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

Beginning in 2015, our client beehives have contributed to Portland’s thriving beekeeping scene, helping to support urban pollinator populations as our main mission. Portland’s lush greenery and backyard, urban gardens make for healthy and happy beehives.

Portland is Bee Friendly

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

The city is very supportive of beekeeping. Beekeeping is legal, and plant sources tend to be biodiverse and free from harmful pesticides.

Envisioning Portland
at its best for bees

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Portland’s bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey, 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 Portland.

19.1% Rose
13.73% Chestnut
11.1% Begonia

The top three plant species found in Portland honey, as seen in National Geographic.

Our Services

Corporate Beekeeping

Beekeeping services for your business.

Residential Beekeeping

Beekeeping services for your home.

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