Bees of the Woods Apiary
Altamont, New York.
Welcome to Bees of the Woods Apiary & Mallard Pond Maple. We are a small part-time business located in Altamont, NY which focuses on raising bees without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Besides our locally produced honey we also carry beeswax candles, biscuits, honey soap, and we're now a dealer in Naked Bee products including hand salve, lip balm, hand cream, and shampoo/conditioner made with honey & beeswax.
Mallard Pond Maple was established in 2012 and focuses on the maple syrup product line of our business. While we currently only carry a limited supply of maple syrup, we will be expanding our product line in the future in hopes of producing maple sugar candy and other maple syrup related products.
Update: September 14, 2013
The beens have been bringing in Goldenrod Honey and we've been removing honey supers in anticipation of a fall extraction. We've also been busy preparing the hives for winter - it's a two month process - so the bees will have a fighting chance of overwintering until next season.
Besides working out in our beeyard we've been busy getting ready for the upcoming Thacher Park Fall Festival. This year's festival takes place on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There will be plenty of games, rides, and other entertainment as well as live animals like alpacas, llamas, and live birds of prey. The Bees Of The Woods tent will be there with NYS pure maple syrup, local raw honey, beeswax candles, honey soap, and Naked Bee lotions and hand creams. We'll also have a couple of new products. Of course we can't give away any secrets but let's just say our customers will go "nuts" over them! Come up on the hill and stop by our tent!
Update: July 6, 2013
Spring honey is here! With the heat, humidity, and the first few days of summer we were able to pull and extract approximately 140 pounds of honey... and a few more pounds are coming off today as well. Even though the bees had a tough time in June with all of the rain they still kept busy flying around the raindrops to collect nectar and pollen to feed their colonies. After this extraction we will be letting the bees fill the supers back up in hopes of a fall harvest.
Here's hoping for a cooler, dryer rest of summer so the bees can get out and do what the love to do - and we can work their hives without being super-uncomfortable!
We also have a selection of maple syrup, honey, and beeswax candles at Duck Pond Farm at the corner of 158 & 20 in Guilderland!
Thank you again for your support!