Live Honey Bees
& Beekeeping Supplies
Beekeeping supplies and quality honey bees have been the backbone of our top-rated business for many years.
We ship package bees from Coast to Coast!
We know the business of shipping package bees and utilize regional logistics centers to optimize the speed of delivering your bee shipment. This is why we are the largest shipper of honey bees on the East Coast and Mid-West. All of our bee shipments are insured.
Whether you are new to beekeeping or an experienced beekeeper we have the beekeeping supplies you are looking for! We Guarantee that your shipment will leave the same day if you place your order by noon EST.
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Mountain Sweet Honey Company is committed to providing beekeepers with the highest quality bees and supplies to help sustain and grow their hives. As the #1 shipper of honey bees on the East Coast and in the Midwest, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to educate beekeepers and supply them with the tools they need for a successful hive.
Because the demand for honeybees and beekeeping supplies continues to grow, we have also grown to help meet the needs of beekeepers across the United States. With additional warehouse space and our expanding operations, Mountain Sweet Honey Company has everything you need to build and maintain a healthy hive.
If you need beekeeping supplies, we’re the company to call. Our accomplishments are deeply rooted in our passion for beekeeping, our standard for outstanding customer service, and our resolution to provide exceptional beekeeping supplies to beekeepers at every level. We always utilize organic beekeeping methods, and we’re committed to using eco-friendly practices in everything we do.
Frames and Foundation
The frame and foundation of your beehive plays a crucial part in the success of your hive. Frames come in several different shapes, depths, and sizes, and what size frame you purchase should depend on the size of your super. Mountain Sweet Honey Company has experienced customer service representatives who can help you determine what beekeeping supplies are best to help you get started.
You may be searching for “beekeeping supplies near me” when scanning the internet for high-quality beekeeping supplies. If so, you’ll be happy to know we proudly offer Langstroth beehives, which is the most common hive in the U.S. Langstroth-style hives are most often preferred because they are the standard type hive that will maximize your honey production.
Our Custom-Crafted Frames
Medium Grooved Frames (10 Frame)
Our beekeeping supplies also carries medium grooved unassembled frames are ideal for medium hive bodies. This frame is perfect for plastic wax coated foundation and the side bars include a middle foot designed to reduce small hive beetle activity. We recommend changing the frames and foundation about once every five years to reduce toxicity in the hive. All you need to assemble this frame is wood glue and nails. One case contains 100 unassembled frames and is shipped from Toccoa, GA.
Our Custom-Crafted Frames
Medium Grooved Frames (8 Frame)
Just like our 10 frame product, the medium grooved 8 frame is intricately designed and handcrafted to fit into medium hive bodies. This frame can be used with plastic wax coated foundation and the side bars have a middle foot designed to reduce small hive beetle activity within the hive. Changing out your frames and foundation every five years will help reduce toxicity within your hive. All you need to assemble this product is nails and wood glue. Each case contains 100 unassembled frames and ships from Toccoa, GA.
Deep Grooved Frames
Our beekeeping supplies also carries deep grooved frames work perfectly with deep hive bodies. Each frame is custom crafted and accepts plastic wax coated foundation. Like all our custom frames, the side bars offer a middle foot designed to reduce small hive beetle activity. We recommend changing out your frames once every five years to help reduce toxicity within the hive. All you need to assemble this product is nails and wood glue. Each case contains 100 un-assembled frames shipped from Toccoa, GA.
Medium Plastic Foundation
Bees absolutely love the wax coating on this high-quality foundation. Pierco is the leader in plastic wax coated foundation and all the wax is made in the U.S. During extraction the foundation stays in the frame. We personally use this product and have been able to use higher RPMs while extracting honey. You can specify whether you want black or natural at checkout. Remember to always keep the foundation out of direct sunlight as it might melt the wax. Each case has 100 sheets.
Medium Plastic Double Waxed Foundation – Case
Our beekeeping supplies also carries medium foundations have a thin edge that are designed to snap-in to the top and bottom bar of grooved wood frames. Wax foundation is a natural way to start bees drawing comb on frames. The double waxed foundation makes this process even easier for the bees. All the wax is sourced in the U.S., keeping with Pierco’s high standards. Each case has 100 sheets and come in black or natural. This foundation snaps into 6 ¼ frames and are designed to fit 6 5/8 depth supers, is extremely durable, compatible with both manual and automatic uncapping equipment, is impervious to wax moths and is consistent and has uniform cell depth (5.2 mm) for ultimate production.
Medium Plastic Foundation Triple Waxed – Case
Triple waxed medium plastic foundations have a thin edge that easily snaps into the top and bottom bars of grooved wood frames. The triple wax, which is natural’s bees wax sourced in the U.S., helps bees to easily draw combs on the frame. These foundations come in either black or natural, are made with a proprietary blend of food-grade plastic, snap into 6 ¼ frames, designed to fit 6 5/8 depth supers and are extremely durable. The foundations are compatible with both manual and automatic uncapping equipment, impervious to wax moths, and have a consistent and uniform cell depth (5.2 mm) to encourage increased production.
Deep Wax Foundation Wired
One of the key beekeeping supplies is foundation you use in any hive plays a large role in production. Our wired deep wax foundation is produced in the USA. The wire offers the foundation the added bonus of reinforcement, especially during the combing out phase. The wire also offers better stability while harvesting honey. To eliminate shipping damage, never order wax foundation if the temperatures are under 40 degrees while in transit.
Shallow Thin Wax Foundation
Our shallow thin wax foundation is made in the U.S. and perfect for “cut comb” honey production. This product needs a shallow wedge top frame and is sold in quantities of 8 pack, 10 pack, 50 pack, and 100 pack.
8 Pack - Deep Assembled Frame & Foundation Combo
This package deal is a huge bargain and perfect for beginners or beekeepers who don’t want the hassle of assembling their frames. Our 8 pack Deep Assembled Frame and Foundation Combo includes 8 frames with foundation. The bottom bar that’s 15% thicker to ensure it won’t break and the handcrafted frames can easily withstand the wax ladders that honey bees make in the hive. Each frame arrives already assembled and should allow you many years of use. The foundation is black and made by Pierco, the leader in plastic wax coated foundation.
Choosing the best hive body can be confusing since there are so many items on the market today, especially if you’re a beginning beekeeper. To make the decision a little easier for you, Mountain Sweet Honey Company offers first-year hives designed specifically for beginning beekeepers, as well as starter hives that can be added to and accessorized as your hive expands. We offer hand-crafted Langstroth hives, the standard when it comes to beekeeping, and all our hives are locally manufactured with premium American-made wood from New Hampshire. Each hive is always manufactured with quality craftsmanship. Our beginning beekeeping supplies for sale is tailored specifically for novice beekeepers.
First Year 10 Frame Hive
Our first year 10 frame hive is designed for beginning beekeepers. This is a complete bee hive kit. The hive body is crafted with Eastern White Pine from the New England region. The plywood is from Georgia grown pine. You can choose to purchase this kit already assembled or you can assemble it yourself. Included in the kit is a solid bottom board, an entrance reducer, a brood box (10) frames and foundation, two medium supers, 20 super frames and foundation, one inner cover, and one telescopic cover. All our medium and deep hive bodies come with pre-drilled holes for 6D nails. This reduces the possibility of the wood splitting. Should you choose to purchase it unassembled, you will need a hammer, wood glue, and/or 6D nails, all of which aren’t included in the kit. The exterior of the hive should also be painted to seal and protect the wood.
First Year 8 Frame Hive
If you’re a beginning beekeeper, the first year 8 frame hive is perfect for you. This hive is typically all the wood ware you’ll need for your first year of beekeeping. This is a full kit that includes beekeeping equipment for sale such as a solid bottom board, an entrance reducer, a brood box, 8 brood box frames and foundations, two medium supers, 16 medium super frames and foundation, one inner cover, and one telescopic cover. All of our medium and deep hive bodies come with pre-drilled holes for 6D nails, which greatly reduces the chances of the wood splitting. You can choose to purchase this hive body assembled or unassembled. For unassembled kits, this hive body does not include a hammer, wood glue, or 6D nails. The first year 8 frame hive body is crafted from white pine from the New England region and is made in Toccoa, GA. The plywood is from Georgia grown pine. The exterior of the hive body needs to be painted to seal and protect the wood.
Beekeeping Supply Accessories
After you’ve determined the best hive body, frame, and foundation for your needs, you’ll need a few beekeeping accessories. Mountain Sweet Honey Company has you covered from the highest quality tools to protective clothing and hive body additions. We sell beekeeping equipment essentials such as smoker kits to help protect you from getting stung, to the necessary hive tool that will aid you in detaching the supers comb from the hive. We have a full-line of the highest quality supplies at affordable costs.
Premium Hive Tool
A hive tool is a critical piece of equipment that will aide in everything from prying the supers apart. This premium hive tool will last you for many years. The front blade is sharp enough to break the propolis between the hive body equipment and the back will allow you to leverage the hive frames from the hive. It’s 9 inches long and built to last.
J-Hook Hive Tool
The J-Hook hive tool is made of stainless steel and perfect for beekeepers who lack hand strength. The J-Hook allows beekeepers to use leverage to remove frames from the hive with little effort.
Metal Frame Gripper
Our metal frame gripper is designed to assist beekeepers who suffer from weak fingers or hands. This tool allows you to grab onto a frame with one hand and pull the frame out once a hive tool is used to break the populous from each side of the frame. The gripper must be centered on the top bar prior to taking the frame out of the hive. It is spring loaded, so when you want to release the frame, the springs will loosen the gripper from the hive.
Our standard hive smoker is the ideal size for any beekeeper who has less than 10 hives. It’s made from stainless steel and the sturdy smoker body has a fuel table at the bottom to allow the forced air from the bellows to keep the fuel smoldering. There’s a hand guard around the base of the smoker that will protect your hand and the hook on the hand guard can be hooked onto most 2 x 8 pressure treated hive stands.
Beekeeping Jacket and Tools Combo
If you’re a beginner, our beekeeping jacket and tools combo has everything you need to start keeping bees. The combo includes a standard smoker, boardman feeder, Beekeeping Basics book, a jacket/veil combo in sizes from S – 4XL, goat skin beekeeping gloves, standard hive tool, and a bee brush. The smoker is a 4×7 in stainless steel smoker with a safety guard to protect your hand from getting burned. The boardman feeder will assist you in feeding your new package of bees or nuc for the first 6 weeks. The Beekeeping Basics book will help you understand all the necessary steps of keeping bees. The jacket/veil combo is made of a cotton blend that will protect you as you work with the hive. It’s top-quality fabric, so it will last you many years. The gloves will protect your hands as you work within the hive, and the hive tool is the standard within the beekeeping industry and will assist you in breaking the propolis seals within the hive. You’ll Save $25 when you purchase the Beekeeping Jacket and Tools Combo.
8 and 10 Frame Winter Hive Wraps
Harsh weather can be detrimental to a healthy bee hive. Bee Cozy winter wraps have been shielding honey bees from cold winters for more than 25 years. They’re easy to slip on and off and the UV treated polypropylene wraps are environmentally friendly, using R8 fiberglass to insulate the hive. This product also comes with an inner cover pad to greatly reduce heat loss from the top of the hive. The Bee Cozy winter wrap protects your hives from freezing winter temperatures and provides a windbreak for breezy locations. Slip the Bee Cozy wrap on your bee hives in late fall to prevent unnecessary heat loss and conserve feed stores. Your bees will brood up faster, so you can split earlier in the spring and be ready for the honey flow. The Bee Cozy wrap helps beekeepers to ‘wrap up’ overwintering and move into spring with stronger, healthier brood and bees!
Mountain Sweet Honey Company is committed to helping beekeepers in Toccoa and across the U.S. build and maintain healthy and organic hives. We are passionate about bees and our enthusiasm prevails in our dedication to exceptional customer service. Throughout the years of growing our own bees, which went from a hobby to a full-time business in a short amount of time, we have stayed true to our mission of supplying beekeepers with high quality beekeeping supplies which include: tools, accessories, and chemical-free bees. We always execute our orders with outstanding customer service and take extra steps to ensure beginner beekeepers have all the information they need to build a successful and thriving hive. A year ago, Mountain Sweet Honey Company was deemed the #1 shipper of honey bees on the East Coast and in the Midwest. We attribute our growth to three things – loyal repeat customers, our understanding of the logistics of shipping honey bees, and our dedicated employees. If you’re a beginning beekeeper, or just interested in learning more about what it takes to be a beekeeper, contact us today at (706) 886-1322 and our customer service representative will assist you.
We are located at 758 Georgia Highway 184, Toccoa, GA 30577.