Welcome fellow beekeepers
Being a beekeeper is amazing. Whether you're a hobbyist, a sideliner or a professional pollinator, there simply isn't a greater pleasure than knowing you're caring for an animal that could be the single most important species to human survival. Because of the honey bee's ability to pollinate plants, they provide 1/3 of the food we eat (fruit & veggies), the honey they make has many medicinal uses and the wax they produce is used to make candles and beauty products. I personally can't think of a better way to help my fellow man than by being a beekeeper.
Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm. Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Honey bee packages are back on sale for the 2023 spring season.
We stop selling March 29. Buy your bees now!
Information and Prices are on the SHOP tab above.
Package bees and Queens:
BFA is the local distributor for Gardners Apiaries out of GA. We make two trips every spring to bring packages of honey bees to customers for pick up at a local high school. Packages go on sale October 1st for pick up the following spring.
For the time being we are not offering 5-frame nucleus colonies. Our splits are needed for pollination work.
Burnley Farm Apiary honey can be found at:
*5817 Smith Station Rd. Fredericksburg, VA.
(Our home yard and honey stand)
Please use the paved driveway! The gravel drive belongs to my neighbor.
Open 8 am to 7 pm daily April 1 to October 31,
Open 8 am to 5 pm November 1 to March 31.
*Spotsylvania County Farmers Market at Rt. 3/Gordon Rd Commuter Lot
12150 Gordon Road Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Open Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm.
B & D Botanicals Nursery
Great news! Thurman Burnley of Burnley Farm Apiary and MacDonald Drane of Landscapes by MacDonald have teamed up and started a new company:
B & D Botanicals
A Nursery for the Modern Day Homesteader.
We have acquired a 23 acre nursery in Hanover County, VA so we can better provide for our community. Our plans include propagating our own stock, offering fruit bearing plants and trees as well as beautiful landscape plants, giving the FFA a place to learn and work, having a pick your own berry patch and pumpkin patch, growing Japanese maples and so much more. The next few years will be tough as we breath life back into a once thriving nursery but we're going to give it everything we have. https://www.banddbotanicals.com will be up and running soon and you can follow along as make the transformation.
We're so excited!
BFA Bee Truck
Keep an eye out for our new bee truck. It's driving down a road near you.