Keep bees without having to worry about the care and expertise needed to maintain a hive. Monthly service includes:
Monthly hive visits
2-5 per month depending on season
Includes mite monitoring, organic treatment as needed, screening for other pathogens and further testing if needed.
swarming is a colonies way of reproducing. We can sometimes catch a swarm by monitoring and then making an artificial swarm or splitting the hive
Done regularly on a bi-annual or as needed basis for continued health and docility. Queens purchased from local vendors we know and trust.
Hive component evaluation/seasonal preparation
Includes evaluation and replacement recommendations, purchase of replacement parts (additional costs may apply), at cost, from local suppliers), storm strapping, pre-winter appraisal, wrapping, insulation and supplemental feeding as needed
Wax cappings harvested and cleaned, two candles or two wax bars
Honey harvest and bottling
Honey harvested by use of escape board/fume board, extracted and bottled (additional costs may apply) in choice of 3 bottle styles. Honey supers cleaned by your bees and stored for winter. Does not include cost of bottles (choice of 3 varieties, at cost). Limit of 15 pounds of honey bottled. $5 bottling fee per bottle will be incurred for additional bottling. Bottle labels not included
$110 per month/$1320 per year
(an annual savings of over $3000)
**additional fees will apply as needed for cost of queen, supplemental sugar feeding and bottles. All additional items are provided at cost. **
Please call for our corporate rates