A Northern California

Queen Breeding Company

Our Promise

We are committed to offering high-quality mated queens and honey, good advice to beekeepers, and always complete our orders with excellent customer service.


Carniolan Breeder Queens are carefully chosen from daughters of a New World Carniolan breeder. They are a superb and hearty bee that over-winter exceptionally well! Carniolans are well known for their honey production- making this breed ideal for hobbyist and commercial beekeepers that are interested in honey production.


Italian Queen Breeders are selected from our own stock insuring we chose traits that have the highest hygienic performance in order to produce bees that are disease and mite resistant or tolerant. Italians are well known for their ability to produce high volume of brood all year long and their gentleness, making this breed ideal for pollination and honey production. Our Italian stock is great for any scale apiary from a backyard hobbyist to the large commercial beekeeper.


UHB hybrid stock is a popular breed. Annually a select few queens have been hand chosen as our breeders to ensure we breed from the highest performing and most hygienic hybrids. We breed these queens with our very own Italian and Carniolan breeder drone stock in order to produce the best possible traits of both breeds. UHB hybrids have excellent brood patterns and tend to store an excellent amount of resources making them ideal for all hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.

Uribe Honey Bee Hat

Our Uribe Honey Bee hat is a Richardson 112FP in army olive/tan color. They are adjustable and come in One Size Fits All. The front of the hat reflects a patch of our company logo of a queen bee.

The California Beekeeper Hat

The California Beekeeper hats are Richardson 112FP available in two different color options- either army olive/tan or heather grey/amber gold. The hats have the logo of The California Beekeeper embroidered onto the front. Hats are adjustable and come in One Size Fits All.

The Apiary

Jose Uribe has more than 13 years of full-time experience in commercial beekeeping and queen breeding, previously managing more than 3500 hives as the foreman with his former employer, and traveling to the midwest every year for the honey crop. Within 3 years of opening Uribe Honey Bees, we have grown to 500 hives, plus 3000 mating nucs.

All queens are meticulousy bred and hand selected by experienced catchers who work passionately in the fields from March-September every year. Our bee and mating yards are located in Northern California in Butte County.

Our Purpose

At Uribe Honey Bees (UHB), we exist to produce only the highest quality queens in an effort to support fellow beekeepers in owning the most explosive hives, which in turn allows them the opportunity to support their families through agriculture and also do extraordinary things for the future of honeybees and our food supply system.

After opening UHB & interacting with customers, we quickly discovered a high demand for basic beekeeping information. As a direct result, in 2020 we launched The California Beekeeper- utilizing YouTube as a vehicle to reach beekeepers across all borders- exchanging knowledge, ideas, techniques and inspiration.

We are forward thinkers and believe in evolving and helping others. It is a team effort to keep bees alive and we feel we can transform the industry by sharing information and supporting each other.

Hours: 8am–5pm, Monday through Sunday

Phone: 530-354-7794

Email: thecaliforniabeekeeper@gmail.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 616, Red Bluff, CA 96080

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