Reserving Packages, NUCs, and Queens!

Info below was for the 2020 Spring Season.   We will begin taking orders for 2021 in January.  Stay tuned for more details.   We will use our e-newsletter to keep you posted on when ordering begins.  Subscribe at the bottom of this page.

We are partnering with Beez Needz to provide our local beekeepers with packages, NUCs, and queens.  Beez Needz will supply us with the bees.  Country Farm and Home will handle all reservations and collect payment.  Pick up will be at the store.  Here are the details…

Package Days

Saturday, April 11 is our Package Day (Weather Pending) – We are booking 3 lb. Italian bee packages from Georgia NOW!   

Packages are $125 each and include a MARKED queen.   (Some of you may remember that last year marked queens were promised, but all packages came in unmarked.  That was an error at the bee yard, and we have been assured that will not happen again!)  Reserve packages now to hold your space.  Packages need to be prepaid at time of reservation, or at the very latest March 1.  Packages sales are first come first serve.  We will continue taking package orders this spring until we run out of availability. 


TBA (Late March, Weather Pending) – We are reserving NUCs NOW!   Call the store or email us to reserve yours.  NUCs are $175 and include five frames of bees with a mated queen in a PRO NUC.   If you don’t know what a Pro NUC is , they are cool!  Think plastic Rubbermaid box that fits 5 frames perfectly, can open and close on the sides for transport or for allowing bees to forage, and can be easily adapted on the lid to accommodate pop bottle feeders.  Pro NUCs typically sell for ~$20 and can be useful for catching swarms and dividing bees later in the season so consider this an added bonus that your bees are coming in this box at no added charge!  NUCS need to be prepaid by March 1.  Our NUCs are coming from Georgia this year which means we should be able to get them a little earlier than the ones we have sourced in the past, thus the late March date.


Extra Mated Queens (Georgia) $35 each, arriving with packages.   Queens need to be prepaid at time of reservation.   As the season gets a little later, we should have Local Waynes queens available for $40 and can also bring queens into the store a couple of times a month upon request as we run to Beez Needz to pick up our regular restocking equipment orders!

How do I Reserve My Bees? 

Call the store at (919) 542-3353 or email us at to reserve packages, NUCs, or the first round of queens!  All staff members have been trained to take reservations.  Payment needs to be made in advance to reserve bees and can be done by either calling in a credit card number, mailing a check, or stopping by the store.

Beekeeping Supplies

Please see the attached .pdf of our supply list for the 2020 beekeeping season.  Feel free to use this list to help you plan.  This may not be a complete list of everything we offer in our beekeeping area, but it gives you the basics.  (It's hard to keep up!)  For larger orders, some customers find it useful to use this supply list as an order form and submit it to our store in advance of pick up so we have an opportunity to pull supplies together for you.  This can make your shopping experience a bit more efficient and also ensures that everything you need will be in stock and ready for you when you come to pick up.