Installation & Maintenance

We make increasing the sustainability of your building easy. Our turnkey service consists of a one-time, non-refundable equipment fee and an annual subscription fee. This will cover all services listed below, including a guaranteed egg laying queen and any necessary disease treatments. 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 by doing 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. 

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.​​

Included:

  • Complete beehive system using hand-made, all natural Langstroth hive equipment.

  • Installation of three colonies of docile honey bees with guaranteed laying queen

  • Regular hive inspections and updated reports available online 24/7

  • Local and expeditious customer service by phone and email

  • Any required disease treatments, including Varroa mites

  • Addition / removal of equipment as needed

  • Removal of honey supers in the fall

  • Honey extraction for you and your tenants

  • Replacement colonies provided at no cost, if needed 

  • Fully insured professional service from a local company

  • Cautionary signage around the hive and education materials for you and your tenants

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Optional services:

  • Custom honey labels with your logo or a design of your choice

  • Workshops and events