Alan’s father, a hobbyist beekeeper, introduced Alan to beekeeping over 20 years ago, and in 2000 he gave Alan a gift of two hives when he bought his first house.
Full Bloom Apiaries was established in 2004 with 100 colonies of honeybees, started from packages. Since becoming a full-time operation in 2007, Full Bloom Apiaries runs approximately 500 honey production colonies and 400 nucleus colonies year round in Eastern Connecticut.
In 2015 the Honey House was renovated, and a solar array was installed to provide all of the power needed for a climate controlled environment for the extraction and bottling of our honey. View a video produced by the UConn Extension and the Connecticut Farm Energy Program highlighting the farm and our decision transition to solar power.