5 Frame NUC*  SOLD OUT for 2021

5 Frame Nucleus colony complete

with small cell bees, a laying, marked Queen, plus larvae and brood in all stages of development.       

Available mid to late May 2021 depending on the weather.


Medium or Deep NUC...........Sold Out

Package Bees*  SOLD OUT for 2021

Gentle honeybees with an open

mated queen........

     Three pound packages.......Sold Out

      - Includes a marked queen



Scheduled 2021 pick up date for packages is April 16

subject to weather.  


Queens.  SOLD OUT for 2021

Production queen  Sold Out


F1 queens**   Sold Out


    Mite Chewer



    Marked queens $5 additional


Queens available through September depending on the weather.



To place an order use the email
contact form anytime or
call 615-267-0927 between 9AM-7PM.


NUCs are local pick up only.  All bees on frames are included.  You can bring your own box*. 5 Frame nuc box, 8 frame box with 3 extra frames or 10 frame box with 5 extra frames.  If you prefer, we have transport boxes available for a nominal fee.  Please let us know at time of final payment if you will be bringing your own box.

     * Equipment/frames must be new or very clean. You need to be able to close up for transporting. 


Packages and queens can be shipped. Shipping costs are extra.  For shipping we only guarantee the bees were in good condition at the time they were delivered to the carrier. We are not liable for the bees once they are accepted by the carrier.

 * Our packages and NUCs do not have old bees off pollination and they are state inspected.

 **F1- Daughter of an inseminated breeder queen.



We accept cash, check, or PayPal.


All prices shown are for cash or check.


If paying by check mail It to:

Hon Taylor Honeybees

834 Balleycastle Drive

Smyrna, TN 37167

Due to current conditions and issues with shipping carriers we are not shipping queens at this time.  Pick up only until further notice.

The dates of availability may be earlier or later depending on the weather. All bees will be available for pickup in the order deposit is paid. 50% deposit per package or NUC is required to confirm reservation. Final payment is due Feb 15, 2022  No refunds for no shows. $50 nonrefundable fee if cancelled after February 15, 2022.  We guarantee bees are in good condition at the time they are picked up.  


Due to many circumstances and management practices that can affect bees outside of our control we cannot be responsible for bees once they leave our premises. You agree that we are not responsible for whatever may happen to your bees after they are picked up including the survival or productivity of the hive. 


NOT SHIPPING AT THIS TIME. For queens that are shipped we guarantee to deliver healthy, laying queens to the shipping carrier. While we make every effort possible to ensure live delivery, we are not responsible for loss as a result of shipping. In the unlikely event that a loss occurs, it is the recipients responsibility to file a claim with the carrier for a refund.

If you are new to beekeeping we recommend you start with at least two hives. Two hives allows you to compare how they grow and allows you to share resources.  As an example if you have a weak hive with only a few frames of brood and your other colony is strong with a lot of bees and brood you can give the weak hive a frame of brood from the strong colony. There are other reasons to keep 2 or more, but if you are prefer starting with one your first year then start with one.  

If you have any questions about the NUCs feel free to contact us. Beekeeping is a fun and interesting hobby.  We wish you the very best of luck in your beekeeping adventure!!