Welcome to the Home Page of

Bjorn Apiaries

Certified breeder of northern queens and bees.




Our most important employee......Mother Nature! Our business model involves taking out the 10-20% of the weakest genetics every year. Our no pesticide or mite treatment IPM approach allows a better, stronger genetic pool moving forward.

Welcome to the Home Page of

Bjorn Apiaries





Items of Interest: SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!

*3lb packages of Bees. Delivery first week of April. 

Please see the package page for pick-up times and locations. Click Here 

No  appointment or verification is needed if you have bees ordered. Please pick as soon as possible. Bees will be ready starting on Thursday. Any packages not picked by Saturday morning at 11am. will be considered abandoned, unless prior arrangements have been made. 



 Classes at Bjorn Apiaries.

  Sustainable Beekeeping April 19th - Sunday

  Sustainable Beekeeping May 23rd. - Saturday

  Queen Rearing  May 24th - Sunday

  Additional Info on the "Events-Classes" page  

* The Beekeepers Outpost - Click Here


* Fundraising Opportunities - Click Here



* 2015 Nucs, Queens, & Bees - Click Here

Please Note: We are not taking additional nuc orders at this time. If you wish to be placed on our overflow list, please send an email to us with your contact information.   


*Now taking orders for 2015 mason bee kits. Great for the nature lover in the family. Fun for kids!

Mason Bee Cocoons are being offered this year. They come in quantities of 100, 500, or 1,000  Additional details on the mason bee page. 


* Book your group for a farm tour and

  bee talk for 2015




                   Bjorn Apiaries Newsletter:

Receive timely advice, special invitations, class updates, industry news, etc., by being on the Bjorn Apiaries newsletter email list. Just send us your email address. (We do not pass along contact or customer lists to anyone else.)



New Beekeeper?

Just getting started in beekeeping? Are you a first year beekeeper, looking to have the information needed to be a better beekeeper? 

Join the Pa. Backyard Beekeepers Association. Click here for details.



Looking for local raw honey?

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Bjorn Products & Services


Honey Bees:  (Click Here)

     Packages (Click Here)

     Nucs colonies

     Starter hives  (Click Here)



Fundraising Opportunities (Click Here)


Group Tours of the Farm - Ckick here

        (Full Calendar on Beekeepers Outpost Page)

      *Open House(s)

      * Scout Jamboree Day

      * Honey Harvest Day

      * National Honey Bee Day



Beekeeping Equipment  (Click Here)

      Swarm Lures

      Top Bar Hives


Mason Bees:  (Ckick Here)

     Filled Tubes

     Starter Homes

     Replacement Tubes

     Workshops (2015 - March 8th.)


Environment Support items:

     Flowers Seeds


     Natural Deer/Animal Repellant



Educational Classes:  (Click Here)

     Sustainable Beekeeping 

     Queen Rearing 


Products of the Hive:  (Click Here)

     Local Raw Honey



     Pollen  (Click Here)

     Gift Baskets


Gift Certificates


Inspection Services:  (Click Here)


Pollination service:  (Click Here)

Bjorn Apiaries is a family owned and operated honey bee business, located in southcentral Pennsylvania.


Our operation is focused on maintaining bees and providing mating stock from overwintered nucs and hives, and void of harsh mite treatments and chemicals. All of our bees overwinter in Pennsylvania. 

Honey and beehive products are produced with a licensed state honey house certificate of inspection. 

Bjorn Apiaries provides a host of services centered around helping beekeepers in a more natural way of maintaining hives. We have experience with traditional Langstroth hives, Warre hives, Top Bar Hives, Two Queen Tower systems, various comb options, as well as an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program to foster healthier hives.


Please Note:

The pages of this website are filled with our opinions, advice, observations, and experiences. We did not make this site out to be filled with research, other beekeepers experiences, or filled with book filler and academia type data to impress you. All information is from our own collected beekeeping experiences here at Bjorn Apiaries. EVERY picture is from a Bjorn Apiary location. You may not agree with everything we say. And that is ok. The intent of this site is to be honest, while passing on information from another beekeeper who wants to help others enjoy the fascinating world of BEEKEEPING!.

We invite beekeepers as well as anyone wanting to get started in beekeeping to contact us for a visit to one of our yards. There is always something going on within the bee community.


Please scan the pages of this website for details on classes, information on various types of beekeeping, as well as services and products that we offer. Do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions.

If you have any questions, please click here. We spend a considerable amount of time helping new beekeepers with questions and working out problems. While we do try to reply in a timely manner, there is a busy season, and of course sometimes we are simply away on business or pleasure. Thank you.
Have bee questions? Have a facebook page? Connect with PennApic and other beekeepers across the country and around the world. CLICK HERE for the PennApic facebook page.

Do you sometimes not know what to say, how to explain, or make suggestions to farmers and homeowners in regards to impacts on bees? Click here. This page is provided by the Pa. Backyard Beekeepers' Association. It explains some issues affecting bees, the details behind the problem, and perhaps a good way to pass along some information. 

Members of:


Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc.....


Home to:


Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association




The National Honey Bee Day Program




Northern States Queen Breeders Association


Actual Visitors Since 10-10-10