Hosting a Hive will let you experience what it’s like to keep bees, without all the work and expense. All you need to do is provide a bee friendly location, free of pesticides, and I’ll provide the bees, and everything else they need. The bees and equipment remain mine, but in return, you’ll reap the benefits of pollination, without the required training and hassle of opening a hive full of bees. I keep an open door for you to join in for a “hands-on” beekeeping experience, any time you'd like!
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Hosting a hive, might just be the best gift you can give your favorite gardener or nature lover!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...
MEET YOUR KEEPER
We'll schedule a quick meeting at your place to determine if your yard will be suitable to host a hive (most are). If we know that you have a good spot we can skip this until I drop your hive off.
At the meeting, we'll chat about hive location and I'll answer any other questions you may have.
For a bit more information, see below for hosting requirements and hive placement considerations.
ENJOY YOUR BEES
Enjoy your bees while I do all the work! I will provide everything the bees need and take care of the hive installation. I welcome your neighbors and friends to join in welcoming your new bees to the neighborhood!
In May and June (Swarm Season) I will come and visit every 11 days, and about once a month after that, to check on the health of the hive. I will give you advance notice and bring an extra suit in case you want to join in!
Once the colony produces more honey than the bees need, I’ll extract the extra honey and share a quart of raw, treatment free honey with you. If your hive does not make any extra honey (which sometimes happens, especially with a new hive) you will receive one quart of honey from another hive in the program.
If you love local honey, you can’t get honey any closer than your own backyard!
"My Son and I were at the golf course and he helped a bee that seemed lost on the putting green, over to a flower. So thanks for giving him the opportunity to be around them and be comfortable. It's pretty cool."
-A Happy Host
If you're an aspiring beekeeper, but don't want to invest in it until you have some experience, this is a great way to get started!
"Turns out sitting and watching bees is very meditative."
-A Relaxed Host