We start with one hive and go up to 5 depending on area and time of year
People have been asking for years for a fixed price program where we will bring the bees into your yard and have a fixed monthly fee so here we go!
Within 15 miles of Santa Barbara– $110 a month on autopay – Prepay for the year by check and chose either a $10 a month discount or get a second case of honey
Over 15 miles price depends on drive time. Paying yearly is our preferred payment as it makes everything easier and saves us on credit card fees.
All new foster parents will need to prepay for the year.
As a live bee removal company our main goal is to rescue honey bee colony’s that would have otherwise been exterminated.
Throughout the year we accumulate rescue colonies and we are always looking for new safe environments for our bees while we restore good health in the hive. With the foster program we will be able to place these hives around Santa Barbara county. These bees will act as a canary in the coal mine and let us know about the health of the area as well as pollinate nearby flowers.
The program includes:
- Routine hive inspections at an average of 12 visits per year.
- All required equipment such as hive boxes, frames, feeders, etc.
- Build a stand and place a swarm trap
- Pest management
- 1 case of honey in the fall in good years
Fancy hives are available at additional cost.
Does not include honey processing over 1 case, 1 on 1 lesson, extra visits over 1 per month, our hive checks will be at our convenience and are very difficult for us to schedule in advance during the busy season.