Welcome to the apiary page! Northland apiary started in 2017 as a project to learn more about honey bee veterinary medicine. From 2 colonies, its grown into about 25 colonies. 2020 is the first year colonies were tested for hygienic behavior and selected for queen breeding stock. We had a successful queen rearing season, making about 25 nucs that were either sold or overwintered. All of our bees overwinter in Minnesota, so we select for overwintering ability, honey/colony production, hygienic behavior and disease resistance.
We also sell our locally made, raw honey. It’s such a treat to be able to sample honey from different yards and compare it for floral flavor, sweetness and color. Bees are truly amazing little critters.
We offer a limited amount of honey for sale. Either pick up in Northfield, or shipping available. Please send us an email or call for orders. Yards: There are 3 different yards we harvested from and they all have distinct honey flavors.
Home Yard: Mild, sweet. Goes well on toast or by the spoonful.
N+N Yard: Floral, rich. Goes well on pancakes and in baking.
Rosa Yard: Complex, robust. Goes well in tea and on yogurt.
Payment via cash, check or Venmo.
We are also selling limited numbers of nucleus colonies this spring, as supplies last. If beekeeping has always been your dream and you’d like to give it a try from your own backyard, get on our list for spring 2021 nucs!
For more information please contact us below.