Warm Colors Apiary was founded in 2000 to produce fine regional honeys from western Massachusetts. Located on eighty acres of woodland, open fields and wetlands, the land provides a variety and abundance of nectar & pollen plants from early spring to late fall. Our mission is to develop, test and use beekeeping methods that improve the health of the honeybee. Through selective breeding we endeavor to manage a sustainable apiary system that minimizes the use of harmful chemicals, and employs the natural defenses and heritable behaviors that increase mite tolerance and strengthen the honeybee’s resistance to disease. Our goal is to raise honeybees capable of surviving the rigors of our New England winters, and having the individual & social immunities to withstand the stresses associated with honeybee decline. Our work focuses on using the best breeding stock, providing nutrition using natural sources of forage, and the early detection & prevention of disease and pests.
What’s new on the Warm Colors schedule?
- Italian Package bee pickup dates are scheduled for Friday April 28th & Saturday April 29th, 10AM – 5PM. Note this is a new date. Delayed one week due to severe weather in Georgia.
- “Beginning in Beekeeping” Session #3 is rescheduled for Saturday 4/29, 1PM – 3:30PM.
- Carniolan package bee pickup dates scheduled for Saturday April 29th, 10AM – 5PM & Sunday April 30th, 10AM – 2PM
- Russian Nucs will be available mid-MAY. They are distributed by appointment only – by the date we received your order.
- Please call 413-665-4513 the week before to confirm the package schedule has not changed.
We have sold out of package bees and Nucs for the 2017 season. Queens now available for pickup at Warm Colors Apiary, South Deerfield, Massachusetts.