About Us

Estsblished in 2014, Indigo Acres is nestled on 13 beautiful acres filled with blooms and humming with the voices of honey bees and local pollinators. We share our passion for pollinator preservation through our products and educational services.

Pollinator Protection

Indigo Acres has a passion for not only pollinators, but for the plants that sustain them. Specializing in pollinator friendly perennials, annuals and trees, Indigo Acres has created a beautiful pollinator sanctuary. By fostering a magical haven for beneficial pollinators, such as birds, bees, and butterflies, Indigo Acres is giving back and thanking the pollinators for their hard work.

Our Pollinators are in Trouble: 1/3 of the food we eat is thanks to these amazing creatures. Our pollinators are currently in decline, due to loss of habitat, leaving less foraging space. The application of pesticides is another contributing factor.

How You Can Help: Attracting pollinators to your garden is simple. By providing the right plants and trees, soon your backyard will be bursting with hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. By selecting flowers that will provide blooms throughout the changing seasons, you are assisting your local pollinators to flourish year round. Remember, even if you have a small space, potted plants work well, too. And, don’t forget to use organic methods when growing your plants. Most importantly, please allow the dandelions and wildflowers to live! These native plants are so important for our pollinators’ survival.

Adding a shallow water source, to your backyard gardens, is another a great way you can help keep your local pollinators happy and hydrated. Remember to add water plants or rocks, to give your pollinators a safe place to land.

Honey Bees

Indigo Acres Apiary raises beautiful Italian honey bees. These beauties were first brought to the U.S. in 1859. They quickly became a favorite to many beekeepers, due to their gentleness and ease to work with. These bees represent a wonderful collection of traits, making them a popular choice for beekeepers today:

  • gentleness
  • excellent foragers
  • strong honey producers
  • less inclined to swarm
  • cleanliness
  • disease resistant
  • overwinter well
  • adaptable to most climates

5 Frame NucsContact Us to be put on our spring 2022 waiting list! Nucs are Pick Up only.

Outdoor Swarm Removal: Bee swarms are very common in the spring & summer. If you discover a swarm in your backyard, please contact your local beekeeper! If you are located in the Rockford, Michigan area, Indigo Acres Apiary provides a limited number of swarm removals each season. Contact Us for more information.

Whether your interest is becoming a beekeeper, creating your own backyard pollinator sanctuary or just enjoying some sweet honey, Indigo Acres is here to help. Visit our Home Page menu, for our 2021 programming options.

Plant a Flower, Save a Bee! 

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