Garden is a small licensed apiary located in northern Lackawanna County in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We currently maintain 10 to 12 hives, give or take, and practice
organic and sustainable beekeeping methods in response to a major honeybee health epidemic that continues to ravage American apiaries with over 40% honeybee losses on a yearly basis.
As part of Cornell University's Master Beekeeping program, Beekeeper's Garden strives to practice the most practical and up-to-date cultural methods of pest management in order to become part of the larger solution to help save the bees.
Our apiary was founded in 2010, with each new year presenting greater challenges with regard to local wildlife, especially black bears, which is why we made the silhouette of our very own special visitor a part of our garden logo. What most people do not realize (and we certainly did not until we started keeping bees) is that Northeastern Pennsylvania is BEAR COUNTRY!
As our small backyard apiary matures, we continue to develop a discreet interest in local flora and the collection of artisanal honeys defined by the Pennsylvania landscape. Our other artisanal edibles are created to include our honey as well as fruits and herbs grown in our gardens, all thanks to the honeybees and their pollinator friends. In June, we also offer native plant cuttings for bee gardens such as pussy willow and black elderberry.
Beekeeper's Garden is a subsidiary of Wheatgrass Grower, LLC, and is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as an apiary, food processing facility, and nursery. We are also available for educational talks and demonstrations. Please see our Contact Us page for more information.
Welcome to our farm!
Left to Right: Zoe McGlynn (2011); Ellen McGlynn (2011); one of our curious bears (2012)