Bees, Fleas & Trees





Litchfield, Connecticut

The Trees
The Tree Farm


Opening date Saturday Nov. 30, 2013

We are opening the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30th thru December 22, 2013 4:30 PM!


Sat/Sun 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Weekdays 1 PM to 4:30 PM

Sorry we can't accept credit cards


John's cell 610-780-5847 and Carole's cell 610-698-5058.

So what is new for 2013?  You might notice a clearing just south of the driveway.  That is the all new septic system installed this summer.  We also cleared some trees/brush further to the south along Rte. 63 – extending the seedling transplant area.  We will no longer be selling wreaths or roping. The Christmas Shop will have complimentary cocoa and materials to write a letter to Santa

Our tree inventory is encouraging.  We have a LOT more trees than we have averaged the past ten years but still not quite as many as last year – a super record year.  Concolor Fir and Spruce are good – starting to see some good sized Meyers Spruce (from China).  Think you will like them.  There is some fall off in numbers of Fraser/Canaan Fir and White Pine (never did have a lot of the larger ones).  Quality all around looks excellent.  Several years ago, I changed the way I shear, and I think you can see the difference now.


Prices are unchanged at $39.  Table tops/half priced trees are still $19 – running 4-6 ft (and more).  Again there are no trees from NY as my father’s farm was sold this year – the end of an era. But we still will cut some of our own trees here, stake them out and sell them for $19 starting on Saturday Dec 7th.


I had a very good year with the bees.  Started with 2 hives – ended with 4.  Collected 2 buckets of honey – been awhile for that much.  There are chickens!  We have new neighbors on the north side who wanted some chickens for their kids.  They are in our coop – if you see their kids you can probably find out the chickens’ names.  Our dog Toby is now with another neighbor (not far).  Maybe we can borrow him back for a while.  Would be nice to have him with us – even if it is for just the day.



The shop will be stocked with our daughters’ books.  We have Catherine’s new book, fourth in the Dairy Queen series - Heaven is paved with Oreos. And Liz’s new novel, The Signature of All Things.  There is a limited selection of their previous books.


  The only thing that doesn’t change is change (see the NY farm).  We started the tree farm here in 1975 (as Carole points out – “to educate our daughters - what am I doing out here in the cold?”).   Right now things are more “old than new” around here.  But we are in the process of clearing trees off the 2 acre “house site” for eventual sale but continuing the tree farm on the other 3 acres.  Stay tuned.


Right now we are just looking forward to Bees Fleas & Trees Holiday Season #38!  Our very best for a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2014.


HOURS   Weekends 9 AM to 4:30 PM - Weekdays 1 PM to 4:30 PM

November 30 thru December 22, 2013- 4:30 PM

Bees, Fleas & Trees    551 South Plains Road    Litchfield, Connecticut
610-780-5847 610-698-5058   email:

Christmas Trees Complimentary Hot Cocoa Gift Shop
  Santa's Mailbox   Tree Stands
Special 4-5 foot "Table Top Trees" Free tree wrapping Restrooms
Saws Provided    Helpers will cut your tree or you can cut your own


Member of Captain Jack's Christmas Tree Farm Network