Washington D.C.

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

We have DC covered from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, with beehives on rooftops in Lafayette Center and blocks from the National Mall. Our DC beekeepers are putting beehives on the map, tending to more and more beehives every spring.

Washington, D.C. is Bee Friendly

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

The city is very supportive of beekeeping, legalizing it more widely in 2012. Cherry blossom-lined streets and the gardens of the national monuments make our nation’s capital a unique place for bees to flourish.

Envisioning Washington D.C.
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 Washington, D.C.’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 D.C.

6.2% Clover
10% Oak
8% Magnolia

The top three plant species found in Washington D.C. 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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