Chef William Pfeiffer LLC

My name is William Pfeiffer. I am a Full-time beekeeper and Executive Chef in Armonk. As you are aware, honeybees play a crucial role in our ecosystem, agriculture, and overall biodiversity. Their pollination services are indispensable for the reproduction of countless plant species, including many of the crops that sustain human life.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Hobby or for personal use

Farming status, plans, and practices

Apiculture, or beekeeping, is a vital practice that not only helps sustain honeybee populations but also provides numerous benefits to our community. Beekeeping not only produces honey and beeswax but also contributes to pollination services, strengthens local agriculture, and promotes environmental conservation.

I am reaching out to inquire if there are any private farms or land that would partner or collaborate in support apiculture farming. By providing suitable locations for beekeepers to establish hives, we can create safe havens for honeybees to thrive, promote the expansion of local beekeeping operations, and enhance the pollination services available to our agricultural producers.

We are outgrowing our current Apiary and are looking to expand and collaborate with local farms in the county or surrounding counties.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farm owner
  • Farmer training or workshop

Two years of Beekeeping School at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Online Certifications

Four years beekeeping

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Conventional

Primary crops

  • No Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a bee Bees


Marketing Method

Social Media

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing

Storage for equipment 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • Business Partnership

Business arrangement for land use

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


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