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BEEKEEPER GIFTS – Bee Gifts that Are Sweet as Honey!

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Beekeeper Gifts – a Master Beekeeper’s TOP PICKS!

If you’re looking for beekeeper gifts, I’ve got a list that’s sweet as liquid gold!  If you are not a beekeeper, it’s hard to know what to buy! And no one wants to waste their money and not get a good gift.

honey bee cartoon with gifts

I’ve put together a list of top bee themed gifts and beekeeper must haves that are sure to BEE a delight! 

Do you want to get your beekeeping honey something special? Maybe mom or dad, your friend or neighbor? 

Need a gift for a non beekeeper? No problem. I have a great list in another post that is full of wonderful “bee things” that are not directly related to being a beekeeper.   Check it Out.

Presents for Beekeepers Aren’t Hard to Find

Beekeepers seem to have an obsession with all things bee, am I right? But if you are not into the hobby of keeping bees, how do you know what to buy?

Beekeeper Resources Great Gift Ideas

Beekeeping For DummiesBeekeeping For DummiesBeekeeping For Dummies

 

Beekeeping for Dummies is a great book for any beekeeper’s shelf. It is considered one of the must have books for new beekeepers because it’s loaded with information in an easy to understand format. I find myself referring back to it after years in the hobby.

Beekeeping Books for Experienced Beeks

These options are great for someone who is past their first year of beekeeping. Though ambitious beginners will enjoy them too!

The Beekeeper's Problem SolverThe Beekeeper’s Problem SolverThe Beekeeper's Problem SolverHoneybee DemocracyHoneybee DemocracyHoneybee DemocracyBuilding Beehives For DummiesBuilding Beehives For DummiesBuilding Beehives For Dummies

 


cartoon bee with gift - beekeeper gifts

Beekeeper Gifts for the New Beekeeper

Knowledge is power and that’s what the Beekeeping Bible provides, all sorts of knowledge about all things Bee! 

This book goes beyond beekeeping strategies. It also has recipes and craft ideas about things you can do with your hive products.

Your Beekeeping Journal - A Guide For Beekeepers: Because Beekeeping Is A JourneyYour Beekeeping Journal – A Guide For Beekeepers: Because Beekeeping Is A JourneyYour Beekeeping Journal - A Guide For Beekeepers: Because Beekeeping Is A Journey

 

Beekeeper’s Journal for Notes and Records – Every beekeeper needs a journal to take notes about hive conditions. But, what are you supposed to note down anyway?  This guide will tell you.


The Beekeeper Gift That’s a MUST-HAVE!

KINGLAKE Steel J Hook ToolKINGLAKE Steel J Hook ToolKINGLAKE Steel J Hook Tool

 

This hive tool is a standard piece of beekeeper equipment. In fact, every beekeeper needs a “hive tool” .

Why? Because this tool is a mini crow bar and multi-fuction tool for beekeepers. Beekeepers are prying open hive frames and scrapping beeswax and this tool is a multi-purpose must have!

You want to have one with a good hook on the end, like this one has here. I have several and some of the cheaper versions do not have a good curve in the hook.

And, as we get older and have more problems with hand grip, the hive tools are even more helpful.


Beekeeping Gift Ideas for BEE-Ginners

Maybe you’ve got an aspiring beekeeper on your gift list this year? Getting starting in the hobby can be rather expensive.

Any new beekeeper would love getting a full hive set up. One of these hive kits might be just what you need.

Basic Beekeeping Starter Kit, Completely Assembled, Painted, Made In The USABasic Beekeeping Starter Kit, Completely Assembled, Painted, Made In The USABasic Beekeeping Starter Kit, Completely Assembled, Painted, Made In The USA

 

These are perfect for those considering becoming a beekeeper, I personally prefer anything built here in the USA and Mann Lake is known for being a good beekeeping brand.

They are one of my “go-to” bee suppliers and I have never been disappointed when my items arrived. This basic unit is a starter hive – perfect for the true beginner.


Beautify Their Hive with This!

Mann Lake 10-Frame Garden Hive CoverMann Lake 10-Frame Garden Hive CoverMann Lake 10-Frame Garden Hive Cover

 

This beauty makes a great gift for any beekeeper. It’s an accent piece that will make their beekeeping area more attractive.

This is a great example of something someone might want to have but wont splurge on himself.

This topper is made with copper colored anodized aluminum, it’s made to withstand the elements of outdoors nicely.  It fits on top of the hive to make it more eye appealing for all angles.


Every Beekeeper Appreciates An Extra One Of These!

Cotton Beekeeper Pullover JacketCotton Beekeeper Pullover JacketCotton Beekeeper Pullover Jacket

 

It’s super helpful to have an extra suit and veil because what if you want to keep one in the car? I like having a heavy duty suit and then a economical version too.

What if friends and family want to check out your little bee farm? They definitely want protection too, they probably won’t bring their own – they’ll expect the beekeeper to have a suit on hand, if they even think about it at all.

This is an inexpensive extra to have around and they’ll appreciate the gift idea, I promise (I know I would!). You can’t have too many of these suits around when people want to come “see the bees”. Order a larger size than you normally would.


Marking Queens Fast & Easy!

Mann Lake One Handed Catcher, QueenMann Lake One Handed Catcher, QueenMann Lake One Handed Catcher, Queen

 

This one-handed queen catcher makes marking the queen bee easy and it keeps you from putting too much pressure on her.

Nice thing about this one is it’s small enough to fit in your pocket.  It’s durable and light weight.

It makes marking queens fast and easy – on a hot day, beekeepers appreciate things that make their job faster.


Beekeeper Gifts For Those With Experience

Perhaps the beekeeper in your life is not new to the hobby. You may feel that someone who has been keeping bees for several years already has everything they need. Not so !!

The hobby of beekeeping is home to a plethora of gadgets. As an experienced beekeeper, I know I LOVE getting new bee things. 

Metal Tool Box /Wooden HandleMetal Tool Box /Wooden HandleMetal Tool Box /Wooden HandleStainless Steel Beehive Frame PerchStainless Steel Beehive Frame PerchStainless Steel Beehive Frame PerchHoney Refractometer to Measure Honey MoistureHoney Refractometer to Measure Honey MoistureHoney Refractometer to Measure Honey Moisture

 


The Beekeeper Gift Idea for Creative Fun

Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the HiveBeeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the HiveBeeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive

 

This is the best book for a beekeeper because it gives you really great uses for leftover beeswax. 

I’ve personally made my own beeswax gifts and I know first hand how exciting it is to create products out of your very own beeswax.

This book has really easy to follow instructions and tidbits of information that will leave you wishing you had a lot more leftover beeswax! 

Everyone who has this book, loves it, because it’s a very valuable resource for a beekeeper (or anyone who wants to make beeswax products).


Gifts to Help Bring in the Harvest

Mann Lake- Stainless Steel Double SieveMann Lake- Stainless Steel Double SieveMann Lake- Stainless Steel Double Sieve

 

“Oh Honey, I Love Honey Extracting Gifts!”  A new honey strainer or some some special harvest bottles always make good beekeeper gifts. 

The Mann Lake honey extractor is sure to make any beekeeper with just a couple of hives swoon. It will last for years and years.


Bring on the Bee Themed Gift Ideas!

Okay, Okay, I’ve showed you some Beekeeping gifts that are very awesome but I know they’re also very utilitarian too, sometimes you want something sentimental or sweet right?

Below I’ve got some more gifts for Beekeepers but they’re just cool bee themed ideas that I know they will love.


Beekeeping Barbie, I Have One!

Barbie Beekeeper Playset, BlondeBarbie Beekeeper Playset, BlondeBarbie Beekeeper Playset, Blonde

 

No, I don’t think your beekeeper friend is a child but this thing really is a super cute beekeeping gift idea- I know because I love mine!

This is a little beekeeping themed gift idea makes them feel like, “awww you get me!”

It’s a good gift for a new beekeeper, small enough to slip in their stocking at Christmas time. It’s silly but sweet as honey. It’s going to put a big smile on their face.

Beekeeping Gifts for Her

You could say that bee is favorite decor theme around the house… and since my husband likes to keep his honey happy, he lets me decorate in my own style.

Flat and Terry Printed Dish Towel Set , 100-Percent Cotton, 18 x 28-inch (Bee)Flat and Terry Printed Dish Towel Set , 100-Percent Cotton, 18 x 28-inch (Bee)Flat and Terry Printed Dish Towel Set , 100-Percent Cotton, 18 x 28-inch (Bee)4 Piece Bee Happy Kitchen Set - 2 Terry Towels, Oven Mitt, Potholder4 Piece Bee Happy Kitchen Set – 2 Terry Towels, Oven Mitt, Potholder4 Piece Bee Happy Kitchen Set - 2 Terry Towels, Oven Mitt, PotholderHoney Bee Rustic Textured Word Design Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-ColorHoney Bee Rustic Textured Word Design Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-ColorHoney Bee Rustic Textured Word Design Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-Color

 


Funny Gift Ideas for Beekeepers

This section of the gift guide for beekeepers because sometimes we just want something fun.

My office is loaded with BEE-Yond awesome bee themed gifts that people have given me over the years and I cherish them!  

I have many of these items myself. I love to shop on Amazon because I can do so from my couch and I have prime.

However, you can find some of these items elsewhere. I am just trying to get you started thinking bee. From there, let your imagination go wild.

Honey Bee Rustic Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-ColorHoney Bee Rustic Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-ColorHoney Bee Rustic Canvas Wall Art, 24 x 30, Multi-ColorTrust Me Mug - I Am A Beekeeper -Never WrongTrust Me Mug – I Am A Beekeeper -Never WrongTrust Me Mug - I Am A Beekeeper -Never WrongFunny Beekeeper Coffee Mug- Try to Keep UpFunny Beekeeper Coffee Mug- Try to Keep UpFunny Beekeeper Coffee Mug- Try to Keep UpThe Bee Whisperer  T-Shirt-(Adult,2XL) BlackThe Bee Whisperer T-Shirt-(Adult,2XL) BlackThe Bee Whisperer  T-Shirt-(Adult,2XL) BlackQueen Bee with Crown -Funny Bee T-ShirtQueen Bee with Crown -Funny Bee T-ShirtQueen Bee with Crown -Funny Bee T-ShirtPLAYMOBIL 6573 Beekeeper with Hive, MulticolorPLAYMOBIL 6573 Beekeeper with Hive, MulticolorPLAYMOBIL 6573 Beekeeper with Hive, MulticolorCell Phone Purse-Women  Bag with Adjustable Strap - BeeCell Phone Purse-Women Bag with Adjustable Strap – BeeCell Phone Purse-Women  Bag with Adjustable Strap - BeeSimply Said, INC Small Talk Sign 5.25Simply Said, INC Small Talk Sign 5.25Simply Said, INC Small Talk Sign 5.25BUZZED BEE STEMLESS WINE GLASS, 4 1/2BUZZED BEE STEMLESS WINE GLASS, 4 1/2BUZZED BEE STEMLESS WINE GLASS, 4 1/2Honey Bee Keychain- The Bee WhispererHoney Bee Keychain- The Bee WhispererHoney Bee Keychain- The Bee WhispererBee Crossing Metal Sign for bee yard or gardenBee Crossing Metal Sign for bee yard or gardenBee Crossing Metal Sign for bee yard or garden

 


Consider Building Your Own Beekeeping Gift Basket!

An idea for you would be to grab a few of these items and put them in a gift basket for your beekeeping friend or family member. 

A few small beekeeping tools, a book and maybe some of the bee-themed gifts I give below would really make a nice basket, don’t you think? 

And remember, beekeeping gifts are not just for beekeepers.

It is common to worry that you will buy something that your beekeeper does not want. While that is a legitimate concern, we love getting something new sometimes.

You might buy a hat style or type of tool that the beekeepers would not think to ask for. However, they might be thrilled to try it out!

Okay, I have given you lot’s of ideas. It’s time to get your gift-giving up to speed. These beekeeper gifts with make some happy beekeeper friends no matter what the occasion.

More Great Bee Themed Gift Ideas to Consider:

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4 Comments

  1. I love this gift list. Thank you for posting.

  2. Anna Duncan says:

    Thank you. This has been helpful for ME as a wanna bee.

  3. Thank You. Maybe someone will give you some of the for Christmas. Or, you may just have to gift yourself !

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