Make an impact and let us do the work!
Imagine a world without bees. Nearly one-third of the human diet can be traced to bee pollination and honeybees are dying at an alarming rate around the world - but you can help!
Here's What We Do:
We conduct a FREE assessment of your residential or commercial/industrial property for keeping bees and advise you of the ordinances in your community governing beekeeping. If your site is approved for beekeeping, we:
*Install a minimum of two beehives on your property.
*Service your hives monthly (or more frequently if needed) to include mite treatment, feeding if needed, mouse guards, and winterization. We also provide a report for each hive concerning its progress and health after each hive service call.
*Harvest and bottle 20 lbs (that's about 7 quarts of honey) of your honey for you, with your choice of bottles from our stock. We even provide personalized labeling! If your hive doesn't produce 20 lbs of honey, you'll receive some of your neighbors' honey to make up the difference. Typically, beehives do not produce honey the first year as they are busy filling the hive with honey they will need for the winter. But, you'll still receive 20 lbs of honey! If you want to keep all the honey your hives produce, you just pay our standard extraction and bottling fee for anything over 20 lbs.
*And, you're always welcome to help at any time we visit. (We contact you before every hive check). We'll even provide the beekeeping gear you'll need. You just join in as much or as little as you wish!
Here's What You Do:
*Pick a spot where you would like to keep 2 beehives next to each other that is at least 50 feet from any street or 20 feet from any property division line or alley. (We can also keep bees on accessible rooftops of commercial buildings with stairway entrance doors. Sorry, we don't climb ladders). We service hives within 40 miles of Ft Wayne, IN.
*Purchase a 2-year hive plan for at least two beehives. Depending on which plan you select, you can either keep the hives at the end of the plan, or we keep the hives at the end of the plan. We even have a plan that includes beekeeping education and we teach you and/or your employees how to be a beekeeper! At any time, you can end your plan and we simply keep your deposit and remove the beehives from your property.
*Sit back and relax knowing you are making a difference! Beehives are fascinating to watch as the bees enter and exit the hives each morning and evening for foraging and for orientation flights around the hives. You can even watch pollen being brought in the hives on their legs as they land on the landing board at the entrance of the hive.
Just add this item to your cart and checkout. There is no cost. Be sure you enter the address where you want to keep the beehives, so we can look up your home or business on a satellite image. We can do most of the assessment without physically coming to your home or business. Then we'll arrange an on-site assessment, if you agree to the terms of the contract we email you. You can pay with credit card, PayPal, cash, or check when we arrive for the final site inspection and signing of the contract.
While prices will vary based on the number of hives you choose, the annual service fee begins at $750 per year plus a $250 deposit for the two hives which is refundable depending on the service plan you choose. Each service plan includes a minimum of 10 hive services per year, and more are FREE to ensure the health of the hives. Monthly payment plans are available.