Beekeeping Services 2020

Beekeeper Services

Whether you are a first year beekeeping or have been keeping bees for several years, I am here to help. I am available for on-site teaching and instructions. This will fall under fieldwork. Whether you need help or advice about mite treatments, brood health, or even just help learning the best way to inspect a hive, I am here to help. My rate is $35 an hour for on site services.

Inspections

I am not a state apiary inspector. If you wish for an state inspector to examine your hive, please contact the state apiary inspector:
Kim Skyrm, Ph.D.
Chief Apiary Inspector/Apiary Program Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA  02114
email: Kim.Skyrm@state.ma.us
 

Bee Talks

Part of the educational aspect of Little Beehive Farm is to educate people about our agricultural systems and how it relates to us as individuals and to the honeybees and all pollinators. This is accomplished by giving talks to various civic and town groups.

My talk is about 90 minutes long and covers everything from colony collapse & varroa mites, to what is like to be a beekeeper, all about the honeybees and what you can do as an individual to help them.

 

Rates

My standard rate for groups is $300. This is negotiable depending on the size of your group and the location. As well all kids talks are free. I welcome kid groups to come to the farm during the growing season.

Honey Show Judging Presentation

 Here is my presentation done to the NCBA back in 2012. It gives you a good idea of what it takes to enter a honey show. HONEY PRESENTATION

Fall and Winter Prep

Fall and Winter Preparation NCBA October 1, 2018.  FALL WINTER PREP

Mead Making Presentation

Mead Making Presentation January 6, 2020.  MEAD MAKING PRESENTATION