Honey Pond Farm is a small, honey bee operation located outside Athens, Georgia, which specializes in raising queens and 5 frame nucleus colonies (nucs). It has been our goal, from the beginning, to concentrate on quality versus quantity and hence return to a gentler approach to raising bees in a more sustainable way which is safer for the environment, the bees and the beekeeper.
Currently, we are sold out of nucs and are no longer taking orders for the 2015 season. We will be taking orders for 2016 starting in August.
We are also temporarily shutting down queen production. The queens are not up to our standards and until we can remedy the situation, we will not be selling queens.
The queen rearing class has reached its capacity. We plan to teach another class next year.
Nucs, weather dependent, are usually ready for pick up in April. The pick up location is outside of Comer, Georgia which is about 20 minutes east of Athens. We do not ship nucs. If you are interested in purchasing a nuc/s for 2016, there is more information on the nuc page about our beekeeping philosophy, pricing and how to order.
These bees are NUTS!!! They are amazing!! – Bill S.
The bees I got from you last year were so calm and mild and did so well in our area, I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. – NC
I bought a nuc from you last year, best hive I have. – NC
And, thank you for the great queen bee. . .we’ve crowned her Queen Sophia! – NC
Your queens are amazing! – NY
These great ladies took the prize as leading my most productive hive (of four) last summer. – NH
The queen you sent to me last year is going through the roof this spring! Only time I have ever added a super to a hive during the first inspection. John Snowdon – NH
She is a fabulous queen. Thank You! – GA
Thank you so much for the wonderful nucs I purchased from you this year. They are by far the best bees I have bought in six years of beekeeping. They have been going gangbusters since day One and are overflowing with honey. I am so, so pleased. Linda Tillman – GA
Your girls nearly filled a medium super of foundation in about 10 days. That queen and her girls are machines. I was able to work them with no smoke or a veil. Travis Bayne – SC
Your Bees Rock!!! Keep up the good work! – GA