Maine State Beekeepers Association

Honey Bee and Queen Suppliers

The following Maine suppliers offer packages, “nucs” and queens

MSBA Members

Back Ridge Bee Farm
5-frame nucs and packages
Mary Jo and Shawn Kinney
Orland
207-479-1584 or 207-930-0099
backridgebeefarm.com

Backwoods Bee Farm
3 lb. Italian packages
Chris and Vanessa Rogers
Windham
207-893-2847
backwoodsbeefarm.com

Bear Mountain Apiaries
Overwintered hives for sale
Equipment in excellent condition
Bees will be state inspected
Linwood J Swett Jr
86 Mason Road
Turner
207-224-7032
linwood@ne.twcbc.com

Bee Whisperer
Packages and nucs
Peter Cowin
Hampden
207-299-6948
www.beewhisperer.us

Bob Egan
Carniolan 4-frame nucs
Overwintered in Maine; gentle and productive strain
485 Middle Road
Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-2945

Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary
Packages, nucs, local queens
Mark Cooper
42 Montgomery Road
Windham
207-892-9223
207-232-5842
gmcooper81@aol.com

The Honey Exchange
Russian Queens
3 lb packages with marked Russian hybrid queens, available in late April.
Phil Gaven
Portland
207-773-9333
thehoneyexchange.com

Maine Bee Company
3-lb packages with hybrid queens (May delivery)
3-frame Apiary Booster/ utility nucs (JuneSeptember)
5-frame northern nucleus colonies (limited availability) in early June with our proven Maine Bee Company Heritage Queens
Maine Bee Company Heritage Queens available June–September
-Mated queens
-Virgin queens 
-Queen cells in protectors
Jason Peters
Bucksport
207-735-5780
mainebeecompany@yahoo.com
www.mainebeecompany.com

Nubik Ranch
5 frame nucs and queens through spring and summer. Queens are raised and open-mated in isolated areas in Maine.
All queens are F1 generation. Choose from
VSH Carniolan, VSH Pol-line and Italian queens.
Nubia and Paul Borowski
Sangerville (southern Piscataquis County)207-509 5494
nubikranch.com 
farm@nubikranch.com

Royal Bees and Honey
5-frame nucs and packages
Queens: Italian & Carniolan
Matt Roy
219 Back Nippen Road
Buxton
207-229-9125
royalhoneybees@gmail.com
royalbeesandhoney.com

Sparky’s Apiaries
No longer selling packages, instead focusing on supplying northern raised 5-frame nucleus colonies. Supply will be very limited.
Email sparkys@tidewater.net to get on my list.
David Smith
130 High St
Hope, ME 04847
sparkyshoneyandmaple.com

Spicer Bees
Now taking orders for 3lb Italian bee packages: $135 or $140 with marked queen 
Pickup dates: April 23rd and 24th, May 14th and 15th
Orders can be placed on our website
Brian Mason
Whitefield
207-549-0441
spicerbees.com

Swan’s Honey
5-frame nucs, choice of Italian, Carniolan, or mite-resistant queens.
Lincoln & Karen Sennett
Albion
207-437-2251
swanshoney.com

3BApiary
Maine-raised Russian hybrid and pure Russian 5-frame nucs and queens
LIMITED SUPPLY
Carol Armatis
Newport
207-227-0880
3bapiary@gmail.com

Non-members

Tony Bachelder
Carniolan 4-frame nucs, inserted into your equipment
95 Paris Hill Rd.
Buckfield, ME 04220
207-336-2343

Maya’s Apiary
5-frame nucs available in spring
Maine-raised queens available mid-summer
Call for pricing
Peter Kucharski
2689 W RiverRd
Sidney, ME
207-242-0037

MSBA is grateful to businesses who provide products and services to the Maine beekeeping community. *This is not an endorsement. Listings are free to businesses with a current membership. If you would like to be added, please contact contact us

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