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. Backyard beekeepers, non-profits, and services such as ours bolster the pollination and bee populations of The Windy City.
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 Chicago’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 Chicago.
The top three plant species found in Chicago honey, as seen in National Geographic.
Beekeeping services for your business.
Beekeeping services for your home.