Blue Ridge Bee Supply

Closed for the Holidays

Store Hour Update Effective 11/24/2020

After some deliberation we will be closing from Thanksgiving to the New Year for the holidays. If you find yourself in an urgent need of supplies please contact us via Facebook messenger, email (blueridgebeesupply@yahoo.com) or call the shop (336-719-7878) and leave a voice-mail. We will be checking these regularly and will make arrangements to ensure your needs are met! We hope everybody has a happy and safe holiday season and we’ll see you on January 4, 2021!

We are beekeepers too!

In addition to selling beekeeping equipment and related bee stuff, we also keep bees using the things we sell. So if you have questions about anything, please just ask us. We’re posting pictures from our bee yard so you won’t be shy about visiting us or asking us questions.

About Hexagons & Lexicons

The Hexagons & Lexicons program was our Apprentice/Mentor program at BRBS. It was started in 2015 and we were very successful and enlisted over a dozen young ladies and gents who expressed interest in becoming an apprentice beekeeper with a mentor. The program was mutually beneficial to both apprentice and mentor. We strongly felt that it would be very successful at increasing participation in beekeeping, providing sound “hands-on” education for new beekeepers and provide a much needed “helping hand” to veteran beekeepers who often find themselves struggling to keep up with their bees and equipment.

We ran the program for about 2 years until our young beekeepers decided there were more interesting things to do. We are proud of the work we did and hope that we started something good for our young beekeepers.

Surry County Beekeepers “How To” Videos

The Surry County Beekeepers have started a bee yard that currently houses over 30 colonies. The bee yard is part of a grant through the NC Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund. SCBA was hoping to be able to do beekeeping training in the bee yard, but because of restrictions by NC State University — who oversees the property — that hasn’t happened.

However, that hasn’t stopped the SCBA folks. They are now creating “How To” videos that are available to anyone with access to YouTube. You can check out the videos available here: SCBA YouTube Channel

Here’s a sample of one of the videos that was recorded in our facility:

Getting Ready for Winter

Corn Syrup Feed
Corn Syrup Feed Sold by the gallon. Includes Honey-B-Healthy

You probably need to be feeding your bees right now to get them ready for winter. Fondant, corn syrup, and pollen patties can all help your bees winter better.

Blue Ridge Bee Supply has corn syrup with Honey-B-Healthy already added. This is also good to feed hives where you are combining weak hives because the Honey-B-Healthy will help them acclimate to each other faster.

You can see other products we have for overwintering your bees under our Pollen and Feed Substitute section.

Stay in Contact with Us

We will soon be implementing an email and text program to keep our customers informed of pertinent schedule changes, closures and so forth. This will only be utilized once or twice a month, and WILL NOT be used as a sales tactic. If you have a preference, contact us through messenger on our FaceBook page, with your preference. Otherwise, you may be receiving a call from us, pertaining to this subject. Thanks and happy beekeeping !! 🐝🐝🐝