RESIDENTIAL & CORPORATE
Our standard package includes all required hive equipment delivered to your home. We supply and install the bee colony and provide them with any support they may require in order to succeed and thrive. Our bees are inspected multiple times throughout the year and we guarantee a live, healthy bee colony. This covers both the replacement of your queen, along with the replacement of your entire colony.
Hive equipment for this standard package is produced in high quality pine. Hive boxes are sent into the field with solid white exterior paint, it includes a flat roof with a galvanized aluminum casing. HoneyStrong does not use any chemicals in any of our equipment. A complete hive set contains all required hive items: one bottom board, two 8-frame deep boxes, 16 deep frames, one inner cover, and one outer cover. We will be adding and taking away top boxes (or also known as Supers). We also provide weighted support on the top of the hive, and cinderblocks to raise the hive off the ground.
Custom paint options are also available. Each hive is hand-painted by our in-house artist.
We visit on a routine basis. This usually averages out to be every 3-5 weeks but may vary slightly depending on hive condition, time of year, and other factors. You will be notified ahead of time with the day and about the time we will be coming over. We always bring extra suits with us in the case you would like to "dive in the hives" with us. We are on a schedule, so our time is limited, but if needed, we can scheduled an extended session to go in more dept.
We take preventative action to prevent swarms, diseases, starvation. We expand equipment by adding or removing boxes in order to accommodate the seasonal variance in colony size. Routine updates will be sent to you after each visit, regarding the status of the hive, the strength of the colony, and any disease or issue that we may have found.
We harvest, bottle, and label your honey for you. We ensure that your honey remains separate. In the case of a low nectar flow or lack of forage, we always ensure you have a limited about of honey.
We do all of the above items with addition to the following:
We inspect on a more regular basis. We hold two classes every year for any employees who would be interested in learning about bees, one in doors and the other class is held out in the hives (limited seats available for this). We will have our in house artist work with you on your design for the bottom two "brood" boxes. We can work with you for placing your logo on your hive as well.
Have you ever dreamed of touring a honeybee apiary and getting to see the bees up close and personal? Now is your chance.
Family friendly event - ALL ages are welcome
Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: $50 per person
Bee suits, veil, gloves that you get to borrow. We keep anywhere from 100-200 hives on this property, and we will go through the hives and answer any questions that you have whether they are on a basic or an expert level. You will get to hold a frame of bees and use a spoon to eat a fresh piece of honeycomb off of the frame. We will go over the basics of beekeeping and so much more.
If the muscadines, apples, or pears are ripe, we will also show you the basics of caring for those plants.