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.
Both of our queen rearing classes this year are full. We plan to teach classes again in 2018 and will post information about those later in the year.
We no longer have nucs for sale this spring. We will be taking orders for next year in August, 2017. If you are interested please send me an email at… email@example.com
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 2017, there is more information on the nuc page about our beekeeping philosophy, pricing and how to order.
I love your bees and will only buy from you. – SC
Best hives I’ve had in years, Thank you! – GA
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. – 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. – 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