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Honey Bees - For Rent


RENT-A-HIVE

Want the benefits of having bees without the commitment?

 

Want to know the approximate cost to begin Beekeeping? Feel free to read Cost of Beekeeping.

 

Tennessee's Honey Bees offers the Rent-a-Hive Program. This program is great for backyard gardens, farms, CSAs, orchards, and community gardens. The bees will pollinate and increase yields, and all without you having to do anything with them. We will set out the hives, maintain them monthly, and pick them up after the season is done.

 

Renting bees gives you the benefits of having bees on your property without the hassle. You don’t have to deal with the expense of purchasing equipment, maintaining the hives all season, and then wondering what to do with them for the winter. In our harsh climate, it is hard to over winter bees. Often, they don’t make it through. Then you have to purchase new bees again in the spring.

 

We will deliver and set up hive(s) at your location. Bees will be on your property for the whole growing season. They will be dropped off first part of May. Customer can request later drop off, but the price remains the same. Hives will be picked up first part of September. Customer can request early pickup.

 

Hives will be inspected by us monthly, unless a problem or concern arises sooner. Customer does not need to do anything with the hive(s) throughout the season. If interested, you can observe and ask questions while we are doing our monthly checkup. Protective gear is advised.

 

At season’s end, customer will receive 3 lbs. (1 quart) of honey per hive and/or 1 1/2 lbs. (1 pint) per Nucleus Hive.

 

If interested in the Rent-a-Hive Program, we will need to set up a time to come to your property to discuss the best location for hive(s) before we can deliver bees.

 

Tennessee's Honey Bees and customer will sign a contract covering dates, services, and fees. Contract needs to be signed and fees collected before delivery of hives to your property.

 

Click here to print or review the Rent-a-Hive Agreement.


Rent-a-Hive Program Costs

Hive Rental
*This fee covers the monthly inspections we will provide.

Single-deep hive with w/ Medium supers.

Each hive will have a bottom board.

((1) Single-deep hive – $125 per hive = $125.00
(2) Single-deep hives – $120 per hive = $240.00
(3) Single-deep hives – $110 per hive = $330.00
(4) Single-deep hives – $100 per hive = $400.00
(5-10) Single-deep hive an additional $100.00 per hive

*** For the person with a smaller area ***

5 frame Nucleus Hive Single Deep w/ deep Super

(1) Nucleus Hive - $100.00 per hive = $100.00
(2) Nucleus Hive - $90.00 per hive = $180.00
(3) Nucleus Hive - $80.00 per hive = $240.00
(4) Nucleus Hive - $70.00 per hive = $310.00
(5-10) Nucleus hive an additional $65.00 per Nuc


The hives can all be placed together or set in different locations on your property.

Delivery Fee

*Based upon distance from our location in Harrison, Tennessee (zip code 37341)
*This fee covers us delivering hive(s) to your property in May and picking them up again in August.

10 Frame Hives:

*1-5 hives (Set up on bottom boards)
$100.00 set-up fee + $1.00 per mile (round-trip)

 

*6-10 hives (Set up on bottom boards)
$180.00 set-up fee + $1.00 per mile (round-trip)

5 Frame Nucleus Hives (Nucs)

*1-5 Nucleus Hives (Set up)
$75.00 set-up fee + $1.00 per mile (round-trip)

 

*6-10 Nucleus Hives (Set up)
$140.00 set-up fee + $1.00 per mile (round-trip)

 

How many Hives / Nucs do I need?

 

More pollinators give you higher yields. The following are general guidelines.

 

Home Garden –1-2 hives per acre


Berries, Orchards, Intensive Gardening (CSAs and community gardens), Field Crops –2-3 hives per acre.

 


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Content

3lb Packages
include a
Caged & Mated
Queen Bee


Tennessee's Honey Bees