We understand how daunting it can be to get started beekeeping on your own, and want to make it simple and accessible for everyone. If you've ever been curious about beekeeping, or simply want the many benefits of having honeybees in your own backyard, set up a consultation today!
How it works
We visit your site and together, we choose the best location for your honeybee hive.
Ask us all your questions!
We bring your honeybee hive!
All equipment and bees are included with your initial startup fee.
We visit as needed (about once a month) to care for the bees, and keep you informed along the way about all the fascinating things going on in your hive. Our service options allow you to decide how hands-on or hands-off you want to be with your honeybees.
Honey from your backyard
It doesn't get more local than this! We harvest each client's honey individually, so you know you're getting honey from your own backyard. All the honey that the bees are able to spare, is yours.
Help our environment
Pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem. Unfortunately, they are on the decline and need all the help they can get. When you get a honeybee hive, it gives them a home to flourish in. Any support for pollinators is support for our ecosystem and the environment as a whole.
A delightful addition
Our wax dipped wooden hive boxes are SO beautiful. They blend in naturally with any outdoor space. It's also super fun to watch the honeybees fly in and out of the entrance.
Why have honeybees?
Honeybees are one of the earth's most important pollinators. Your own garden as well as plants within a 3 mile radius will benefit from the presence of honeybees. Your neighbors with gardens will thank you!
Connect to nature
Our detailed monthly progress reports will allow you to stay connected with the happenings in the hive. Just like watching the trees change as season go by, you'll see how the bees evolve with the rhythms of the year. It's amazing how much there is to learn!
Support local beekeepers
Getting a hive increases demand for honeybees, which encourages beekeepers to make more colonies. Our bees are supplied by local beekeepers that work hard to keep their honeybees thriving.
Full Service Plan
This hands-off option includes all equipment, honeybees, year-round hive management, harvesting, progress reports, an on-call beekeeper to answer any and all of your questions, and more!
This hands-on option includes a guided beekeeping experience. We provide everything you need to get started, and join you for in-depth hive checks each month. We will teach you how to take care of your own hive!
Jessy has been beekeeping since 2013. She has managed hundreds of hives all along the east coast and is excited to bring her passion and expertise to Wilmington, NC. She has experience servicing beehives individually, as well as on a larger scale at an apiary. She loves beekeeping and wants to share the amazing experience with as many people as she can.
I find myself very fortunate to have found you. Having bees has been a wonderful journey for me and my four year old twins to learn about. Our only wish is every person knew how important the bees were. We have nothing but good things to say about your services and you provide such a calmness in your explanations to us newbies. We would recommend your services to the masses!
Below we’ve provided answers to some common questions about our beekeeping services.
How much space do I need?
The equipment itself only takes up a few square feet of space, but we want to be sure the hive isn't installed in a high traffic area of your yard. The bees have a defined flight path when they leave the entrance that we don't want to interfere with. That being said - we've seen bees do well in as small a space as a single apartment balcony. We'll work together to find the best spot!
How much honey will I get?
Good question, but if you're only in it for the honey - support a local beekeeper by buying from them! We can't guarantee a certain amount of honey because it all depends on the bees, the weather, the forage available, etc. In general we like to make at least one harvest for you per year. And don't worry, we always leave more than enough for the bees and only take their surplus!
What happens if my bees die?
Obviously we do everything we can to make sure they thrive, but unfortunately this can happen. As long as you are under contract with us, your beehive will be replaced at no additional cost to you, as soon as bees become available. Check out our services page for more info!
I don't have a garden. Can I still have bees?
Yes! Honeybees can fly up to 3-5 miles to get the food they need. So, while flowers close by will benefit and be beneficial, it's not necessary.
What happens in the winter?
Some people are surprised to learn that the honeybee hive can stay in the same location all year long. We continue to care for the bees for as long as you want!