcing promotes local sustainability through community awareness, the Olympia Beekeepers Association maintains this list of local vendors of bees and related products and services. The list is updated as new information is received.

If you would like to be added to the list, please email us at

These locations are listed in alphabetic order and not by recommendation. List partially updated on 1/13/2022 (we can thank Roy Manicke for his help with this!).

Business Name: Beeline of Washington

PHONE: 360-280-5274
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 and Carniolan bees in packages or nucs from CA each spring for our customers. These need to be preordered. We supply queens from CA throughout the summer.

Business Name: Dolce Bella Bees

OWNER OR CONTACT: Alisa Shorey & Andy Matelich (Rep)
PHONE: 253-380-2327 (Alisa) or 253–683-0789 (Andy)
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 16 and 17th that is a Sunday and a Monday starting at 9am.

The cost will be $150.00 per package for Italians, $190.00 for a Carniolan, and $195.00 for Saschatraz Bees.

Queens are available for all breeds mentioned above.

We only provide packages not nucs.

Orders must be placed by April 1, 2023. Address for pick up is 7415 276th Street East, Graham  98338.

If you have any questions feel free to call Alisa or Andy.

Business Name: Hive 5 Bees     

OWNER OR CONTACT: Kevin or Christina
PHONE: 360-706-4978
ADDRESS: 10020 Hwy 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579


INFO FROM BUSINESS: 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.

Check-out our Google and Facebook reviews to purchase with confidence.

Business Name: Rainy Day Bees

PHONE: (206) 519-8505
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 the Olivers’ 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 or West Seattle. Depending on demand and driving
schedule, an additional pickup in Olympia may be able to be scheduled as
we are traveling north. More details on our website

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).

Business Name: Robbins Honey Farm

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


  • 5 frame nucs available in April. (Order Early)
  • Order now. Pay when the bees are picked up at this
  • 5 DEEP frames with laying queen $165.00
  • Bee supplies & Equipment
  • Honey, Pollen, & Royal Jelly
  • Honey Containers
  • Open: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Business Name: Snohomish Bee Co

Business Name: Tarboo Valley Woodenware and Honey Bees

OWNER OR CONTACT: Frank and Gloria Neal
PHONE: 360-301-1850
ADDRESS: 1029 Dabob Rd., Quilcene, WA 98376


2023 Old Sol Survivor nucs in deeps or Super nucs…$230.
2023 Old Sol Caucasian nucs in deeps or Super Nucs…$250.00.
2023 Old Sol Survivor Queens…$50.00
2023 Old Sol Caucasian Queens…$75.00

WHY Super nucs?
• Keeping bees in mediums is extremely efficient.
o Three mediums is volumetrically equivalent to a double deep, however, it is
composed of 33% more frames of bees! This means more bees to work with for
increase or sale.
o More bees makes beekeeping more sustainable and profitable.
• Ergonomic
o A full 8-frame honey super will usually only weigh between 20-40 lbs or
less. This is much easier on beekeepers’ backs. This means beekeeping is more
accessible to more people.

• Quality
o Sturdy woodenware is reusable, recyclable, and easier on bees and beekeepers.
o Fully vetted, mated, and marked queens with their own brood.

Simply put, it is difficult to beat the advantages of the Super Nuc System. Mathematically, the advantage
of having more frames to work with will transform the sustainability and profitability of your apiary.

Lighter-weight individual hive components mean better ergonomics, thus making beekeeping
more accessible, safer, and fun.

Our Super Nucs come ready to grow in a wooden 8-frame medium with 6 frames, all stages of brood, food, a fully vetted, marked queen, and a one-gallon frame feeder.

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 the bees arrive.

For more information on Old Sol Bees, visit their website,, and read “about us”.
We are happy to be able to offer you honey bees of this quality.

Call now to reserve your 2023 order.

Business Name: ValorBees, LLC

OWNER OR CONTACT: Dustin Leishman
PHONE: (253) 262-9922
ADDRESS: 32409 48th Ave. S., Roy WA 98580


We are a veteran owned and operated business. We offer NUCs (housed in a Pro-
NUC box) currently on sale for $180

Our bees are Carniolan bees from Bee Kingdom sourced from Germany stocked queens.

Veteran/Military/First responder discount.

Business Name: Woods Bee Co

PHONE: (360) 623-3359
ADDRESS: 919 W. Reynolds Ave., Centralia WA 98531


Our winter hours are M/W/F 12-5 PM or by appointment on other days.
Please call to set up appointments. We will expand our hours for Spring
starting April 1 st to M-F 12-5 and Saturday 10-2.

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

Our 2023 NUC price is $180.00 per NUC this includes a $10 refund if the
NUC box is returned. We are offering an additional $5.00 off for all WASBA
members and orders of 10 or more NUCs.

We are also offering a limited number of 10 frame NUC for $255.
NUCs – Woods Bee Co. LLC
We are not selling packages this year.
We will have early queens available mid April – price to be determined.

Business Name: Snohomish Bee Company

OWNER OR CONTACT: Brandon Wight & Melissa Faries
PHONE: (360) 568-2191
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:

  • 3# Italian (unmarked queen) 1 st and 2 nd delivery $180.00
  • 3# Italian (marked queen) 1 st and 2 nd delivery $190.00
  • 4# Italian (unmarked queen) 1 st delivery only $195.00
  • 4# Italian (marked queen) 1 st delivery only $205.00
  • 3# Carniolan (unmarked queen) 2 nd delivery only $200.00
  • 3# Carniolan (marked queen) 2 nd delivery only $200.00

Our 1st delivery is April 12th and our 2 nd delivery is April 26th . We are tentatively planning on providing a 3rd Bee distribution day in early April. Information can be found on our website after March 1st . Distribution takes place at the Monroe Fairgrounds from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

We also offer a variety of Langstroth hive parts and additional apiary supplies at our storefront in Snohomish. Local raw honey, beeswax and other merchandise is available as well.