HarBee Beekeeping is a suburban beekeeping operation based in Bergen County NJ with the goal of developing a more sustainable food system through a love for honey. Being both ecological and socially sustainable is important to HarBee Beekeeping. Using the most up-to-date scientific information HarBee works to produce honey and bees wax the best way nature will allow. 

Having and Hosting Honeybees

Keeping honeybees today requires constant management and attention and that is were HarBee Beekeeping comes in. We will do everything from building and supplying the bees to the monthly seasonal management.

Your bees, your honey, we are the beekeepers, worry free beekeeping is here! The difference between keeping bees and having bees is knowing the biology needed to take care of them correctly, as they need year round care. Pat Harrison, owner and beekeeper, knows the biology and has to tools to make sure your bees are healthy and strong. email Pat at pat@harbee.net

Pure Bees Wax Candles

HarBee Beekeeping is now welling pure bees wax candles. offering a back to the basics with beautiful high quality bees wax candles. Longer, Bright, Cleaner than any other candles on the market with 100% pure bees wax.

Scented candles using only pure Essential oil puts luxury and sustainability around a wick. CLICK HERE to shop

A bee concierge? His business is generating buzz

Click the photo for a story on Pat Harrison and HarBee’s concierges services

The Short Story

Pat Harrison, the owner and beekeeper, graduated from Bergen Community College and went on to get a BS in Environmental Science from Ramapo College. Growing up in Dumont NJ Pat earned the rank of Eagle Scout while always having a love for the nature world. During Pat’s time in school that love for the natural world developed into an obsession with honeybees and agriculture.

Keeping up with the HarBee Blog gives you insight as what we are up to in the bee yards!


I had a couple questions about vails. What to buy, what not to buy. I was finding that they run a little big but if you normally get a medium or a Large, get a medium or large. Here is a link to some vails. I don’t like the full suits. The jacket and vail … Continue reading Vails

Spring Management

Last week of March and first week of April we are doing 4 things to all the hives. Equalizing, Sampling for Varroa mites, putting on honey supers, and taking note how the best paraformers are. Equalizing To equalize hives in an apiary is really just the act of move frames of brood and bees form … Continue reading Spring Management

What You Need

Like all things in keeping honey bees when you ask 2 beekeepers what you will need in your first year you will get 3 answers. This blog post will lay what we at HarBee use in our hives and also try to give time to equipment and different sized equipment that we don’t use but … Continue reading What You Need

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