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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.

 Well we made it through package bee day. I want to thank all our great customers who made it a great time for my family. Also thanks to the friends who stopped in and helped unload the truck and get started. Thanks Bill Watts, Leislynn and Butch Rich, your great friends to help out. Special thanks to my granddaughters boy friends who help on Sat. and Sunday, Joey and Brennan. Check out the new pics on the package bee page. While the package bees got going we have moved into the orchards for pollination. Spring is such a busy time for all beekeepers.

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 8/29/15

See Blog


NOTES: we accept cash or checks.

  • We are now in Summer hours open Saturday 0830 to 1700.
  • Queens are no longer available for sale.












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.