HIVE MAINTENANCE

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HIVE MAINTENANCE

35.00

  Little Bee apiary offers beekeeping services for private home owners, educational organizations and businesses.  My approach is more about what we can we give back to them instead of take.  

I'll show you what I believe are the best methods available by implementing natural influences and a more bee-centered approach by deepening our connection on a more holistic level.  

A typical management agreement will include monthly hive inspections at a rate of $40 an hour (travel charge of  $.18 a mile may apply depending on your location). The bees, equipment, honey and any other beehive products belong to you.

If you have plans to start managing your own colonies, but want to ease into it with a little guidance, then this may be right for you.   

The $35 deposit to insure placement and will apply to the hourly rate on date of hire.  

If you're still not sure, feel free to email me at littlebeeapiary@gmail.com and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have before committing. 

 

Let's Bee together! Bzzz

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North East beekeeping is known for harsh winters and I work all Summer long to raise happy healthy bees, but there are no guarantees they'll make it through the winter or that there will be a honey surplus the first year.  

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP….

There are many positive actions you can take to help bees:

  • Avoid the use of toxic chemicals (including pesticides, herbicides and fungicides) in your garden. Use certified organic garden products and natural pest strategies instead – they are safer, more economical and environmentally friendly.

  • Grow a bee-attracting garden with plants rich in nectar and pollen that bees love to feed on to encourage them to pollinate your food crops.

  • Provide fresh water in a small bowl for bees to access, bees can’t swim, so add something for them to stand on when drinking.

  • Buy local honey to support small beekeepers maintain hives and biodiversity.

  • Swap your lawn for a food garden or natural bee habitat. Flowers, herbs and vegetables provide a rich source of food for bees.

  • Buy organic fresh produce to support organic farmers and avoid genetically modified crops.

  • Start keeping bees at home – both urban and rural environments need bees.