Our Bees

Queen rearing - a finished queen cellHoney bees with their locally mated queen.Rainy Day Bees runs a group of self sufficient neighborhood apiaries located in North Seattle and Shoreline.  As such, we work to produce the majority of our own queens and bees throughout the year. We raise bees from queens that are gentle, productive and overwinter successfully in our climate. Queens are raised throughout the spring and summer, as soon as the weather is warm enough for successful mating. Nucleus hives are produced in July and August for overwintering.

Mated queens, queen cells and nucleus hives may be available for purchase, depending on the time of year and weather.  Email peter@rainydaybees.com to inquire about availability.