Our turnkey service consists of a one-time, non-refundable equipment fee and an annual subscription fee. Each installation includes three (3) beehives and all the necessary equipment for the colonies to thrive. We utilize three hives to ensure the survival of all the colonies. We expect each colony to have varying degrees of success, and we can utilize resources from those that perform better to reinforce those that may be struggling.
Once your beehive system is set up, we will need to access it on a regular basis for routine checks and maintenance. Inspections will typically last between 30-60 minutes. These maintenance checks will occur weekly for the first month, then bi-weekly in perpetuity unless otherwise necessary. We will require access to the building during regular operating hours for hive checks, and may require access after regular operating hours for hive installation.
Following every hive inspection, we will write a report summarizing the state of the honeybees and anything we saw that may be pertinent to the client. This Inspection report will be sent out to our client and can be shared with all of a clients' tenants and employees!
At the end of each season we will check honey stores and assess how much honey we can extract for you and your tenants, and how much we need to leave for the bees. The bees rely on the honey they produce to survive the winter, so extracting too much may result in their death. In the first year the bees will only have enough of a population to make honey for themselves, but you can expect a full extraction by year two, with up to 40lbs of honey per hive. We guarantee that we will do everything possible to maximize honey production and provide you with a honey crop in the fall.