"Early Spring hive's frames assembly by Juliette." Photo by  Arden Wray

"Early Spring hive's frames assembly by Juliette." Photo by Arden Wray


 "Spring settling in their new  Langstroth  hives - outside sugar water feeder until the new colony can forage enough nectar to feed and start "making" honey for themselves. Note the left over sugar water tin cans used during their transportation in the "bee package"."

"Spring settling in their new Langstroth hives - outside sugar water feeder until the new colony can forage enough nectar to feed and start "making" honey for themselves. Note the left over sugar water tin cans used during their transportation in the "bee package"."


Order honey early (now) and we will deliver through the season harvest - Summer and/or Fall 2018!

Prepurchase the number of raw honey jars you wish from our apiaries!.

Perk / 1 jar (12 oz each) or plus

Your sponsoring provide for 1 bee colony with it's queen bee to be installed in the bee yard.

Perks / 5 jars (12 oz each) + private tour of a beehive with the beekeeper + 1 guest of your choosing - The tour consist of a introduction to the hive + checking with hands-on approach to beekeeping and honey comb tasting. 1h min. duration.

Your sponsoring provide for 1 bee colony and it's queen bee + their Langstroth hive housing to be installed in the bee yard.

Perks / 10 jars (12 oz each) + private tour of a beehive with the beekeeper + 1 guest of your choosing - The tour consist of a introduction to the hive + checking with hands-on approach to beekeeping and honey comb tasting. 1h min. duration.

Your generous sponsoring provide for 1 bee colony and it's queen bee + their Langstroth hive housing to be installed in the bee yard + ensuring the life of the apiary for seasons to come.

Perks / 15 jars (12 oz each) + private tour of a beehive with the beekeeper + 1 guest of your choosing + 1 sustainable harvest royal jelly tin (3 oz) - The tour consist of a introduction to the hive + checking with hands-on approach to beekeeping and honey comb tasting. 1h min. duration.

Honey Bees, Local Honey!

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After 4 years of homestead beekeeping, we are growing the bee yard and offering our patrons local honey shares.

This is an opportunity to support the local honey bee population and comprehend their life cycle in symbioses with our local edible gardens, by the pristine Delaware river in an Upstate NY community.

 "House bees attending uncapped cells of nectar brought back to the hive by the forager bees."

"House bees attending uncapped cells of nectar brought back to the hive by the forager bees."


Why do we raise honey bees ...

Bees pollinate many of the native and introduced plants. Pollinators transfer pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. While native bees and honey bees have different foraging patterns, developing apiary near food gardens and farms keep growers focused on pesticide free and  pollinator friendly practices while they  advocate for permaculture ethics. Beekeeping conveys community engagement through bee conservation efforts.

Bees across the world are instrumental and improve the pollination rate of many farm crops, they are the world's greatest pollinators. Without them, roughly 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of our wild plants would fail.

 "Bees "bounding" with their queen as she has recently traveled with them in the bee package (initial purchased colony). A little cage plugged with a cork held the queen and two bees attending to her needs. Upon arrival in the hive the cork will be replaced by a candy. Her cage hanged in a frame of the nursery box allows for acclimating time as she will eat her way out of it into her new home."

"Bees "bounding" with their queen as she has recently traveled with them in the bee package (initial purchased colony). A little cage plugged with a cork held the queen and two bees attending to her needs. Upon arrival in the hive the cork will be replaced by a candy. Her cage hanged in a frame of the nursery box allows for acclimating time as she will eat her way out of it into her new home."

 "One of our public permaculture project benefiting from the rooftop apiary. Ask for a tour of the  Tusten Heritage Community Garden  & pollinator garden entrance in Narrowsburg NY." Photo by  Patricia Heal

"One of our public permaculture project benefiting from the rooftop apiary. Ask for a tour of the Tusten Heritage Community Garden & pollinator garden entrance in Narrowsburg NY." Photo by Patricia Heal

 "Our honey bee (  Apis mellifera ) studied by artist  Sara Moffat  "

"Our honey bee ( Apis mellifera) studied by artist Sara Moffat "