MEADOW SWEET APIARIES IS A PRODUCER OF LOCAL Honey, products of the hive, local QUEENS AND NUCLEUS COLONIES. WHETHER YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT OR WANT TO REPLACE YOUR CURRENT QUEEN WITH A LOCAL QUEEN FROM SURVIVOR STOCK WE CAN HELP YOU HERE! We are also an Authorized dealer of Mann lake beekeeping equipment and carry all of the essentials.I HAVE ALSO PUBLISHED A NEW BOOK ON SWARMING ENTITLED "SWARM ESSENTIALS" THAT CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED HERE.
2017 Nucleus Colonies - SOLD OUT!
2017 Nucleus Colonies (or nucs) are great for getting a fast start. They are typically made up of 5 DEEP frames with a mated laying queen, brood of all ages as well as frames with honey and pollen. Frames are less than two years old and in good shape. 5 frame nucs are comprised of at least 2 frames of brood a frame of honey a frame of pollen and a frame that may be partially drawn to allow for growth - all on DEEP frames. These nucs will grow fast. Available Mid April - $155. No frame exchange. (April 23 availability SOLD OUT) (April 15 delivery SOLD OUT). Contact us to order.
2017 LOCAL QUEENS - Available EARLY-mid MAy
2017 Queens -Our locally mated queens are raised from proven stock. They are Carniolan based and open mated with local drones. This year, we will have daughter queens raised from pure Russian queens, VSH queens and local survivor stock. Color will vary as we select for survivorship, productivity and mite resistance. Prices include marking if desired. Shipping cost will vary depending on method used (prefer to ship overnight due to less stress).
It is usually best to plan ahead if you can when ordering queens so that you know that we will have them available, although there will be times where accidents happen and you need a queen NOW! Meadow Sweet Apiaries can help you with any of those circumstances! Mated queens will be available starting mid-May. Virgin queens and cells are also available for purchase. No shipping available for cells. Contact us for availability. Prices range from $15-$35 for virgin queens and mated queens.
Swarm Essentials Book - 128 pages. Swarming is one of the most powerful instincts that most successful beekeepers encounter. Swarm Essentials outlines the ramifications of swarming behavior (highlighting the often overlooked benefits), proven prevention and management techniques, and how to recover and even prosper from a successful swarm attempt. Second generation beekeeper Stephen J. Repasky's inaugural publication marks the latest addition to the Essentials series and is an excellent read for any beekeeper who hopes to make it past their first year. Price $23.00 includes shipping and handling. Purchase Here!
We are an authorized dealer of MANN LAKE beekeeping equipment. We have much of the basic equipment in stock - contact us with your needs, anything not in stock we can order for you quickly.
Products of the Hive
Local Honey - Our local honey is most easily placed into three categories. Spring Summer and Fall. The color and flavor varies from a light bodied, sweet, delicate and lightly colored spring honey from the flowers of maples, dandelions, black locust and basswood. The amber colored more fuller bodied summer honey comes from our clovers, sumacs, blackberries and numerous wildflowers. The season ends with a rich, dark, full bodied fall honey made from the flowers of knotweed, boneset, goldenrod and asters. Price varies from $8.00-$10.00 per pound. SUMMER HONEY NOW AVAILABLE!
Propolis Tincture - Our propolis tincture is an extract of 40% propolis and 60% grain alcohol. Propolis is a product that bees collect from various trees and is used to seal gaps in the hive and more importantly keep the hive healthy. Propolis has been shown to to have anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. Some like to use it to help in taking care of sore throats, boosting immune systems, and various other ailments. Caution should be taken when first using pure propolis products as a small percentage of people may have a reaction to it. Price: $15.00 US Product currently SOLD OUT.
Let your lips bee kissed with our all natural lip balms made with local honey and wax1
Tube Lip Balm - This lip balm has been noted to have the smoothness to keep your lips healthy and soft and have the smell and delightful taste of the popular after dinner mints! Great for putting in your purse or pocket and made from all natural ingredients and local wax and honey. Keep your lips looking great - bee kissed everyday with Meadow Sweet Bees lip balms! Price: $3.00 for a .15 oz classic tube. Product currently in stock
Healing Lip Balm - The Healing Lip Balm is similar to the tube lip balm but has some different natural ingredients to assist in quicker healing for chapped and cracked lips. Our healing lip balms contain jojoba oils to keep your lips soft and a small amount of propolis to help your lips heal quicker. Price: $4.00 for a .25 oz tin. OUT OF STOCK.
Creamed Honey - Creamed or spun honey is a fabulous form of honey that is fantastic for spreading on toast, peanut butter and honey sandwhiches or just having a non drippy form of honey for your tea! Creamed honey is honey that has been crystallized by controlling the time and temperature at which the honey crystallizes producing small, smooth crystals that are very palatable. Price: $9.00 per 12 oz jar. Product currently OUT OF STOCK
Let your hands bee soft and lovely with our bee touched moisturizing lotion.
Moisturizing Lotion Bar - This light and lovely lotion will keep the dry areas of your skin soft and moisturized. Made with natural ingredients and local honey, this can be used year round. Bee Touched with this lotion! Price: $8.00 for a 2 oz tin. OUT OF STOCK.
Cut Comb Honey - This is honey still in the comb straight out of the hive! Cut comb is produced by allowing the honey bees to build fresh delicate wax and fill it with a nice light spring honey. This product is often in very limited supply. It can be eaten just as is or prepared as a nice little dessert. OUT OF STOCK.
2 oz honey bears make great gifts!
Honey Bears - These 2 oz honey bears make great stocking stuffers, shower gifts or wedding favors. They are also great for quick trips or travel on airplanes (TSA approved!). They are filled with the honey available at that particular time of the year when ordered. Price: $2.00-$2.50 per bear. Product currently available.