Gift Guide for Beekeepers
Someone you know is a beekeeper. A special “gift giving” occasion approaches and you want to get your : husband, wife, child, grandchild, friend etc. something really special. They do seem to have an obsession with beekeeping. A bee related gift would be awesome. Alas, you have no idea where to start. That is where I can help you. My gift guide for beekeepers is a compilation of my favorite “bee things” and includes some guidelines on what to buy for the beginner beekeeper or the experienced beekeeper.
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Gift Guide for Beekeepers Who Are Beginners
A new beekeeper is filled with excitement and wonder. Everything and anything “beeish” is very interesting to the new beekeeper. They want to learn everything about honey bees. In a few years, they will realize that they will never know it all. Good beekeepers continue to learn over the years. These items are designed to increase the beekeepers knowledge. Also, this gift guide for beginning beekeepers showcases some basic tools. (This is also a great gift guide for someone who wants to become a beekeeper but does not have bees yet.)
Beekeeping For Dummies – One of the most popular first books for beekeepersJ-Hook Bee Hive Tool- My favorite type of tool. Choose one with a good hook.Beekeeping Jacket – White – Fencing Veil – A good step up from a veilHive Kit – This is a medium “super” find out what size your beekeeper prefers.The Beekeeper’s Journal: Keep good notes,- benefit your beekeeper experienceInexpensive “extra” bee veil for visiters who want to “see the bees”Mann Lake Queen Catcher, Makes marking queens easier for beginnersQueen bee marking pen set posca – My favorite queen pens – lasts for yearsBee Keeper with Honey – OK this is a cute toy. I have one ! Bee Madness continues with this bee toy or display pieceMann Lake – “Spruce up” their bee hive with a decorative Copper Garden Top. Special design adds beauty.Support Beekeeper – Natural Canvas Tote Bag, Beekeepers love bee stuff – I never have too many bee bagsComplete Painted Hive Kit, Assembled, Made In The USA – I love Mann Lake Quality
A Gift Guide For Beekeepers 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. In this gift guide for beekeepers, you will find tools, and educational materials that will help advance beekeeping skills. Here are some starter ideas for you.
Honey Strainer Double Sieve Stainless Steel – For honey harvestingBee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel with Heat Shield Beekeeping EquipmentAmerican Bee Journal – I love this . Best magazine for experience beekeepersMann Lake Strap for Nuc Box, Great for bringing swarms home.Queen Rearing Essentials – Mr Conner gives us a superb book on raising queensMann Lake Complete Queen Rearing Kit – A great tool for new queen breeders.Swarm Commander Lure 2oz Bottle – My favorite swarm lure used to catch bees.The Beekeeper’s Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other – So much InfoHow to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, – Great recipesMann Lake HH160 Stainless Steel 6/3-Frame Hand Crank Extractor without LegsGlass jars for the special honey harvest – a beekeepers delight – 12 pk10-Frame Assembled Painted Honey Super Kit, Wood Frames, Made in the USA
Bee Gifts for Everyone – Fun & Funky
This section of the gift guide for beekeepers celebrates the bee novelty. Sometimes we just want something fun. Trust me, bee folks love to get bee themed gifts. 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.
Bee Crossing SignBee ReplicaBee Cushion CoverBeehive Cake PanRaised Design Bee MugHoneybees At WorkHoney Bee Tree – GameCoir Fibre Bee DoormatAnimal/Bee SocksBees Sterling NecklaceBee Embroidered CapMens Keep Calm BeesSolar String Bee LightsFlying Honeybees Bee – Vinyl DecalHoneyBee Heart 6 inch Sticker decalBee Culture
There you have it. My gift guide for beekeepers contains something for everyone who loves bees. I hope you will find it to be useful.