Welcome to Pioneer Valley Apiaries

Pioneer Valley Apiaries is all about healthy, local bees. Bees that are kept in the Valley, overwintered in the Valley, and selectively raised in the Valley. 

Based in Western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Apiaries uses ‘sustainable beekeeping’ practices and proven genetics from northern-bred queens to produce docile, healthy, productive bees  thatwhen coupled with proper carethrive in our New England region.

Jan. 5, 2022 Update:  Pioneer Valley Apiaries will not be selling or taking orders for overwintered nucleus colonies in 2022. However, the sale of non-overwintered nucs mid-season (probably end of May) is currently being considered. Head to the Nucleus Colonies page for more information on this and where else you can purchase quality overwintered nucleus colonies for 2022.

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