Honey Bee Sources

  • Jerry Owens (see ADR Bees below) is a local source for NUCs
  • John McDowell — — is a local source for package honey bees

ADR Bees, Rapid City SD

Jerry Owens (605)381-9986
We sell Bees and Beekeeping Supplies. Here are some of the items that we offer:

      • Bees
      • Bee Hives and components (frames, boxes, tops, bottoms, etc)
      • Suits and Gloves
      • Smokers
      • Hive Tools
      • Bulk jars
      • and more … see

BeeWeaver Apiaries

Florence has been researching bee suppliers and found the following site that claims to have bred genetically resistant stock.  They are from Lynn Grove, TX and they have been serving the beekeeping community with quality bees and queens for 120 years.  They say through breeding, they have bred a strain of honey bees that are even mite-resistant.  And they say their bees have been chemical-free for over 10 years.  You can read more about them at their website:

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

In business more than 30 years in North Carolina.  Call 1-800-BEESWAX or visit

Dadant & Sons

For commercial and hobby beekeepers.  They claim to be America’s oldest & largest manufacturer of beekeeping supplies.  Out of Hamilton, IL – or phone (217)847-3324

Mann Lake

For commercial and hobby beekeepers; numerous locations.  They claim to be the largest manufacturer w/the largest inventory of beekeeping supplies.  or phone (800) 880-7694

  • Jerry Owens / ADR Bees is a local supplier for Mann Lake.  If you find something you want, Jerry may have it in-stock or can get it for you.  (605)381-9986