Honey Bees

For up to date information please see: 


We are no longer using or updating this site. Thank you for 

understanding and we apologize for any confusion. 



All of our breeding stock is overwintered here in Michigan!

100% Treatment Free

We have many different blood line crosses at various bee yards: 

Carnolian, Italian, Russian, Minnesota Hygenic and Buckfast Cross


For the 2017 season WE ARE OFFERING SHIPPING 

We are NO longer accepting credit cards!!! All transactions must be cash, money 

order or a cashiers check. Thank you

In the spring please do NOT expect to receive your bees on April 1st! It takes a minimum of 30 days to have a successfully mated queen and the process cannot even begin until the bees are flying on a daily basis. Our bees are 100% dependent on MICHIGAN WEATHER!

Please see our Mackinac Island Honey Bee Co site for further information.   Please call for pricing and availability. 
Please also see our other site:
Also available this year!!!
Cost is $40 per book plus shipping. Price will be going up as more information gets added! 


Any information shared here is gathered from our personal experiences as well as research we have done. In no way are we claiming to be experts, but we do want to share as much information as we can.

                                 
2018 
                                  
Nucs
Your name will NOT be added to the list to reserve your hive(s) until your deposit has been received! Please make sure that you read all the information below it will answer many questions!

2018 Season

Please see new site link above.

All 2-Frame nuc orders require a $50 non-refundable deposit.
This will come in a cardboard box with 1 frame of feed, one frame of brood and a mated, marked and laying queen. 

We feel that the southern package bees are not beneficial to the bees or the customer. By ordering a 2-frame Nuc you are getting Bees with their own queen, brood and resources. With a 2-frame nuc you are getting twice as many bees as you would with a simple 3 pound package.  Eliminate the worry of package failure because they did not accept the queen and had no brood to grow with. 

We are no longer offering Michigan Packages 


Warre Nuc 

All 8-Frame standard warre nucs require a $50 non-refundable
deposit.
All frames begin with a small starter strip of wax and the rest is naturally drawn. Before these are ready for shipping or pick up we like to see 6 of the 8 frames under production. 

 Custom Warre Wooden Ware

Please call Kevin at 616-835-1551
Boxes, lids, bottom boards, frames, and spacers

 Very Important Information!

Pick up dates will be set as bees are ready. If you cannot make your scheduled date, you will be moved down to the next date. If you cannot make this date your order will be cancelled and your $50 deposit will be forfeited. 
  

Rusty Rhodes 231-245-3039

Located in Charlotte, Michigan
We accept cash, money orders or credit cards (with a 4% fee) No personal checks will be accepted. Thank you

We mark all of our queens after they are mated to make them easier to find on the frame.

One of our 2015 Queens just returned from one of her mating flights! 


We do our best to come up with a unique paint scheme for all of our breeder queens hives. They are all hand painted. We like looking at pretty hives and we are sure our neighbors do too!


Thank you for visiting our site, we hope we have been able to answer some of your questions. Please know that we are not claiming to be experts, just trying to share what we know and have learned. 
Thank you, 
Rusty