JOIN THE CHICAGO BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation. We install and manage beehives for residences and businesses in Chicago and select markets nationwide.

 

Chicago is one of the greatest cities for urban beekeeping around the world. The greater Chicago area is estimated to have over 7,000 honeybee hives! City Hall boasted beehives years before proclaiming the practice officially legal in 2011.

JOIN THE CHICAGO BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation. We install and manage beehives for residences and businesses in Chicago and select markets nationwide.

 

Chicago is one of the greatest cities for urban beekeeping around the world. The greater Chicago area is estimated to have over 7,000 honeybee hives! City Hall boasted beehives years before proclaiming the practice officially legal in 2011.

Chicago is Bee Friendly

Chicago is a great environment for bees! With surprisingly diverse flora, our Chicago beehives produce more honey and live longer.

 

The city is very supportive of beekeeping.  Beekeeping is legal, and we have a vibrant urban farming community that wants more honeybees.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN CHICAGO

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Chicago’s bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey from each beehive, give us valuable information on plant diversity, environmental conditions and pesticide exposure. Our analysis of local honey has shown us that urban environments include eight times more flowering plant species than suburban and rural areas, and that this is a key factor in bee health in Chicago.

32%

LINDEN

58%

CLOVER

Top two nectar plants in Chicago.

32%

LINDEN

58%

CLOVER

Top two nectar plants in Chicago.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN CHICAGO

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Chicago’s bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey from each beehive, give us valuable information on plant diversity, environmental conditions and pesticide exposure. Our analysis of local honey has shown us that urban environments include eight times more flowering plant species than suburban and rural areas, and that this is a key factor in bee health in Chicago.

WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about the experience of Best Bees: