A History Lesson Built our Business
As a teenage boy working on local farms, I got ahold of my great grandfather's farming diary. It documented a time when neighbor farmers worked to support each other, from plowing, planting, harvesting, and putting up food for the winter. It spoke about efforts to celebrate together in good times, and persevere by leaning on one another in hard times. Farming was a community contribution to everyone's success and survival.
Today, Finger Lakes Beekeeping, a 3rd generation beekeeping and farm family, is steeped in 5 generations of life in the Pristine Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Our farming clients are our neighbors, and quickly become part of our family and FLXBeekeeping community. We invite you to become a part of our farm family and partner with our team, to celebrate in good times and persevere in hard times together, just like our forefathers.
Why choose Finger Lakes Beekeeping hives for YOUR pollination needs?
1) Rested/ready to work hives, fresh & populous from our winter yards in Georgia.
(Our bees are never used for almond pollination, and are therefore not beaten down from
the "war" of travel/pesticides that are used in such an exhaustive and rigorous endeavor.)
2) Stop paying overinflated prices due to inflated almond pollination pricing impact.
3) Experienced 3rd Generation Beekeeping family business relationships.
4) Better hive placement for better pollination per your instruction vs mass hive placement.
5) 30+ years experience breeding vigorous, gentle bees.
6) Discounted 3 year contract price on pollination.
7) Easy term payments w/ 50% down and monthly payments upon request to help you balance
your books through the season. (Available with 6+ hive pallet rentals only.)
8) We are your New York farmer neighbors - a New York based apiary supporting New York
farmers with fair pricing, exceptional bees, and dependable service!
We also provide you the opportunity to purchase our top quality local honey at wholesale pricing, featuring your label, to sell at your orchard or farm market for extra profits.
Our hives are palletized and rented in groups of 4 hives per pallet.
2023 Hive Rental Pricing:
1-4 pallet rental @ $90/hive
5-10 pallet rental @ $75/hive
10+ pallet rental @ $65/hive
Hives are 1 3/4 configuration with a minimum of 7 frames of brood at delivery and growing.
You pay a small reservation fee ($100), then contact us 10 days in advance of your bloom/delivery date. Our team will deliver you strong hives, provide protective wear for your inspection/approval, and place hives according to your orchardists' direction.
Reserve your hives today:
Joel Klose - Apiarist - 607-738-5541
Brian Klose - Apiarist - 607-425-3032
We look forward to working with you this pollination season!