Hale’s Honey is a small honey and bee operation located in Menifee County, KY. We specialize in providing pure local raw honey that is never heated or processed and also producing nuc starter hives.  At Hale’s Honey, our stock of bees is Italian and Russian. Combining these two breeds yields a mixture of bees that produce honey well while also being resistant to the diseases that face bees today, namely the varroa mite. Our operation is part-time but to us, it feels full-time. Over the past few years, we have established a sizeable clientele for Hale’s Honey and typically have 80% of it sold before the first quart is harvested. This past year we were also sold out of nucs by Christmas.

Currently, we have about 125 hives and use 25% of those for honey production. The other hives are used to split for Nuc’s and to raise our own queens. We typical create about 200 nucs for sale and to maintain our own number of hives.


2018 Nuc Orders

We are currently taking orders for 2018 Nucs. Please call 606-768-3408 or email khale@haleshoney.com to place a Nuc order.  See Bee section for pricing. 

There are no more Queens available for 2017 

Starting in June 2018 queens will be available.


We are currently a member of the following associations:  

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association
Licking River Beekeepers Association
Eastern Apicultural Society
entucky Queen Bee Breeders Association

Facebook:  Hales Honey                       Email:  khale@haleshoney.com                        Call:  606-768-3408

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Queens Bees

Honey Jars

Queen Bees Bee Hives    
Hale’s Honey is of the wildflower variety. In Kentucky it is really hard to get honey of a particular variety. Hale’s Honey comes from a combination of clover, locust, and poplar trees and wildflowers. Hale's Honey has an 80% survival rate with raised queens. We select breeding stock from only the best hives in our operation. The hive must of survived the previous winter and builds up strong in the spring. 

Hale’s Honey produces our own queens on a very limited basis mainly to support our own apiary. We sometimes have spare queens for sale, email or give us a call for information about availability.

We currently offer bees for sale in 5 frame Nucleus hives. These hives are created from our own stock and our own queens. We make sure the queen is laying and developing a good brood pattern before these are sold. We sell Nucs with either 2018 queens or 2017 over-wintered queens.