Contact Us

  • Old Sol Apiaries
  • 541-582-2337
  • P.O. Box 1760
    Rogue River, Oregon

About us


Old Sol Enterprises LLC is a family run business that endeavors to promote sustainability and the environment at large. In an effort to achieve these goals, Old Sol works to implement concepts including organic farming practices, permaculture, Integrated Pest Management, profitable habitat restoration, and other innovative farming practices.


Note: 2021 Nucs are now sold out. Please email us to be put on the waiting list if you are interested; we may do a round of medium frame nucs in late June. 


At Old Sol we focus on quality over quantity, and take extra time at every step of the way to assure ample, productive, well-vetted queens that will supply your apiary with excellent genetics and prosperous colonies.

Our nucleus colonies come complete with:

A 2021 double vetted, mated, marked queen*

4 frames of bees and stores

5 frame corrugated plastic box

1 gallon frame feeder with cap and ladder system to prevent drowning and burr comb


* You may choose from a Survivor Stock queen or a Caucasian queen.


Characteristics of our bees:

  • Breeders are selected from a pool of over 2,500 colonies

  • Selected for hygienic behavior

  • Selected for low mite counts

  • Northern bred for winter hardiness and no Africanized genetics

  • All Breeder queens tested by the Bee Informed Partnership

  • Selected for rapid buildup

  • Fly at cooler temperatures

  • Excellent honey production

  • Mated queens are vetted for 3 weeks to assure a quality brood pattern, and a high acceptance rate.

  • All queens are marked to make them easy to find and to monitor performance.


Nucs are for local (Rogue Valley) pick-up only and will be ready sometime in May.

Old Sol Nuc Distributors 


ShonnardS 541-929-3524
Bridgetown Bees 503-333-9271


Sunflower Bee Co. 206-612-1148

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