Local Sources for Purchasing Bees

Many beekeepers split their colonies to either increase their own apiaries or to sell nucs and hives to those looking for local sources. Because we live in an area where Africanized bees dominate the breeding circles, it is paramount that you discuss this with the beekeeper you are purchasing your bees from to ensure that you are getting non-Africanized colonies. This means that the queen must be either bred outside of Arizona or artificially inseminated from known stock. If you do purchase colonies that have locally bred queens, please keep them in remote locations or re-queen them as soon as possible. Prices vary, so ask around.

FIND A BEEKEEPER IN YOUR AREA

CENTRAL ARIZONA

Honey Horizons
www.honeyhorizons.com
honeyhorizons@gmail.com
602-888-6747

SOUTHERN ARIZONA

208-794-9229
Thunderbirdapiaries@gmail.com
Sierra vista / Cochise county

520-240-0532
Altar Valley

NORTHERN ARIZONA

*Note: Arizona Backyard Beekeepers Association is not held responsible for any actions taken by the beekeepers on this list. This is merely a resource for our community. ABBA does not receive a royalty or any financial benefit from those listed. 

WANT TO BE ON THIS LIST?

APPLY NOW