Bees of the Woods Apiary
Altamont, New York.

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Our Bees Love Our Trees

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 and maple syrup without the use of pesticides or chemicals. We offer products ranging from local, raw honey and maple syrup to beeswax candles, soaps, and solid perfumes. All of our products are locally made, either by us or other local small businesses.

Mallard Pond Maple was established in 2012 and focuses on the maple syrup product line of our business. We currently produce maple syrup on our wood-fired evaporator fed by 240 taps on either tubing or buckets.

You will find all of our products currently available on this site. If you are interested in any items, please give us a call or send us an email and we can setup a time for you to either stop by and view or purchase the products you are interested in. We do not have a storefront, however by emailing or calling ahead of time, we can make sure we have the items in stock and ready for you when you arrive.

Update: March 30th, 2017

We wanted to give everyone an update on our maple syrup production so far this season. So far it's safe to say, it has not been a record setting season for us. We're still hauling in the sap and still boiling it down but the weather has been a bit weird, to say the least.
Because of this, and the heavy demand on our syrup so far this season, we're asking that anyone who wishes to purchase syrup, please email your request and we'll let you know what is currently available. Thank you. 

Update: March 25th, 2017

Our trees were tapped on February 25th this season and we've been hauling in sap whenever the weather cooperates. It has been a slow season with the roller coaster of a winter we've been having. Temperatures have not been favorable to sap flow so far. However, after a month of on and off boiling, the ground is starting to thaw and the trees are starting to produce. We look forward to a productive next couple of weeks. Check out our maple products page for the most current list of available syrup.

Update: October 24, 2016

We have plenty of honey ready to go! Our bees were very productive this summer and managed to produce a decent crop for the season. Though production of our fall honey (really dark) was sparse, they did produce quite a bit of lighter honey from spring that we extracted in July.
While we have a large supply of honey, we cannot say the same for our syrup. Everyone seems to love it so much that our shelves of syrup are almost bare! Check out our maple products page for what is currently available.

Upcoming events:

April 1st & 2nd, 2017 
10:30 - 2 Saturday & 12 - 2 Sunday
Orchid Tree Yoga Open House
457 Route 146, Guilderland Center
Stop by and visit!