John G. and Corinne Smith own and operate Central Beekeepers Supply LLC in Russellville, Arkansas. Central Beekeepers Supply opened its doors in June 2011 in our garage. In 2013, the operations were moved to a 2,400 square foot building close by and continued to grow. By 2016, we were busting at the seams and on the hunt for a larger space. In August of 2017, we moved into our current 8,000 square foot facility conveniently located in Russellville just off of I-40. Gracie Hartzell Gibson joined us in 2018.
We sell beekeeping supplies and tools, protective clothing, honey, beeswax, honey bee themed decor and gifts. We truly are a family business! We offer a level of customer service that only a small business can.
We have a passion for beekeeping! John's dad, John E., was a lifetime beekeeper. He began robbing bee trees and taking the loot (honey and honeycomb) home to his dad, when he was just a small child. He passed down the art and passion for beekeeping to John. John E. is in heaven now. Oh how I wish he were here sitting in one of the rocking chairs on our shop porch to visit with beekeepers. What a treasure that would be!
A family legacy
We love what we do! It is a pleasure for us to operate Central Beekeepers Supply. And that's what you will experience when doing business with us. We want to help you be successful in your beekeeping ventures. If we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Great people, great customer service, and I can depend on them. Can't ask for much more than that!
I cannot give enough praise for this family business. They go above & beyond.
Great people! Very knowledgeable and always helpful. I'm so grateful to have them as a resource.