Mountain Sweet Honey

Bees for Sale, Package Bees for Sale, and Beekeeping Supplies in Illinois

Illinois Bees for Sale and Beekeeping Supplies

Bees for Sale and Beekeeping Supplies in IllinoisNicknamed “the Prairie State,” Illinois’s landscape is diverse, with its vast farmlands, lush forests, and wetlands. Only here will you discover the historic Land of Lincoln and the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds. Aside from that, one of the largest cities in the nation can be found in the northeast on Lake Michigan’s shores. Chicago is most known for its 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower as well the Navy Pier. It is not at all surprising that as Illinois continues to thrive so too does the business of beekeeping. Since the early 1900’s, beekeeping has been a business that has continued to grow in the State of Illinois where we proudly support beekeepers by supplying package bees for sale, along with beekeeping supplies for the beehive for hobbyists and commercial beekeepers alike.

Mountain Sweet Honey Company is dedicated to serving customers with superior honey bees, beekeeping supplies and excellent customer service. Our apiaries are located in the awe-inspiring mountains of northeast Georgia, and we ship bees on a weekly basis from mid-March to May. Whether you’re a longtime beekeeper or just getting started, we have all the beekeeping supplies you will need.

Bees for Sale in Illinois

Mountain Sweet Honey Company is the #1 shipper of Italian bee packages in the mid-west and on the East Coast.  Our experienced customer service representatives can assist you in determining exactly what supplies you will need and the best ship date for your bees.

If you’re a beginner and need advice on beginning beekeeping, we can help.  We proudly offer Langstroth beehives, which is the most common hive body in the United States.  We locally manufacture our own bee hives with premium wood from New Hampshire.  Each hive component is manufactured with a focus on value and quality craftsmanship.  A Langstroth hive allows beekeepers to utilize the science of beekeeping.

We also have 3 lbs package bees, nucs, and beehives for sale. 

Package Bees for Sale in Illinois  

All of our bees are grown in Georgia utilizing organic management practices. Our bees are inspected by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and will have a Georgia Department of Agriculture Health Certificate stapled on the outside of the shipping crate.  We have packaged bees for sale for the 2019 bee season with multiple dates available.  We proudly offer Italian honey bees.  We fully understand the importance of transportation logistics in safely shipping honey bees. We also ensure our honey bee shipments.  Our honey bees are shipped properly, promptly, and with great care.  You can rest assured with ordering your bees from Mountain Sweet Honey Company, your bees will arrive at your home healthy.   

Beekeeping Supplies in Illinois 

Whether you are a beginner or an expert beekeeper, we offer a complete line of beekeeping supplies.  Our product line includes hive tools, extractors, and protective clothing which are essential for beekeeping.  Our beekeeping supplies also includes 8 frame or 10 frame hive bodies, frames, foundation, screen or solid bottom boards, and telescopic covers. We have all the bee health essentials for honey bees.  If you’re a beginner, we offer first-year hive kits that have all the necessary equipment for a successful and productive beehive. 

Keeping our prices affordable while offering top quality, organic-friendly supplies is important to us.  We offer free shipping on orders more than $150. (Select items not included.)

You can also find bee health items in our shop including essential oils (tea tree, lemongrass), pollen, mite treatments, and supplements.


About us

We are proud to be a member of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.   Having begun as a hobby, Mountain Sweet Honey Company turned into a full-time business almost overnight. There was a huge demand for local honey which meant our number of hives had to grow too. During our second year in business, we started selling honey bees and some beekeeping items.  Our attention has always been directed toward providing chemical free bees.

We are confident in our mission to offer high-quality bees, high-quality beekeeping supplies, knowledgeable feedback to beekeepers, and to always put out our orders with stellar customer service.

In 2017, Mountain Sweet Honey Company became the #1 shipper of honey bees in the mid-west and east coast. We can credit our growth since our company’s inception to loyal repeat customers, our comprehending the logistics of shipping honey bees, and wonderful employees who helped make this growth possible.

If you’re a beginning beekeeper, or just interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a beekeeper, call 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.


Beekeepers Association in the State of Illinois

Historic Pullman District Beekeepers of Chicago, IL

Heart of Illinois Beekeepers Association in Peoria, IL

Western Illinois Beekeepers in Springfield, IL

Lake County Beekeepers Association Illinois

Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association

Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association

Prairie State Beekeepers

St. Clair Beekeepers Association


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