Growing up as a child I lived on a dairy farm in Upstate NY. From a young age, I was exposed to bees and beekeeping and I believe that’s where my passion sparked, but that’s where Bee Hollow Farm story begins. In fact, as an adult, I joined the corporate world, and my family and I moved away from Upstate NY and resided in Boston, MA. Years later I was informed of the bee crisis, and I wanted to do my part to help save the bees I’ve come to love as a child. Shortly after, my family and I grew our hive in our backyard in Boston and it was then that I knew beekeeping was my passion. After many years of working in the corporate world and living the city life, we knew it was time for a change. For almost five years we continuously looked for property back home in New York, and finally, we purchased our current farm in 2014. Since then, we began a huge growth spurt in the number of colonies we raise and the expansion of Bee Hollow Farm has not slowed down since.
If you’re wondering how a man who has worked most of his adult life in the corporate world now runs a successful bee farm, I don’t blame you! But actually, I am a certified Cornell Mastered beekeeper and I have been caring for bees for many years of my life. Now, I choose to educate others who are looking to become beekeepers. Not only do I choose to educate the public about beekeeping, but I also stress the importance of focusing on the health and welfare of the bees as your top priority. When you do that, the bees live happier, healthier more productive lives, which in return enhances everything we do.
If you’re interested in participating in the class that I run, we would love to have you and we ask you to check out our calendar for available dates! In addition to the class, our farm goes to serval farmers markets and events throughout the Capital Region, and we hope to start running our own local events soon. If you have any other questions about me, our farm, or events, feel free to check out our contact page and reach out! We hope to hear from you soon!