About Us


Mission Statement

Full Bloom Apiaries is a full-time honeybee farm producing local Connecticut honey that is unfiltered and non-pasteurized.  The honey is produced from hives located in outyards on farms located in Eastern Connecticut.  Using best management practices, our business maintains strong healthy colonies of Northern raised bees, with high honey production in the summer and low mortality over the winter.  The colonies are divided into two groups: honey production hives and nucleus hives.  Thereby, annual colony expansion, winter loss replacements, surplus Spring bees, and new queens will be supplied from the stock of nucleus (support) colonies.




About Us

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.




Alan has a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Marine Science  from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


He is also a proud member of the following professional affiliations: