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Our basic service at Best Bees Company is delivery, installation (with live, healthy bees), and full seasonal management of honey bee hives across eastern Massachusetts. We check in with all hives every regularly and as needed to prevent swarming and disease. We can also harvest honey and beeswax for you, or teach you how to do it yourself! We do our best to keep these costs affordable, and 100% of our profits go to fund our research to improve honey bee health. Email us at INFO@BESTBEES.COM to set up a site consultation of your property. Best Bees does site consultation year round, and sets up new hives anytime between April – September.
Looking for the perfect gift? Adopt a honey bee hive in the name of a special someone! Perhaps this is a person who understands the importance of pollinators and the environment, or just appreciates a well-intended donation to a great cause. We mail a jar of honey from the adopted hive (or from the same apiary) along with this customized certificate. You can even name the queen! To adopt a honey bee hive, please mail a $50 check (per hive adopted) made out to Best Bees, and then mailed to:
Best Bees Company, LLC
839 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02119
Adoption packages are mailed anywhere in the world. Best Bees mails adoption packages immediately after your order is received in the mail.
For our main honey bee hive installation and management services, we offer three packages: Best Gardens, Best Crops, and Best Earth.
1) Best Gardens is a good option for urban gardeners who have small plots and are interested in bringing one hive of honey bees to the garden. Angiosperms (flower-producing plants) develop flowers for the purpose of spreading their reproductive material, or seeds. Answer the call of your garden’s flowers by providing them with pollinating bees.
2) Best Crops is a great option for small businesses or for urban and suburban gardeners who have moderately-sized plots and are interested in bringing two hives to the garden. As pollinators of many fruits and vegetables, honey bees improve the quality and quantity of garden crops. Maximize the productivity of your garden by bringing in some pollinators.
3) Best Earth is the perfect option for larger businesses, community gardens, or for urban, suburban, or rural gardeners who have large plots and are interested in bringing three or more hives to the garden. Honey bee populations are rapidly declining due to the recent onset of Colony Collapse Disorder – an important concern for those of us who grow fruits and vegetables. Help save the world by bolstering honey bee populations!
In addition to these three options, Best Bees™ also offers add-on packages. Available add-ons change with each season. One popular example among current clients is the Honey Harvesting Package. This add-on is a service extracting the honey produced by your garden’s honey bee hive. We also sell seeds to for gardener’s to plant that will naturally flavor the honey produced by the bees. Examples include (but are certainly not limited to) mint, clover, lavendar, and thyme.