Established in 2013, the primary focus of Belleview Valley Apiary is hands-on beekeeping instruction for new beekeepers. We help those pursuing the craft in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a sustainable apiary, one where winter losses are kept to a minimum and replacement colonies and increase are made from one's one stock. We keep bees at the Arcadia Academy for the purpose of teaching. It works great as lodging and meals for participants are available on site.
One of our most popular sessions is “Is Beekeeping Right for You”, designed for the person who is just considering the hobby and before investment is made in equipment or instruction.
Belleview Valley Apiary is owned and operated by Gregg Hitchings, a certified Master Beekeeper through the University of Florida. Gregg has kept honey bees continually for over five decades.
We produce and sell raw, natural honey from the Belleview and Arcadia Valleys in Iron County. Our traditional harvest takes place in late July, providing a healthy, wonderful blend of clover and wildflower table grade honey.
We maintain a customer base who buy directly from us. In addition, our honey is sold by Thee Abbey/Arcadia Academy in Arcadia, MO.