NUCs - Packages - Queens

Now accepting reservations for

2020 NUCs and Packages.

To all Veterans, past and present,

we thank you for your service.

Ezekiel 20:6

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About Us

A Family Affair

Honeybees have been in Al (Hon) Taylor's family since his grandmother raised bees more than a half century ago.  A fresh bowl of honey was always available on the table and the beehives in the backyard hummed with activity.  Hon Taylor Honeybees is a small family operation.  We emphasize quality and we take personal pride in tending to our beehives the old fashioned way without chemicals.  

Gentle Bees

We feature gentle, small cell honey bees. Our bees come from stock known to be good producers and they are a pleasure to work. Our breeding queens include Italian, Carniolan, Caucasian and Canadian BuckFast genetics. We add queens and bees from select Tennessee beekeepers and high quality national breeders to assure diversity in our bees. We do not have migratory pollinators in our stock.  Our apiary is registered with the state of Tennessee and is inspected annually by the Tennessee State Apiarist, We are members of the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association, Rutherford County Bee Association and the Tennessee Beekeepers Association. 

NUCs - Packages - Queens

Our NUCS include everything you need for a strong, healthy hive - 5 frames of gentle bees and a laying queen with eggs, larvae and brood. We offer both medium and deep frame NUCs.  If you are interested in joining the growing family of beekeepers or if you are looking to expand your existing hives, we are eager to serve you. Our packages and NUCs for 2019 are sold out.

Queen breeding has been impacted by the weather this year. Contact us to check for Queen availability.   


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Contact Us

Hon Taylor Honeybees

834 Balleycastle Drive

Smyrna, TN 37167




Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 4pm

​Sunday: Closed

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