Tate's Honey Farm


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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. It is package bee time and we are prepping for all the equipment needed. Package bees will be here April 12, 2014. We have not gotten pricing yet but are taking orders. Follow along through the winter on our blog as i do check my hives at different locations as the weather permits. We have looked at all our hives in the Valley in the last couple of weeks our next stop is Blanchard, ID and a visit with my brother. 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.

NOTE: we accept cash or checks.

We are now in summer hours open Saturday 0830 to 1700.

What's happening:

bulletUpdated package and queen info for 2014 including pricing. Thanks for waiting.
bulletUndated package and queen info for 2014
bulletsee Inland Empire Beekeepers Assoc.link for latest bee class info and Latest program schedules for 2014
bulletThis is a great link on why bees are dying- http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing.html
bulletWSU Diagnostic Lab-APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory CAHNRS – Department of Entomology
bulletHoney bee colony health data sheet-ColonyHealthDataSheet_000
bulletWSU Honey bee colony health Protocol-FieldSamplingProtocol_000
bulletPlease view this blog of Will Olson he is doing some neat stuff: http://moosemeadowbeeevents.blogspot.com/
bulletSee the new blog page for comments on what I see when working my bees. Hope it helps folks.
bulletwe sold 850 package bees to 355 customers this year. Thanks to everyone.
bulletupdated Kaylee's Kandles (more updates with pics).

Be sure and visit the News and Links page for the latest information on what has changed and for new links. You don't want to miss out on anything. Web site last undated Updated 2/10/14.



In side our remodeled sales area, Lot of room to browse the shelves and visit


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And for the non beekeeping members of the family there are honey straws and a beautiful view of Millwood and the Spokane River. In the spring we get to watch the Gonzaga Crew row past the shop in the mornings. 

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Contact Information

If you have a special need and can't visit us on Saturday call and leave us a message and we will make an arrangement to see you get what you need when you need it. If you are out of town we can mail many items. We are closed on all holidays and Sunday's. Remember we are beekeepers and so please call to make sure we aren't in the bee yards. Come to our shop which is located on the Spokane River opposite Millwood. Our address is East 8900 Maringo Drive, drive north on Argonne Road, cross the river and turn west on Maringo Drive and go down one long block. Its an older white house with a for sale honey sign in the yard. The shop is located down the driveway on the river.

Winter hours we are open Saturday only 8:30 till 2 pm starts Nov 2, 2013
Summer hours we are open Saturday 0830 to 1700 summer hours start Feb 15, 2014.
If you can't make it in on sat. please leave a message and we can work out a time for you.
Postal address
E. 8900 Maringo Dr., Spokane, WA., 99212
Electronic mail
General Information: taccon105@icehouse.net
Sales:  taccon105@icehouse.net
Customer Support:  taccon105@icehouse.net
Webmaster: taccon105@icehouse.net







Send mail or requests to taccon105@icehouse.net with questions or comments about supplies or this web site.
Last modified: February 07, 2011