Proudly providing the West Michigan area with raw honey products, pollination and swarm removal services.

About Us

In 2011, our first Michigan beekeeping operation began with ten hives.

In 2013 we formed Lake Effect Apiaries LLC, and now maintain between 600 and 800 hives throughout the year.  Our farm business is located in the countryside of Oceana, Mason, Newaygo, and Muskegon counties in Michigan with our base of operations in Hart/Mears, Michigan not too far from the well-known Silver Lake Sand Dunes recreation area. We work closely with neighboring fruit and vegetable farmers by renting our hives out for sweet cherry, tart cherry, apple, blueberry, squash and other vine crop pollination as well as sending some of our valued honeybees out for almond pollination in California for spring income in February/March. In July, during our first ‘honeyflow,’ we produce our exquisite raw wildflower honey and beautifully bee-crafted round comb and larger half comb honey sections, as well as many other hive products that our customers love!

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