Back Ridge Bee Farm & Supply

Open Sun: 10-2, Mon: 9-5, Tues/Wed: 12-5, Thurs: 9-5, Fri: 9-4, Sat: 9-4

Please Note: Prices Subject to Change.

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We will be opening for the season on March 30th on weekends till the beginning of May when we come back with the 🐝🐝🐝s we will open full time. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now taking bee orders for the 2024 Spring season! Our Packages are Italian/Buckfast/Carniolan hybrids for $150 or $155 with a marked queen.

We also have Russian nucs available for Mid May. Prices are $205 or $210 with a marked queen.

Please call us or message us to reserve yours now.
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We are now taking bee orders for the 2024 Spring season! Our Packages are Italian/Buckfast/Carniolan hybrids for $150 or $155 with a marked queen. 

We also have Russian nucs available for Mid May. Prices are $205 or $210 with a marked queen. 

Please call us or message us to reserve yours now.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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I messaged you and probably would want to start with the russian bees. What does your package include and what do we need to do to reserve a package from y’all

I would love more info on a beekeeping class!

What is the distance between the two?

Is there anyway to drop off cash to reserve a nuc? I don’t use checks but go to Penobscot for milk each week, so I’d love to drop cash if possible?

What is the difference between the Russian and the Italian? I’ve only worked with Italian

So interested, I don't know where to start?

There’s a lot to it. I have a friend who has bees. They get sick like anything and there’s a lot to taking care of them

Erik Rheaume

Krysta Lane

these natives or you bring in invasives to starve out local populations? and don't give me that garbage about 'they help local populations'

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We are taking orders for Spring 2024. Packages are an Italian/Buckfast/Carniolan hybrids. $150 or $155 with a marked queen. Pick up will tentatively be May 3rd, 4th and 5th.

We also have Russian and Kutik nucs available for pick up mid May. Call to reserve yours now! 207-479-1584.
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We are taking orders for Spring 2024. Packages are an Italian/Buckfast/Carniolan hybrids. $150 or $155 with a marked queen. Pick up will tentatively be May 3rd, 4th and 5th.

We also have Russian  and Kutik nucs available for pick up mid May. Call to reserve yours now! 207-479-1584.

On our last full day in Aruba we went to Aruba's Bee Haven. We wanted to check out their Apiary and see how they kept bees in Aruba. We met Ruben and Rupert Montilla, they are a father and son, trying to expand there business running about 130 hives here on the Island. They are using Langsthroth equipment here and they keep bees not much differently than we do, other than they bee keep 12 months a year. They also keep their hives in the shade rather than the sun here, due to the heat. They also grow bananas and citrus trees and have dug trenches that collect rain water that flows into a pond, that they use to irrigate their crops. It was fun to see the hives in with all the cacti, although most of the plants here want to kill you, most have thorns. Lol. The cacti sometimes break and fall onto the hives, and as you can imagine the bees are less than happy about it. Coming home with some of Aruba's delicious honey as we love trying it every place we go!

Hoping the make it back the the Happy Island, to see the future store Rupert and his dad are hoping to open soon!
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On our last full day in Aruba we went to Arubas Bee Haven. We wanted to check out their Apiary and see how they kept bees in Aruba. We met Ruben and Rupert Montilla, they are a father and son, trying to expand there business running about 130 hives here on the Island. They are using Langsthroth equipment here and they keep bees not much differently than we do, other than they bee keep 12 months a year. They also keep their hives in the shade rather than the sun here, due to the heat. They also grow bananas and citrus trees and have dug trenches that collect rain water that flows into a pond, that they use to irrigate their crops. It was fun to see the hives in with all the cacti, although most of the plants here want to kill you, most have thorns. Lol. The cacti sometimes break and fall onto the hives, and as you can imagine the bees are less than happy about it. Coming home with some of Arubas delicious honey as we love trying it every place we go! 

Hoping the make it back the the Happy Island, to see the future store Rupert and his dad are hoping to open soon!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Great pictures!! Looks like a beautiful place! ❤️🤗

I'm so glad you were able to visit! I know you had tried a few days ago. How neat, to learn that while different, their techniques are mostly the same. I imagine they also don't have to worry about bears either. 😉

I don’t know how y’all keep bees, but that does seem like a cool thing to do as a bee keeper 🐝 😃

So cool, and what a beautiful place!

Thanks , for visiting us !

Lovely place. Did not know about the Bee Haven tho

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