The initial consultation, occurring preferably between January - April, will cover a number of issues including:

  1. Determining your needs and specific interests in keeping bees
  2. Describing the realities of keeping bees on your property including:
    • legal protocol;
    • location of hive(s) with respect to forage, water, neighbors, setbacks, etc.;
    • likely outcomes in terms of survivorship and honey production
    • seasonality of bee biology and schedule of services
    • Potential disliases and pests; procedures for honey harvests;
    • Continued hive maintenance
  3. Discussing options for hives, equipment, bees, services to be provided, and pricing

Note: There is a $100 consultation fee which will be credited to you if a year-long service agreement is pursued.