JOIN THE D.C. BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

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. With scores of new clients joining us each spring, our DC beekeepers now support more than 40 beehives.

JOIN THE D.C. BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

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. With scores of new clients joining us each spring, our DC beekeepers now support more than 40 beehives.

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.  Beekeeping is legal, and we have a vibrant urban farming community that wants more honeybees.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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 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 D.C.

16%

CLOVER

9%

EGYPTIAN GRASS

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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 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 D.C.

16%

CLOVER

9%

EGYPTIAN GRASS

WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

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