Hale’s Honey is a small honey and bee operation located in Menifee County, KY. We specialize in providing pure local raw honey, nuc starter hives and queens produced from our breeder stock. At Hale’s Honey, our stock of bees is Italian, Russian and Purdue Ankle Biter. Combining these 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, nucs and queens. We typically sell out very quickly, most years we are sold out of honey by the end of August and nucs by Christmas. 

Currently, we winter about 100 hives here in KY. Those hives are used to split for Nuc’s and to raise our own queens while also using several for honey production. We typicaly create about 200 nucs for sale and to maintain our own number of hives. 


We are currently taking orders for 2021 Nucs


Please see Bee section for pricing and details



We are currently a member of the following associations:  

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association
Licking River Beekeepers Association
Eastern Apicultural Society
Kentucky 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 poplar or 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 90% 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 2021 queens or 2020 over-wintered queens.