Deb Klughers /Bonac Bees

I’ve been in business over 10 years , as Bonac Bees LLC & manage over 100 colonies of honey bees on eastern Long Island. I am a certified Master Beekeeper & produce products of the bee hive, give talks & lectures, & mentor beekeepers on all levels.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Clinton County
  • Saint Lawrence County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hamilton County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lewis County
  • Capital Region
  • Albany County
  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
  • Otsego County
  • Herkimer County
  • Oneida County
  • Central
  • Cortland County
  • Madison County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • Cayuga County
  • Finger Lakes
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County
  • Southern Tier
  • Broome County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Delaware County
  • Schuyler County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County
  • Western
  • Allegany County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County
  • Long Island
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Queens County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Bonac Bees is a full service beekeeping company. We manage honey bee colonies for clients in addition to the colonies I manage for my own hive products. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • Formal agricultural education
  • On farm work experience

Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper. Stony Brook University: Masters Degree, marine conservation and policy.

Stony Brook University: Bachelor's degree, environmental studies. 

Two associate degrees. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a bee Bees
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Honey bees!! 

Marketing Method

Unsure

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Housing preferred , single or 2 people 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Flexible 

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property

$50,000-$600,000

Has this farmer received a pre-qualification from a lending institution?

Yes

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

Unsure

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