Daddy needs me to tighten the straps on this load of spring boxes.

UPDATE: We are sold out of starter nucs at this time. Once we begin our rearing calendar, should we have extras to share, we’ll post it on our blog. Reminder: All starter nucs are available for pick-up only from our Truchas, NM home farm.

We are taking names on a waitlist. Email and enter nuc waitlist in the subject line. Send us your name,  kind of nuc(s), and a contact telehone to reach you should we be able to accommodate your request.

For 2015 season, we will be offering:

survivor stock Langstroth starter nucleus hives (and modified top bar & warre nuclei),

Virgin & Mated Queenbees,

Enchanted Empress Breeding Companions,

Beekeeping courses,

Pollination services,

& exquisite NM honeys and beeswax apiceuticals

  • (royal jelly- including N-chromosome RJ,
  • raw propolis, propolis capsules, propolis tincture, propolis salve,
  • lip balms, body balms: rejuvenation, booboo, bebe,
  • and hand dipped taper candles and exquisite beeswax pendants, mobiles and arts.

We are in the process of revamping our website and adding an online store for ease of procuring our bee products. This new site will launch within the next few weeks!


Pollination Services in NM, please contact Mark at 505/929-8080.

Beekeeping Courses and registration information, visit Charm School for Beekeepers &  Intro to Apiculture and Advanced Beekeeping courses blog posts. To register for 5 week intensive (scheduled at Plants of the SW in Santa Fe, starting Sundays in May), email us at; Cost, $250 course instruction ($475 with locally produced Langstroth starter nuc, $505 w/ top bar-warre nuc).  

Virgin Queenbees (Un-Mated) bred from our diverse survivor stock will be made available latter half of April-September.

Virgin Queenbees from 2-year old Breeders are $15/each + shipping.  Virgin Queens from 3-year old Breeders are $19/each + shipping. If located nearby, pickup can be scheduled. For quantity orders, discounts are available.

Enchanted Empress Breeding Companions (Mated Queenbees) that have been grafted from selected 2 and 3 year old Mother Breeders and bred with selected 3 year old survivor Mother-Drone breeding stock in our high mountain apiaries will be available starting in June- September. If you are a producer and are interested in specific base lineages, please contact us to make a reservation.

Cost: $200/each- Marking included free of charge and clipping (free) available upon request. Cost includes USPS Express 2-day shipping insured.

If you are interested in our apiceutical products, please visit our new online store, launching in mid February! 

Please call/text us 505/929-8080 or email us at

**Note: we are a working farm and thus are mostly in the field. Office hours are midnight oil burning hours so it may take a few days for us to respond to your phone message. Text/email for faster response time.