Bee Market

Need honey? Bees? Equipment?

Visit this page to see what our members have for sale.  If you are a RBA member and have honey, bees, or other bee-related stuff for sale, please contact the webmistress or leave a comment below to post your items here.

Bee Equipment for Sale

We are a full-line beekeeping supply business, including woodenware, tools, protective gear and honey bee nucs.  We are a mobile business, attending most beekeeping club meetings in the greater Richmond area, with locations in Goochland and Powhatan.

Bee Package and Nuc Information for 2022

Have packages, nucs or queens for sale? Contact the web admin to include your information here. or create a comment below.

Support Local Beekeeping!

Twin Oaks Apiary (Lakeside/Henrico County) is offering overwintered nucs for sale with availability expected mid-March (weather permitting).

Compared to packages and Spring nucs, local overwintered nucs offer the best option for an early and robust start and the best possibility of a first-year honey crop. Includes a sturdy and experienced summer 2021 laying queen and family who will have survived winter and are poised for rapid growth.

Received Fall mite treatment and will receive an early Spring organic mite treatment (Oxalic acid vapor). All nucs feature Carniolan queens– selected and bred for gentleness, productivity, and winter survival (averaged 97% winter survival in 2019 and 2020). Available as 5 frame deep nucs (in a reusable plastic Jester transfer nuc box), and also offering a few 8 frame medium nucs. $250 each. $50 Deposit required to hold.

Most customers use Venmo for deposit. Cashapp and Paypal also accepted, as well as cash and checks. State inspection. Please email Ron Stilwell at to reserve, or call or text 804-839-1191. Questions welcomed. Note– Phone support for general advice available before and after pick-up.

BackFortyBees is located in Williamsburg Virginia and has been suppling bee packages, nucs and queens for years. BackFortyBees supplies 3-pound packages of Italian honey bees. Our packages have been issued a certificate of health by the state apiarist of Georgia and comply with all laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, confirming that they are free of disease. BackFortyBees is an experienced apiary and we have a successful track record of over many years supplying honey bees locally that will succeed for you. Their Bees can be picked up March 20 and May 15. You can order online at

Bob Gibson is taking orders for package bees and queens from Gardner Apiaries/Spell Bee Co. located in Bexley, GA.

Delivery Date is scheduled for March 24 (Thursday afternoon pickup). There is a second delivery scheduled for April 7, if there is enough interest in a second load he will get the bees for you. These dates could change based on weather.

Prices are $130 for a 3 pound package with Italian queen not marked, add $5 for a marked queen $35 for each Italian queen unmarked add $5 for a marked queen

Payments in your ordering 1-4 packages 100% is due when ordering. If your ordering 5 or more packages a 50% deposit when ordering and the balance is due March 15

Pickup location is 12497 Cedar Lane Ashland VA. You will be called when bees are ready to be picked up.

Send your order information to Robert Gibson 12497 Cedar Lane, Ashland VA 23005 804-798-3928 email

2022 Purebred Russians from Royall Bees! They are offering 3 Pound packages along with Nucs and Queens. Use the following codes for $10 off Nucs and Packages 22RBABEES and for 10% off queens 22RBAQUEENS. For each purchase made here they Royall Bees will contribute a portion of the sale to Richmond Beekeepers Association. Order on their web site

Our goal at Living Water is to help people help bees. To that end, we sell nucleus honeybee colonies to those looking to begin beekeeping.

At Living Water we don’t just sell bees, we walk through the process with you. When you purchase a nucleus colony from us, we offer a 3 week basics to beekeeping course to ensure you will be successful in caring for your hive and we are always available via email if you have any questions in the future.

Our nucleus colonies are 5 frame deep nucleus colonies grafted from our own local stock. Our colonies have high winter survival rate, very gentle disposition and prolific honey producers.

Nucleus colonies are $160 and available throughout the spring and summer beginning in late April/early May, depending on weather. For those interested in the 3 week beekeeping course, we ask for an additional $40.

Fill out the form to reserve your nucleus colony today here:

Confirmation email will be sent out in February at which point we ask for $80 deposit (if ordered in winter).

Cash, check or online payment are all accepted. Directions to pay online will be emailed.

Nucs can be picked up at 1000 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, Va, 23225, when ready.

Tim Perkins from Virginia Honey Bees. 540-699-7644Going to Georgia.March 23 or 25

Selling package for $145.00

Tim will stop anywhere off I 95 for delivery

RBA Patches for Sale

Add some pizzazz to your bee suit!  Get an RBA patch.  Patches are sold at our monthly meetings.  $5.00 each.

Reduce Small Hive Beetles

Nematodes – beneficial for reducing Small Hive Beetle larva

Southern Insectaries Inc.

Perry, Georgia


Order in late spring and then do a ground application around hives.

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