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Welcome to Full Bloom Apiaries
Located in Preston, ConnecticutCT map


We pollinate local orchards in the spring and produce wildflower honey and beeswax for sale to the public.  Our honey is cold-filtered and bottled at low temperature to preserve the enzymes, color, and flavor that makes local honey a natural health food.  All of our products are made of honey and wax originating directly from our own hives located in Southeastern Connecticut.






About Us


Alan and Ashley Holmberg are fulfilling a family tradition that has been going on for over 30 years. Alan’s father, a hobbyist beekeeper, introduced Alan to beekeeping over 20 years ago, and 5 years ago he gave Alan a gift of two hives when he bought his first house in Preston, CT. Finding time between Alan’s commercial fishing and Ashley’s work as a physical therapist, and not to mention their two dogs, chickens, guinea hens, and free range turkeys, Alan has expanded his two gift hives into 100 colonies. Alan fashions his own hive equipment from native eastern white pine, while Ashley helps out and makes candles from the beeswax. Alan and Ashley invite you to enjoy the fruits (or should we say honey) of their growing honey farm.


Alan has a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and keeps up to date on current apiculture skills by attending classes at the Cornell Master Beekeeping Program. He is also a member of the following professional affiliations:





Buy Our Honey Products

Not only is honey great in TEA or on TOAST, and in lots of RECIPES, but it is also known to have many HEALTH and THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS such as antimicrobial activity, promotion of wound healing, and antioxidant activity.



5.5 oz Jar

8 oz Jar

12 oz
Honey Bear

12 oz
Honey Comb

One Pound

Two Pound

24 oz Squeezable Skep

Five Pound

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One Gallon


* Coming Soon*
Gourmet herb-infused honey

How to buy our honey: If you are an area resident, please visit one of our local retail outlets listed below to purchase our honey.  Otherwise, you can contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to process your order in a timely manner. Shipping costs: extra based on customer location (we usually ship via UPS or U.S. postal service)

Stores that sell our honey: If you are located in Southeastern Connecticut, you can find Full Bloom Apiary Honey for sale at the following locations:

Scott’s Quality Meats

299 Flanders Rd

East Lyme, CT

(860) 739-0797

Alice Acres

39 Military Highway

Gales Ferry, CT

(860) 464-1885

Groton Garden Center

1662 Gold Star Highway

Groton, CT

(860) 445-7516


Route 117 Ledyard Center

Ledyard, CT

(860) 464-8400

Pumpkin Hill Marketplace

126 Gallup Hill Rd

Ledyard, CT

(860) 536-4807

Inn at Lower Farm

119 Mystic Rd

North Stonington, CT

(860) 535-9075

Starrwood Food Market

1 Norwich Ave

Norwich, CT

(860) 886-0014

William W. Backus Hospital Gift Shop

326 Washington Street

Norwich, CT

(860) 889-8331

Old Tymes Restaurant (Gift Shop)

360 W. Main Street

Norwich, CT

(860) 887-6865

Old Mystic General Store

47 Main St.

Old Mystic, CT

(860) 536-7272

Vanderbrooke Bakers and Caterers

65 Main St.

Old Saybrook, CT

(860) 388-9700

Westview Garders

144 Plainfield Pike

Plainfield, CT

(860) 564-2136

Preston Farms

92 Route 2

Preston, CT

(860) 886-6293

Preston General Store

Route 165

Preston, CT


Roseledge Farm Bed and Breakfast

418 Route 164

Preston, CT

(860) 892-4739

Whitford’s General Store

1107 Plainfield Pike

Sterling, CT

(860) 564-5215

Green Survival Gardens

29 Rope Ferry Rd

Waterford, CT

(860) 442-8809

Mystic Market

375 Noank Rd.

West Mystic, CT

(860) 536-1500


            We also have our honey in Charlotte, NC at the Farmer’s Market.  Look for the Greeneman Farms booth.



Pollination Services

We are available for pollination in Connecticut, Rhode Island,
and Massachusetts in the spring and summer.

Currently we provide pollination services for:

If you are interested in our services, please contact us.






Catching a Swarm

Alan's Hand-Built Hives

Frames where the bees deposit honey and make wax

Alan working at Buttonwood Farm











Contact Us


For products, pollination contracts, or more information,

Please contact:

Alan Holmberg    
(860) 235-0624


logoThank you for visiting Full Bloom Apiaries!

Website created and updated by Rebecca Holmberg
Last updated on January 27, 2004