Hotels

Promote sustainability and use the honey in their kitchens.

Restaurants

Use honey from their hives in their dishes, drinks and desserts.

Nursing Homes

Open their residents’ eyes to the wondrous activity of honey bees.

Sporting Complexes

Help introduce patrons to the docile manner of honey bees by sharing their space with pollinators.

Golf Courses

Use hives to bring awareness to pesticide use and the ability to minimize it, even when owning a golf course.

Schools & Universities

Introduce students at a young age to the idea of environmental consciousness, while providing them with a hands on learning experience of eusocial organisms.

Our Benefits

No other local beekeeper can compare to our beekeeping services program for corporate clients. We are the only beekeepers who include the following benefits for all corporate clients.

  • Fully insured with rapid COI delivery
  • Guaranteed live and healthy bees
  • Guaranteed honey: 100% of the honey produced by your beehives belongs to you
  • Full time staff dedicated to coordinating and scheduling beekeeper visits in advance, with an exclusive concierge for all scheduling needs
  • Each beehive is a data point that contributes to our affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit laboratory to analyze and improve bee health

Our Benefits

No other local beekeeper can compare to our beekeeping services program for corporate clients. We are the only beekeepers who include the following benefits for all corporate clients.

  • Fully insured with rapid COI delivery
  • Guaranteed live and healthy bees
  • Guaranteed honey: 100% of the honey produced by your beehives belongs to you
  • Full time staff dedicated to coordinating and scheduling beekeeper visits in advance, with an exclusive concierge for all scheduling needs
  • Each beehive is a data point that contributes to our affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit laboratory to analyze and improve bee health

Installation

Our standard package includes all required hive equipment delivered to your (or your client’s) site. We supply and install the honey bee colony and provide them with any support they may require to thrive until our next visit.

A guarantee of live, healthy honey bees is included in this full-service package.  This covers both the replacement of your queen, were she to die or become sick, along with the replacement of your entire colony.  In these days of myriad diseases, Colony Collapse Disorder, pesticides, and higher colony mortality rates than in the past, hive deaths do occur.  Should this happen, The Best Bees Company will replace your bees as soon as bees are available.

Routine Checks

Our beekeepers will visit on a routine basis.  This is on average once a month, but may vary slightly depending on hive condition, time of year, and other factors.  You will be notified ahead of time, the day in which to expect your beekeeper.

They take action for swarm prevention, disease management, feedings if necessary, and adding or removing equipment as needed to accommodate the seasonal variance in colony size.  This includes the removal of excess honey frames.

Routine updates will be sent to you (or your client) after each visit, regarding the status of the hive, the strength of the colony, and any disease or issue that we may have found.

Honey Harvesting

Honey harvesting can be done in a few different ways. You have the option of harvesting your own frames, in which case the beekeeper will remove the frames from the hive and leave them in a safe place for you to harvest. If you would rather have us harvest the honey for you, there is a modest bottling fee. We ensure that your honey remains separate from others, and return it to you in labeled jars.

Equipment

Hive equipment for this standard package is produced in high quality pine, with all natural wax foundation and hand assembled frames.  Hive boxes are sent into the field in a natural wood finish with a spar varnished exterior, it includes a flat roof with a galvanized aluminum casing. The Best Bees Company does not use plastic parts or any unnatural materials or chemicals in our equipment.  A complete hive set contains all necessary hive items: one bottom board, three 10-frame deep boxes, 30 frames, one inner cover, and one outer cover.  We also provide weighted support on the top of the hive, and cinderblocks to raise the hive off the ground.

Custom paint options are also available. Each hive is hand-painted by our in-house artist. Please call 617.445.2322 for more information or create your own design in our online shop.

Pricing

Our pricing varies across residential, non-profit, and commercial clients, as well as location amongst each of the 8 greater metro areas where we provide beekeeping services. These include Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
 Our standard, all-inclusive beekeeping services pricing starts at $1,000 per hive per calendar year for residential clients nearby our bases of operations, and top out at $2500 per hive per calendar year for commercial clients with high insurance requirements. We also offer a-la-carte pricing, starting at $150 per hour for special events, beekeeping mentoring, and package bees for pickup, and $450 for complete beehive sets including bees.

Contact us to find out specific pricing for your location or to consult with one of our experts about establishing beekeeping services at your business or organization. Orders can easily be placed over the phone, 617.445.2322, by email, info@bestbees.com, or in our online shop.