Bees of the Woods Apiary
Altamont, New York.


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Our Bees Love Our Trees


Welcome to Bees of the Woods Apiary & Mallard Pond Maple. We are a small part-time business located in Altamont, NY which focuses on raising bees and maple syrup without the use of pesticides or chemicals. We offer products ranging from local, raw honey and maple syrup to beeswax candles, soaps, and solid perfumes. All of our products are locally made, either by us or other local small businesses.

Mallard Pond Maple was established in 2012 and focuses on the maple syrup product line of our business. We currently produce maple syrup on our wood-fired evaporator fed by 240 taps on either tubing or buckets.

You will find all of our products currently available on this site. If you are interested in any items, please give us a call or send us an email and we can setup a time for you to either stop by and view or purchase the products you are interested in. We do not have a storefront, however by emailing or calling ahead of time, we can make sure we have the items in stock and ready for you when you arrive.

Update: April 7th, 2019

Happy Spring!
Maple season is winding down and  bee season is gearing up. Today we bottled 15 gallons of syrup and went into our hives.
We produced just over 30 gallons of sweet syrup this year. Our season started on March 10th and ended on April 2nd. Although the trees has more sap 'left in the tank', it was only giving us a low grade syrup with a bit of an off flavor so we had to call it a season. On the bright side, we're already looking forward to next season and have even more changes & upgrades planned! Check out our maple products page for what is available for purchase.
All 12 of our hives made it through the winter and they all seem to be doing great! We've ordered queens and will be splitting some of our hives to make nucs. We plan on selling many of the nucs we produce this year. If you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing one, let us know and we'll put you on our list.



Upcoming events:

April 1st & 2nd, 2017 
10:30 - 2 Saturday & 12 - 2 Sunday
Orchid Tree Yoga Open House
457 Route 146, Guilderland Center
Stop by and visit!