Illinois Beekeeping Supplies and Bees Shipped Free on orders of $50 or more!
We've worked hard to become a premium supplier to Illinois beekeepers! Our shipping is free, and incredibly fast. Most orders ship within 24 hours!
Our origins are in Texas where we can breed the highest quality bees which excel nationwide, but we’ve expanded nationwide, and worked hard to become a premium supplier to Illinois beekeepers! Our shipping is free, and incredibly fast. Most orders ship within 24 hours! We offer EXTENSIVE free education to all beekeepers, and are known industry wide for being a leader in education. Check out our free monthly magazine and our free Live Monthly Tips Webinar.
Free Shipping for Illinois Packaged Bees!
TBS is one of the largest producers of bees in the US! Unlike many companies, we are not buying & reselling, but create our own packages, nucs & hives using our own beekeeping operation. This allows us to maintain the highest possible quantity. You can also check out our beginner quiz to see what you need to get started in beekeeping!
We are also available anytime to answer any of your questions! You can give us a call or send us an email. We also have a dedicated Bee Help section of our website, and a bee help email address, and hotline. We carry 3lb package bees with Italian/carnelian queens, nucs, beehives, complete hives & more!
Illinois Packaged Bees!
Check out how to care for your bees when you first get them here!
Our premium package bees are shipped for FREE! Features include:
-Approximately 3lbs of bees (roughly 10,000 bees)
-A new, mated Italian/Carnolian queen
-Shipped in our reinforced "Bee Bus" plastic package for safer shipment
-Learn how to install packages here!
Illinois Beginner's Purchasing Guide!
Knowing what equipment to buy can be overwhelming. Follow our step by step guide and find the right gear tailored to your specific needs! We'll walk you through everything needed, and deliver it directly to you!
Beginning and Advanced Virtual Classes for Illinois Beekeepers!
We remember firsthand what it felt like to jump into beekeeping- the excitement, the questions, the concerns, and the overwhelming feeling of so much to learn! Join Blake, a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and lifelong beekeeper as he simplifies beekeeping and teaches you everything you need to successfully manage bees! This class is curated from thousands of hours of teaching experience, and is applicable no matter where you plan to keep bees in the USA! Join Blake as he teaches is beginning, advanced, and beekeeping business classes!
Whether it is Hardware, Bee Health, or Education, TBS has it all for Illinois Bees, Supplies and Classes!
With over 1000 low priced items in stock, and ready to ship within 24 hours for free, we offer premium supplies at industry competitive pricing! We offer extracting equipment, hive tools, vented bee suits, Langstroth hives, screened bottom boards, mite treatment, syrup, pollen patties, essential oils, queen rearing tools, assembled and painted equipment, unassembled equipment, premium cypress and pine, telescoping covers, gloves, bee veils, classes, hive stands, and countless other items!
Blake Shook, along with his parents, Lyndon and Tammy Shook, founded TBS in 2016. Blake has been keeping bees since he was a young teen and has grown his commercial beekeeping business to thousands of hives. When his parents had an empty metal building and a few acres to utilize for a small business, Blake approached them about another dream of his - starting a bee supply store to help beekeepers nationwide. And thus, TBS was born.
Why are We Here?
The beekeepers at TBS exists to help new, intermediate and advanced beekeepers succeed in their efforts to raise bees and produce honey. Whether you have 1 or 1000 hives, we offer the products you want and need to help your bees thrive.
What do We Do?
We sell bees and queens, a full line of beekeeping equipment, offer a wide variety of virtual beekeeping classes and extracting services, and are the only distributor in the world of the SUPER SUIT. We also offer personalized help with your hives and answer thousands of questions a year for our customers.