Are you looking for the absolutely best beekeeper gifts around? 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. These bee gifts are sure to please any lover of beekeeping – and you will be a hero.
Top Gifts for Hobby Beekeepers
Do you want to get your beekeeping honey something special? Maybe mom or dad, your friend or neighbor?
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I’ve put together a list of top bee themed gifts and beekeeper must haves that are sure to BEE a delight!
Presents for Beekeepers Can Be Practical
Beekeepers seem to have an obsession with all things bee. Due to the current popularity of honey bees, finding something nice and useful should be quite easy to do.
Popular choices include resources to learn more about our hives or ways to use hive products! We are always striving to understand our bees better.
The Beekeeper’s Bible is a one volume encyclopedia of beekeeping terms and tips that will enlighten even the most experienced beekeeper.
The Beekeeper’s Handbook is a popular beginners book with many useful diagrams. Buzz into Beekeeping (written by your’s truly) is the result of teaching new beekeepers for over 12 years.
Beekeeping Books for Experienced Beeks
Have some experience beekeeper’s in your circle. These options are great for someone who is past their first year of beekeeping. Though ambitious beginners will enjoy them too!
Sweet Beekeeper Gifts for the Newbies
New beekeepers are often called “newbies” or “newbees”. I’m not sure if they like that or not but no one ever seems to mind. Starting your first hives is an exciting time. However, with everything that is needed – the investment can be quite a bit.
Here are some items that a new beekeeper would truly enjoy but might not be on a basic list. You will be the gift-giving Super hero if you choose one of these.
Apimaye hives are gaining popularity in the US. Boasting six times the insulation value of wooden hives, they are designed to help colonies in colder environments.
The 5 frame nuc is one of the most under-utilized types of hives in the bee yard. This small half-size box is great for new package bees or captured swarms. Everyone beekeeper needs at least one nuc.
For the person who wants to create a designer look in their apiary, a garden top hive cover is an elegant beekeeper gift.
Stocking Stuffer Beekeeper Gifts
Sometimes, you need a small little something to place in a stocking or share with a causal friend. Luckily beekeeping has many little tools and gadgets that can be fun to use as well as useful!
Give these items some consideration when you need to choose a meaningful bee gift for an enthusiastic beekeeper.
The hive tool is a standard piece of beekeeper equipment. Why? Because beekeepers are prying open hive parts and scrapping beeswax. This tool is a multi-purpose must have!
Learning how to light a bee smoker and keep it lit can be a trying situation. Having some quick start smoker pellets can make the job much easier.
Some beekeepers worry about harming the queen bee when handling her. This queen catcher makes the job much easier.
Frame grips are often not included in a beekeeping kit. Or if they are, they are the little ones that can be difficult to use. This wider gripper is much easier to use during hive inspections.
UniPosca is definitely the favorite queen marking pens used by beekeepers. A different color is used for each year – this helps the beekeeper know the age of the queen bee.
Beekeepers must monitor various pests that can interfere with their colonies. This simple container is very helping when measuring varroa mite infestations.
Complete Starter Beehive Gift
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.
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.
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.
The Beekeeper Gift Idea for Creative Fun
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).
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!
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.
Beekeeping Gifts for Him
Men love honey bee items too. Here are some simple ideas he will be pleased to receive.
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.
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 ideas above. That would really make a nice basket, don’t you think? And remember, bee gifts are not just for beekeepers.
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.
Need a gift for a non beekeeper? No problem. I have a great list in another post that is full of wonderful “things for bee lovers“. And for the honey lover on your list ? Yes, I have that covered too – Sweet Honey Gifts for Everyone.