Mated Queens

Mated Queens are available in the Nursery. We suggest calling ahead to be sure, and we will gladly hold a queen for your pick up.

Why Raise Honeybees?

Honey can truly be called a miracle food. It’s been used for centuries as a food, a medicine, and for skin care. Here are some of the benefits of honey:

  1. Energy – the different natural sugars in honey provide a sustained energy boost.
  2. Blood Sugar Level Regulation – because the different sugars are absorbed in different rates.
  3. Immune Booster – antioxidant, antibacterial properties and probiotics in honey boost your immune system
  4. Wound Healing – slightly acidic with natural antibacterial properties, honey helps reduce inflammation and infection thereby reducing time to heal.
  5. Anti-Allergy – eating locally produced honey helps relieve symptoms of allergies.
  6. Sore Throat Remedy – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make a remedy for sore throats.
  7. Cough Remedy – honey is effective in helping reduce the severity of coughs caused by cold and flu.
  8. Sleep Aid – honey helps the body produce melatonin which helps control sleep.
  9. Anti-Cancer – studies have shown that honey can assist in the treatment of certain cancers.
  10. Skin Care – honey helps cleanse the pores and naturally moisturizes the skin

Not only do bees produce wonderful honey, but they are also an incredible means of boosting the performance of your plants as they gather pollen for honey. If you want to produce your own honey and get the benefits listed above while boosting your garden and orchard then order your bees from John’s Country Nursery.

John's Country Nursery Beekeeping

Let John’s help you begin your colony

Beekeeping is not a difficult task, but it does require some equipment, some knowledge and a tremendous amount of patience. John’s Country Nursery can supply you with hives for the bees, protective clothing for you, and tools to work with your bees. We can even provide you with knowledge through the classes we offer, but you have to supply the patience.


If you would like the benefits of honey and want bees to boost the production of your garden and/or orchard, then we can teach you what you need to know to start and maintain your own hives. Check our schedule of upcoming classes to learn how to become a successful beekeeper. Check the schedule here.

Shop John’s Country to get the education and supplies you need.



Bee Gear

Bee Gear





The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.”
–Saint Francis de Sales

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