Have you decided to start beekeeping? Find reliable supplies with these apiculture products.

  • 10-FRAME BASIC BEEKEEPING STARTER KIT, PAINTED

    Do you want to try beekeeping on a budget? This 10-Frame Basic Beekeeping Starter Kit is perfect for you! The fully assembled kit includes a hive body, 10 frames, gloves, a veil, a smoker, and more.

    The kit comes with:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled painted hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Painted telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled
    • Painted bottom board with reducer, assembled
    • 9½-inch hive tool
    • Pair of economy leather gloves (large, color may vary)
    • Alexander bee veil
    • Dome top smoker with guard
    • The New Starting Right with Bees informational booklet
    • Painted kits come with a painted bottom board

    Once your colony is established, you may need to add another brood chamber and honey supers for nectar flows. Additional heavy clothing is recommended for added protection.

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9513
  • 10-FRAME GARDEN HIVERY KIT

    With this beautiful Garden Hivery, your beekeeping grounds will enjoy increased pollination and an upscale look for your colony! The durable copper-colored aluminum protects your hive from the elements and also resists fingerprints.

    The kit includes:

    • Garden Hivery cover with inner cover
    • 9⅝-inch assembled 10-frame hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Assembled bottom board with entrance reducer

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9516
  • TOP BAR HIVE KIT, UNASSEMBLED

    An economical approach to top bar beekeeping, our new Top Bar Hive Kit will get you started! This hive is built from precision-milled pine and simple to assemble. The kit is easy on your back and on your wallet!

    It includes:

    • Follower board with feeding port
    • 28 top bars
    • Corrugated roof for ventilation

    It measures 33 3/8 inches by 51 13/16 inches by 30 7/8 inches

    Assembly required, includes nails and easy-to-follow instructions.

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9517
  • 100 PLANTS TO FEED THE BEES

    The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants — such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.

    Item: 8142
  • 10-FRAME COMPLETE HIVE KIT

    You can start a new colony with our 10-Frame Complete Hive Kit! This hive kit is fantastic for those who want to start beekeeping as a hobby and amateur beekeepers who want to expand their beeyard.

    The kit includes:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled hive body
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled
    • Bottom board with reducer, assembled

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9514
  • 10-FRAME COMPLETE HIVE KIT, PAINTED

    You can start a new colony with our 10-Frame Complete Hive Kit! This hive kit is fantastic for those who want to start beekeeping as a hobby and amateur beekeepers who want to expand their beeyard.

    The kit includes:

    • 9⅝-inch assembled hive body, painted
    • 10 9⅛-inch assembled frames with natural waxed Rite-Cell Foundation
    • Telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled and painted
    • Bottom board with reducer, assembled and painted

    FREE SHIPPING!

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9515
  • ADVANCED TOP BAR BEEKEEPING

    Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony collapse disorder poses a serious threat to many plants that rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems, enabling top bar beekeepers to produce honey and natural wax while helping bees thrive now and in the years ahead.

    Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping picks up where author Christy Hemenway’s The Thinking Beekeeper left off, providing a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers ready to take the next step with this economical, bee-friendly approach. Hemenway shares:

    • Guidance and techniques for the second season and beyond
    • An in-depth analysis of the dangers climate change and conventional agriculture present to pollinators
    • An inspiring vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and natural, chemical-free beekeeping

    While continuing to emphasize the intimate connection between our food system, bees, and the well-being of the planet, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping breaks new ground in the quest to shift the dominant agricultural paradigm away from chemical-laden, industrial monoculture and toward healthy, diverse local farming. See what all the buzz is about with this must-read guide for the new breed of thinking beekeeper.

    Item: 8165
  • BUILD YOUR OWN BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

    Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own! Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need, including hive bodies, supers, covers, hive stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more. You can choose among different hive styles, and many of the 35 projects can be made using hand tools.

    Item: 6730
  • HONEY BEE HOBBYIST

    Beekeeping isn't just for the professional farmer-bees can be kept in any situation, from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farmland. A comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide from Hobby Farm Press (the same folks who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazines), Honey Bee Hobbyist takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book includes entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, and serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!

    Item: 6983
  • KEEPING BEES IN HORIZONTAL HIVES

    Learn natural beekeeping from Europe's foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world's most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to get started in simplified beekeeping; choose the best hive model for you and your bees; manage your hives with just two visits per year; take advantage of horizontal hives and deep frames, and much more.

    Item: 8772
  • KEEPING BEES IN TOWNS AND CITIES

    Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees: how to select the perfect hive, how to buy bees, how to care for a colony, how to harvest honey, and what to do in the winter. Urban beekeeping has particular challenges and needs, and this book highlights the challenges and presents practices that are safe, legal and neighbor-friendly.

    The text is rounded out with profiles of urban beekeepers from all over the world, including public hives at the Maryland Center for Horticulture; beekeeping on an office balcony in Melbourne, Australia; and a poolside hive at a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Item: 6396
  • QUEENSPOTTING: MEET THE REMARKABLE QUEEN BEE

    At the center of every beehive is the queen been. Can you find her?

    This fun and informational book includes 48 search-and-find challenges that will improve any bee enthusiast’s queen spotting ability.

    Though she rarely leaves the hive, the queen bee’s days are marked by dramatic events, from battles for dominance in the virgin death match to aerial romance in a cloud of drones.

    Follow urban beekeeper and swarm catcher Hilary Kearney on a trip deep inside the golden, fragrant, buzzing hive for a vivid exploration of the queen bee’s fascinating life and domain.

    Take the queen spotting challenge! Can you find the Queen?

    Item: 9668
  • STOREY'S GUIDE TO KEEPING HONEY BEES

    Here is all the information you need to successfully keep your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, prevent new diseases, harvest honey crops and more. You’ll also find useful information on colony life, colony-collapse disorder, honey bee anatomy and behavior, and apiary equipment and tools. This comprehensive reference will serve both experienced beekeepers with specific problems and beginners who are just getting started.

    Item: 4659
  • SWARM ESSENTIALS

    Swarming is a powerful instinct, one that most successful beekeepers have encountered by their second year. Swarm Essentials outlines the ramifications of swarming behavior (highlighting the often overlooked benefits), proven management techniques, and how to recover and even prosper from a successful swarm attempt. Author Stephen J. Repasky's inaugural publication marks the latest addition to the Essentials series from Wicwas Press and is an excellent read for any beekeeper who hopes to make it past their first year.

    Item: 8052
  • THE BEEKEEPER'S BIBLE

    Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, The Beekeeper's Bible will provide any backyard enthusiast or gardener with the confidence to dive into beekeeping (or simply daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).

    Item: 6816
  • THE BENEVOLENT BEE

    A honeybee hive produces much more than honey; it also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. And humans have found uses for all these products. The Benevolent Bee will describe how and why the bees make these products, how they've been used by humans throughout the ages, and how beekeepers harvest the products. It will also present simple do-it yourself recipes for using the products in health and wellness, body care, nutrition, and craft. Beekeeper, herbalist, and artist Stephanie Bruneau explores six amazing products of the honeybee hive--honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. Learn how to make a salve for burns and a cough syrup from raw honey; how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a mouthwash from propolis, the anti-bacterial "bee glue" that lines the inside of the hive; and much more.

    Item: 8566
  • THE HONEY CONNOISSEUR

    From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat.

    Like wine, cheese, coffee and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers capitalize on the trend. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select and use a diverse selection of honey.

    After a brief explanation of how bees produce honey, the authors introduce the concept of terroir, the notion that soil, weather and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. As with wines, knowing the terroir of a honey varietal helps to inform an understanding of its flavor.

    The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions on how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors will pair best with it. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, beverages and quick-and-easy desserts.

    Beautifully illustrated and designed, The Honey Connoisseur is the perfect book for foodies and locavores alike.

    Item: 6731
  • THE THINKING BEEKEEPER

    What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box.

    The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include:

    • simplicity, sustainability and cost-effectiveness
    • increased safety, because of less heavy lifting and hive manipulation
    • chemical-free colonies and healthy hives

    Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives because of their small footprint. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years.

    Item: 6193
  • TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE

    Turn This Book into a Beehive! teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. The fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage their imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. By following a few simple steps (including removing the book’s cover and taping it together), readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. This book lets kids make a difference in the world: Building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.

    Item: 9248

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