Bees and Beekeeping at Tractor Supply Co.
So, you’re thinking about becoming a beekeeper, but you're not sure where to start. Tractor Supply can help. We carry an assortment of beekeeping essentials to get you started, like protective beekeeper suits, easy-to-assemble hives, and even the bees themselves.
Tractor Supply offers a number of bee species for you to choose from, including honey bees and bees whose sole job is to pollinate. You can directly order live bees as well as purchase certificates redeemable for a box of bees. Tractor supplies Italian honey bees and Carniolan honey bees, and certificates for mason bees and leafcutter bees. The live bee packages will include the queen bee and thousands of worker bees. The bee certificates are redeemable online and will include gentle bees that won’t make honey but will pollinate your garden. Tractor Supply also carries bee feed, feeders, and beehive stimulant, as well as attractant, humidity-control pads, and nesting tubes.
In addition to the bees themselves, you’ll need to equip yourself with the right tools and gear that help your bees thrive and ensure your venture into beekeeping goes off without a hitch. Tractor Supply carries everything you need, from easy-to-assemble beekeeping boxes and beehives and their parts, to the necessary clothing that protects you as you work. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to update your hive, you can count on Tractor Supply to have the items you need to create a bee-friendly environment in your backyard. Shop our beekeeping kits that include assembled hive boxes and accessories, or an assortment of individual frames, covers, stands, and supers. We also carry bee and insect houses for a diverse and thriving garden. When it comes to interacting with the bees, you’ll need to gear up from head to toe in protective clothing. Tractor Supply has beekeeping suits, protective gloves, beekeeping veils, jackets, and aprons to keep you safe.
For those busy bees whose job goes beyond pollination and also includes honey making, Tractor Supply can help. When the time arrives to harvest the honey, we have an assortment of honey extractors, buckets, and jars to choose from, as well as the necessary tools to collect the honey from the hives including smokers, priers, brushes, knives, and scratchers. After the honey is harvested, be sure to check out Tractor Supply’s list of delicious honey recipes by Just A Pinch! --- Questions? Visit our FAQ page for answers on bee shipping and certification, and for other important beekeeping information. We also recommend that you find a local beekeeping club as an additional resource and as a way to connect with your community. Want to learn more about being a beekeeper? Life Out Here Magazine has loads of helpful articles on getting started with beekeeping, installing your hive, and raising bees at home.