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The 2023 apple pollination season is quickly drawing near! With 3 generations of beekeeping experience to our name, Finger Lakes Beekeeping has put decades of work into creating strong colonies that pollinate better than most commercial stocks. We offer 500 strong honeybee colonies available for apple pollination for the 2023 season. In my great-grandfathers 1800's farm diary he wrote about the friendly support of neighbor farmers and we have adopted that concept into everything we do. Farmers teaming together to get work done, lower costs, and sharing in a spirit of friendship and family.
Our custom bred cross of Carniolans, known for foraging at cooler temperatures, and Cordovan Italian , known for their exceptionally gentle disposition and huge, populous colonies combine the best of these two breeds for superior pollinaton at cooler temperatures. Our bees are never used for California almond pollination. This means stronger hives never weakened or impacted by the moving stresses and pesticides that are commonly seen, nor are they subjected to Africanized bees.
We offer palletized stock for easy drop off with our Hummerbee forklift and placment at the direction of your orchardist. We also have a low minimum hive requirement at just 50 hives (25 for orchards within 50 miles of 14889).
Our neighbor farmer price is @ $85 per hive or with a 3 year price lock contract option at $80 per hive. (50 hive minimum). On rentals of 50 hives or more we offer 1/2 payment at delivery and the the other half on monthly terms following pick up. We know that times are tough right now, and we want to do everything we can to keep the pricing fair, our service exceptional and support our fellow farmer neighbors.
Reserve your hives today:
Joel Klose - Apairist - 607-738-5541
Brian Klose - Apiarist - 607-425-3032
Our family looks forward to serving you in 2023!