Guard Bees at the hive entrance

About T&S Bee Farm

T&S Bee Farm is built on the principles of producing quality hive products, educational beekeeping products and providing reliable service.

Hi, I'm Thom. In 2006 was working freelance in television production, shooting news, sports, and corporate training videos, in Detroit, Michigan. My wife, Sheryl, was in the Air Force Reserves and all was good. Then my wife's military mission and location changed, which facilitated our move to rural South Georgia. Now living on a small farm, I could do the one thing I always wanted to do, keep Honey Bees.

I started out like most beginner beekeepers - I bought a book or two, hive furniture, and some package bees. I read more books (a lot more books!), watched every beekeeping how-to video and DVD I could find, and took beekeeping classes and worked with other beekeepers. After a few more packages of bees, things started to get real fun. We made increases year after year. Joined a local bee club and started working with new beekeepers helping them avoid the pitfalls I encountered as a new beekeeper.

After much encouragement from my wife and new beekeepers I have been mentoring, we developed the "My Hive Tool" DVD. With 4 hours of Beekeeping instruction, this program will get you started successfully keeping Honey Bees, your first season.

Our beekeeping education DVD series continues to grow by listening to the customers, improving our standards, and following a systematic approach to beekeeping Education.

We apply the same systematic approach to beekeeping. We use natural biologic or soft chemicals for pest and disease control when possible. We resort to the use of harder chemical treatments when it is in the bees best interest.

Get Started Beekeeping

YOU HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT HONEY BEES AND BEEKEEPING. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO KEEP BEES. SO, WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET STARTED WITH BEES?

THESE EIGHT TIPS GATHERED FROM "MY HIVE TOOL" A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BEEKEEPING WILL GET YOU OFF IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

Grafting day old honey bee larvae

Queen Rearing

WHY RAISE QUEENS? BEEKEEPERS CAN GET THE BEES TO RAISE A NEW QUEEN SIMPLY BY MAKING A QUEENLESS SPLIT WITH APPROPRIATELY AGED LARVAE. SO WHY WOULD WE WANT TO RAISE QUEENS?

THE QUEEN IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF THE HIVE. HIGH-QUALITY QUEENS ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL BEEKEEPING.

Honey show winners

Honey Shows

FOR MANY BEEKEEPERS, THE HIGH POINT OF THE BEEKEEPING SEASON IS EXHIBITING THEIR HONEY AT THE VARIOUS HONEY SHOWS. HONEY SHOWS TAKE PLACE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

TO SEE JUST WHAT A HONEY SHOW IS, WE NEED TO TAKE A STEP BACK IN HISTORY. BACK TO A DAY WITHOUT TELEPHONES, TV, OR RADIO. HOW DID THE BEE FARMER LET ITS CUSTOMERS KNOW THEY HAD THE FINEST HONEY?

Interesting Creative Commons Beekeeping Videos

Preview short Bee and Beekeeping videos. These videos have been released under the Creative Commons License for beekeepers to use in their bee education programs.

Beekeeping Classes

Group and private beekeeping classes are available most of the year - in Sale City GA

Get in touch

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