Rob from Hellgate Farm introduced us to a gentleman who's family owned a 2 story industrial building next to the Queenboro Bridge in Long Island City.
He was interested in turning the 1 acre roof space into an agricultural space.
As we had some hives that needed relocation in July of 2014 we installed our first 2 hives on this wonderful piece of real estate.
The roof now is also one of The Hellgate Farm's sites as well with large growing boxes of peppers they use to make their wonderful Queens Hot Sauces along with our apiary of 5 hives of honeybees.
In 2018 Hellgate Farm and Wilk Apiary started making our Hot Pepper Honey adding peppers grown and dehydrated by Hellgate Farm into Wilk Apiary honey. We both sell these items at local markets.
Big Alice Brewing is two blocks from this apiary and we are very happy that they sponsored on of the Titan hives. They make award winning beer from our honey and special small batch beers from the honey produced by the hive they sponsor.
The honey from these hives is bottled in our Zip Code Local Honey 11101 LIC as well as in our Queens Blossoms Honey.