Welcome to River Birch Bees

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About Us

About Us

We started out nine years ago with one hive and now have sixty five . In 2018 we should have around one hundred hives. Our hives are all located in Western North Carolina where the bees forage on flowering trees unique to the Smokey Mountains . These trees allow the bees to produce the sweetest honey with two distinct flavors, Wildflower and Sourwood . Our passion for beekeeping has lead us to being involved with the Macon County Bee Club ( 4 yrs. Pres. ) , North Carolina State Bee Association ( Life Member ). Our bee yard is also used for education at the bee school held every March by the Macon County Bee Club and to mentor new beekeepers.

The Products We Make

Along with the best honey in Franklin we also make pure bees wax candles. These candles burn longer and have a clean smell with no added chemicals. New at River Birch Bees we now do embroidered towels ,shirts well pretty much anything with bees or any artwork on it.  Looking for something special try our custom made gift baskets that are made local as all the products in it.                                                                                    

Give Our Honey a Try

We participate in the Appalachian Grown Certification program, this certifies our honey is local to Macon County, NC. In 2018 River Birch Bees will obtain North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Honey Certification including testing from a certified lab. Our honey is 100% local. River Birch Bees can be found at many of the local festivals and farmers markets. Our honey is  for sale by contacting us by phone or email. It is also for sale at  these locations Franklin Chamber of Commerce , The Classy Flea and Crabtree General Store all located in Franklin NC.


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River Birch Bees

854 Thompson Rd., Franklin, NC 28734, US

(828) 349-6403