Indigo Acres, established in 2014, is nestled on 13 beautiful acres, filled with blooms and humming with the voices of honey bees. We share our passion for the education and preservation of honey bees and our local pollinators, through our products and educational services.
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:
Queen Bees: 2020 mated/marked queens are available throughout the summer. Our queen stock is carefully selected, based on the following characteristics: overwintered well, mite resistance, strong brood production and gentleness. Pick Up only. Contact Us for more information.
5 Frame Nucs: Currently SOLD OUT for 2020. If you would like to be put on our waiting list for spring 2021, visit out Contact Us page. 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.
Indigo Acres Apiary has a passion for not only honey bees, 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, bats, butterflies, etc. 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.
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 2020 programming options.
Indigo Acres Apiary is a member of the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association and The American Beekeeping Federation.
Plant a Flower, Save a Bee!