Gifts for beekeepers
When you think about gifts for bee lovers, a beekeeper might be the first thing to come to mind.
Just like the bees, beekeepers spend their time trying to make the world around them healthy and beautiful. It’s no secret that the bee population had a steep decline because of colony collapse disorder. The causes are complex, including but not limited to the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, habitat loss, and stressful migratory-beekeeping practices. Concerned citizens and local beekeepers have rallied together to remove some of these issues prohibiting healthy bee populations.
This list of gifts for bee lovers help us celebrate their work and make their lives a little easier.
Probably one of the best ways you can support beekeepers is to donate your time. There are many things to do at an apiary and sometimes a little help can go a long way. Stopping by to visit your local beekeepers is a great way to show support and appreciation. They often love to answer questions and teach others, so if you have questions feel free to ask!
Help Promote Bee Products
Another way to support your local beekeepers is to help promote their bee products. Whether sharing with your friends, or interacting with their business Facebook posts, helping promote their local products is a great way to get the word out about their business.
A Beekeeping Magazine Subscription
This magazine covers all aspects of beekeeping information for both hobbyist and professional. Practical, scientific and industry news of honey handling, colony management and the latest in scientific research. It’s a perfect gift for any experience level.
Another funny beekeeper shirt that I personally think all beekeepers should wear for the sake of public safety!
Frame perches help beekeepers inspect or set aside a frame easier. It’s a great gift to help make their job just a little easier.
If you still need more gift inspiration for your favorite beekeeper, then check out this post about supporting local beekeepers.
Gifts for Bee Lovers
You don’t have to be a beekeeper to enjoy these fun bee-themed gifts!
2020 Calendar for Bee Lovers
This calendar is a passion project that helps support local beekeepers and bees. It features my favorite bee photography from throughout the year and bee facts about honey bees and native bees.
Each month will feature the bees or bee product to showcase all the fascinating benefits bees have to offer.
The calendar also includes a planting guide for the best plants for pollinators and when those flowers are in bloom.
Bee photography is another favorite on the list of gifts for bee lovers. These photos are affordable and easy to download for all your favorite bee themed projects or gifts.
Seeds for bee friendly crops or plants, such as clover, lavender, herbs and wildflowers are all great gift ideas that not only help the bees, but also the bee lovers! These herbs and flowers will attract bees to the yard to help pollinate other produce.
You can find various starter kits online for a reasonable price. I’ve linked to an example that includes a bee suite, gloves, a beehive, Stainless steel American-style smoker, Beekeeping brush, Stainless steel J-Hook hive tool, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping book and 16oz of 100% pure Tung Oil
Honey Bee Gifts
Honey bees give us the BEST gifts! Ask your local beekeeper about propolis, bee pollen and real local honey. The benefits of these bee products are almost un-bee-lievable, until you experience them for yourself. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, birthdays, or some other special occasion, these edible gifts are always a winner. This is a great to support your local beekeeper and support the health of your loved ones.
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