Helping the honeybees, one backyard at a time.
We're on a mission to help as many new beekeepers as possible. We all know bees are in trouble, so we have set out to provide both the supplies and education a new beekeeper needs in order to set out on their own bee saving mission.
Local Honey & Beeswax Products
One of the easiest ways anyone can help the bees is by supporting local beekeepers. We sell honey harvested from our own hives here in East Aurora, as well as honeys from other beekeepers around the world.
We also carry some great healthy living products from the hive. Check out our handmade beeswax and honey soaps, ask about the healing properties of propolis, or pick up a tube of all natural beeswax lip balm.
We stock a complete selection of beekeeping supplies with everything a new beekeeper will need to get started, including the honey bees themselves! We also carry honey bee feed, mite treatments and medications, and honey extracting and bottling equipment.
From hive components to smokers and suits, we've got you covered (literally).
Honeybees for Sale
We sell honeybee colonies. Please check out our availability page for updated pricing and current availability.
Beekeeping Classes & Seminars
We love working with new beekeepers, and we know it can be difficult to find a mentor. We have designed our beekeeping seminars and hands-on classes specifically for beginning beekeepers. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming classes, and sign up for our mailing list to receive updates as we add more.
Now in its third season, our Apprenticeship Program is gaining in popularity. This three month long program allows selected apprentices the opportunity to "adopt" one of our hives in our apiary and experience the workings of a honey bee hive throughout six hands-on sessions. Alongside one of our experienced beekeepers, apprentices will learn proper inspection techniques, hive maintenance, varroa maintenance and treatment techniques, and many, many other things. The bees teach us something new each time we open up our hives!
First Session (May - July) - IN PROGRESS
Second Session (mid-July - October) - APPLY NOW!
Nuc pick-up day is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Saturday, April 29th for the first run, and Saturday, May 6th for the second. We will email you as soon as we have confirmation that the bees are on their way.
Read the Pick-up and Installation Guide for more info.
Package bee pick-up is still TBD, but we'll let you know as soon as we know.
Schedule of Events & Seminars
We're here to chat at the store any time, but occasionally you might need some extra help. We remember what it was like to be new beekeepers and how confusing it can be once you open up your own hives. Many people find it helpful to have an experienced set of eyes to help during a hive inspection or to consult on a more complex issue in the hive. Schedule an appointment to have one of our beekeepers visit your apiary with you. Our available times are quite limited during the busy season, so please email us to set up an appointment.
$75 & up