Our bees can meet your needs! If you have flowers, we can pollinate them! Want to increase your yield? Do you have cotton, strawberries, fruit trees or vegetables? We recommend 2 hives per acre, and charge $50/hive for the service. We will be out approximately once out of every ten days to check on the bees, so we won't be in your way!
We will also manage your hives for you! If you are going out of town or don't have time to take care of your bees, we can temporarily maintain your colonies. Pricing is negotiable for management services. We also offer extraction services for those who do not have enough time to extract their honey, or do not like the time and effort of a hand-crank extractor (and the cleaning!) or the waste of wax from press-extraction. Extraction fees are $40 initial fee + $5 per additional box.
If you are overwhelmed with your bees, we are interested in purchasing them from you! Please visit our contact page and let us know the pertinent information!
If you are overwhelmed with bees that are not yours, we also do swarm removals. So that everyone is on the same page, we will NOT pay YOU to remove bees from YOUR property. We also will not remove NON-BEES. Please make sure they are actually honey bees and not jellow jackets, hornets, wasps, mason bees, ect before you waste our time and yours. If there is likely to be damage to your personal property from the removal, then we will NOT remove the bees.
We also can give a variety of presentations to the local beekeeping organizations. For a list of topics, please contact us.
We also offer a variety of photography services, from apiary pictures to daily bee life. These pictures are available for for publications and prints as well as personal use.
Do you wonder how bees know how to find their way home? Bees use a dance-language that orients them when they leave the hive. They can navigate using their dancing orientation. When they get back, they can smell their hive. The queen carries the scent of the hive. If you take her out, the entire hive will know in 15 minutes or less (and they are not happy about it). Her pheromones are only active after she is a mated queen. Once her pheromones are released, the workers pass it along to each other. Some bees will perch on the front of the hive, stick their butts in the air, and fan their wings frantically. If you look closely, you can see two of their abdominal segments separate, revealing their Nasonoff glands. These glands release the pheromone, and the fanning spreads it through the air so every bee knows which hive is theirs.