Welcome to Thicket Bees/ Big Thicket Bees

Please check our “Services” page to find out how we can help you. Check out our “Product” page where you can find what products we have in stock and ready to sell.

Local Honey

Our local honey is a true delight for the taste buds. Produced right here in the Big Thicket National Preserve area of East Texas, our honey is made from the nectar of local flowers and plants. It is raw and unfiltered, (strained to remove larger particles of beeswax and the occasional dead bees) preserving all the natural flavors and health benefits. With its distinct taste and unique floral notes, our local honey is a must-try for honey enthusiasts.
At our beekeeping operation, we take pride in our commitment to the well-being of our bees and the quality of our products. We follow sustainable and ethical practices to ensure the health and vitality of our colonies. Whether you are a beekeeper, a honey lover, or someone interested in supporting local agriculture, we invite you to explore our range of bee supplies, bees, queens, beeswax, pollen, and local honey.
Experience the wonders of beekeeping and the delicious flavors of our local honey. Shop with us today and join us in our mission to protect and promote the fascinating world of honeybees.

We harvest our honey from our hives located along the Big Thicket Preserve and surrounding area. The Honey is made from local floral. Our Honey is all-natural, nothing added but hard work and love.

Bees and Queens

Looking to start your own bee colony? We offer five-frame nucs (small hives) as well as queens for sale. Our bees are healthy and well-cared for, ensuring a strong and productive colony. Our queens are carefully selected for their genetics and traits, ensuring the development of a robust and thriving hive. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced beekeeper, our bees and queens are the perfect choice for your apiary.


You will receive a minimum of 2 brood frames, 1-2 honey frames, a frame of foundation, and a new queen. Other nuc suppliers may introduce a caged queen into the nuc a few days before they sell them. Not us! Our nucs are started with a ripe queen cell from selected breeder queens. The queen in your nuc IS the queen of that colony, no need to wait for her to be accepted by the bees. Your nucs are ready to go the day you pick them up. The queen is busy laying brood and the colony is growing, just waiting to be set in your backyard or your favorite honey location.

All of the Nucs we sell are un-branded and painted white. 
We are located in Zone 9 therefore our bees are best suited for Zone 9 however they will do quite well in Zone 7, 8, and 10. Our bees can survive in zone 3 remember they will take more feed in the winter as they may rear brood year round. 

Color charts for Queens and Hives