Welcome to Blye’s Bees
Honey bees play a vital role in supporting the pollination of plants, a process essential for food crop production and the biodiversity in our ecosystem.
Our four apiaries keep Jim very busy. Check out our About Honey page for information about honey bees and the liquid gold they produce.
If you’re interested in purchasing our honey or candles, please visit our retailer page.
Did you know?
Honey contains mostly sugar, as well as a mix of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc and antioxidants. In addition to its use as a natural sweetener, honey is used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial agent. People commonly use honey orally to treat coughs and topically to treat burns and promote wound healing.Mayo Clinic
The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a beeEmily Dickinson
A Few of Our North Carolina State Fair Entries 2022
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.William Blake
Local, National, and International Organizations and Events
Would you like to learn how to get started as a beekeeper? Are you curious about the world of honey bees? Your county beekeeper’s association is a good place to start.
Check back as we update our site with some awesome resources for the beginner beekeeper!
Learn about the state beekeeper’s association, programs available to NC beekeepers, and resources to get you started on your beekeeping journey. Conferences are held twice yearly.
If you’re located in Wake County, joining this trade association is a great way to learn about beekeeping. WCBA offers a Bee School, mentoring for new beekeepers, and even assistance in safely removing honey bee swarms from your property.
An educational organization based in the eastern U.S. that serves beekeepers worldwide. EAS offers a yearly conference in the summer.
Yearly beekeeping conference featuring a trade show, honey show, and educational presentations by experienced beekeepers.
A fun event, for kids and adults, at the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh. Includes several educational booths sponsored by local county beekeeping organizations.
For the adventurous beekeeper! Planning a trip across the pond? The UK Honey Show is held each October at Sandown Park in Esher, UK, a 30-minute train ride from London.
As the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Association, Apimondia aims to “bring together beekeepers, manufacturers of beekeeping equipment and a wide variety of scientists involved in apiculture, apitherapy, pollination, development and economics.” Conferences are held every other year in different international locations. Apimondia Congress 2023 will be conducted in September in Chile.