A Honeybee on a Dandelion.
A Honeybee on a Dandelion.

Local Bee Lovers – Host A Hive In Your Own Backyard!!

Local Bee Lovers – Host A Hive In Your Own Backyard!!

Honey from our beehives

Curious about what it’s like to keep bees but lack the expertise, equipment or time?  Now you can host a honeybee hive for us instead. Hive hosting is easy and FUN!

We have a few spots available for  HIVE HOSTING for the 2013 season to bee lovers in pesticide free locations in or nearby Essex County, MA.

Hosting a hive for us allows you to see what it’s like to have bees on your property without the expense of buying all the equipment and the work of caring for the bees.  You simply provide a bee safe location, free of pesticides, and we provide the bees and everything that they need to thrive.  Are you a gardener or farmer? This is a great way to see the benefits of pollination without having to open up a hive full of bees.

Honeybee on Siberian Squill

Honeybee on Siberian Squill

In addition, all of our honeybee colonies are treatment free, which means we do not use any pesticides or chemicals inside the hive.  Honey from these hives is raw and free of beekeeper applied additives, just as nature intended.  As a benefit of hosting a hive for us you will get a jar or two of honey every time the bees have a surplus of honey to harvest.

If you would like to host a hive you need to agree not to spray any pesticides or chemicals in your yard or garden, which also includes tree care, lawn care companies, fungicides, herbicides etc.  Unfortunately these things all kill or harm bees. Even at nonlethal levels they may be stored by the bees in the hive and no one wants to be ingesting these chemicals in the honey harvested from their host hive.

Hosting a hive is also a great way to help increase the honeybee population in your local area.  Honeybees are struggling in modern society due to pesticides, mono crops, diseases and pests. By hosting a honeybee hive in your own backyard, you can do your part to help save the bees one colony at a time.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, please visit our Host A Honey Bee Hive page, which can be found here.

Author: Anita Deeley

Anita Deeley is a biologist who maintains 80 honey bee hives. She is the beekeeper, writer, owner and creator of BeverlyBees.com. When she is not spending time with her girls (the bees), she enjoys being a wife to her beekeeping cohort, Brian and mother to 3 little boys (the beekeepers in training). Read more about Anita here >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Anita on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook here.

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