Beehive Rentals: Beekeeping is a rewarding and fun way to interact with the environment and involve your family and community. The logistics and acquired skills though to keep bees alive is not simple. Having a place to safely store equipment and the time to maintain hives year around is a daunting responsibility. While every beekeeper undoubtedly has good intentions, many novice beekeepers lose their bees over winter.
That's where our bee hive and beekeeper rentals may make sense for some people. Let our 22 years of beekeeping experience do the work for you at your home, garden or hobby farm setting.
Rental Service Includes: We supply and maintain any number of healthy hives of honeybees. This includes one each deep and medium of brood and bees and any medium honey supers they fill. Should the queen fail or swarm we will replace her with a new queen.
Our experienced beekeepers will service the hives and harvest the honey crop in late summer.
The typical rental season is early May until mid September when the hives are moved to our farm and eventually Texas for winter.
Assuming a honey crop is made and that varies from 40-100 plus pounds each season per hive in Central MN. We will harvest and bottle the honey for you up to 60 pounds.
Additional surcharges may apply for bottling larger harvests above that amount per hive. Also custom packaging that includes jar type and labeling of your bottled honey crop is available inquire with us for prices.
A location for the hives approved by Ames Farm.
Permit if required by a local government
Call or email us to discuss your specific needs M-F 952.955.3348 or use our contact us form