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Tate's Honey Farm










 Grandkids are great Quinn about 5 helping with queens        Amanda and Emma package bee day


Tate's Honey Farm is a family run business that has been meeting all your beekeeping needs since 1971. We run our own beekeeping operation and provide a location for all beekeepers to stop by and hear the latest news. The Coffee is always on and in the winter the fire place is going. If nothing else come in and talk bees with Jerry, Laura and Kaylee or one of the many beekeepers that stop by to visit. We have beekeeping equipment, honey, pollen, and candle making supplies and provide package bees, queens and pollination services.

 We have started planning for next years package bee day. It will really be different next year. My two older grandsons Quinn and Jerren are now in the military Air Force and Army respectably and doing great. They won't be here to help and i will really miss them. Great grandson Wesley is to young to help. But I still have my granddaughters and they are a special blessing. We still have all our great friends to help out. Though we will all miss the Rich's as they have relocated to Wyoming. Best of luck to them.

Package Bee Day will be April 16, 2016. It is time to signup for the Beginning Bee class at Spokane County extension. The first class is April 13, 2016,9am-5pm, and the second class is April 27, 2016, 9am-5pm. April 16, 2016 the club is hold a package bee installing day, and we have field days to support you classroom knowledge April 30, June 4, and July 9, 2016. Hope to see you at the class.

Follow along through the spring, summer and winter on our blog as we do check our hives at different locations as the weather permits. Keep in touch late winter is a busy time in beekeeping as the commercial guys are heading for California for Almond pollination and the rest of us are starting to worry about early brood buildup and honey stores.


Contact by phone at 509-924-6669, or email at

Or stop by our shop at E. 8900 Maringo Drive, Spokane, WA 99212.

See location and contacts for more details. Site updated 11/22/15

See Blog


NOTES: we accept cash or checks.

  • Winter hours will start November 7, 2015 0830-1400.
  • We will be closed November 28, for Thanksgiving Holiday and December 26 for Christmas Holiday. Plus January 2 for New Years.
  • We are starting to take package bee orders.  












Laura and Kaylee waiting on customers during package bee day. This one day will see about 800 packages distributed to local beekeepers.

Checkout the new items on the New items page. Smoker fuel is great.   


We have queens for sale all summer long and ship to local areas.