"We have chosen to fill our hives with
honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind
with the two noblest of things,
which are sweetness and light."
- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
We are Chris and Lisa Layman, Beekeepers for the past twelve seasons at Fox Farm Apiary. We came to beekeeping and to each other through a shared drive to protect and support these most essential pollinators.
Currently we maintain several apiaries, with one on our farm in New York’s Greene County, near the Alcove Reservoir from which the city of Albany draws its water, and others on private properties throughout five counties in the Hudson Valley. In addition, we are proud to be beekeepers at Olana, Greene Land Trust and Woodstock Land Conservancy
Chris is an independent researcher devoted to deeply understanding and supporting the life of the hive. He earned his Master Beekeeper’s certification from Cornell University in Summer 2022. Chris maintains a Pollinator Garden at Thorn Preserve in Woodstock, NY and shares his knowledge and expertise by mentoring, consulting and leading educational Pollinator Walks in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.
Lisa is a Certified Aromatherapist who trained with Taoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen in Aromatherapy from a Chinese Medical Perspective. She creates award-winning natural skincare, herbal remedies, soaps and candles with the honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis and botanicals produced by Fox Farm bees.
You can learn more about the work we do by visiting the following internet pages:
Fox Farm Apiary Etsy Shop here
Fox Farm Apiary on Instagram here
Fox Farm Apiary on Facebook here
Fox Stonework Website here
Fox Stonework on Facebook here
Fox-Stonework on Instagram here