Some stores that sell packaged bees and queens include,, and Purchase bee packages, queen bees, and beekeeping equipment, including bee food and medica... More »

Companies such as Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Bostic Hills Farm offer bee swarms for sale. The swarms of bees come packaged in their own hives to make the process of shipping and receiving easier on both ends of the tr... More »

Building a beehive is the first step in becoming a beekeeper. Planning a beehive involves choosing a type of beehive for your specific needs and constructing the hive. More »

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Italian bees are a subspecies of Apis mellifera ligustica. Very popular with beekeepers, they are the most commonly sold honey bee globally. The bees originally come from the Italian peninsula. More »