Gifts for Beekeepers That They Will LOVE!
Shopping can be fun – shopping for someone else…. eh.. not always so much fun. If you know someone in love with beekeeping, you are in luck. Here are some neat gifts for beekeepers that are sure to get them buzzing.
Fortunately, beekeeping is a hobby that has a lot of gadgets to buy.
But, it can still be quite a difficult task. Especially if you are not a beekeeper and have no idea what they may want or need.
Finding the best gifts for beekeepers is not just a task for the holidays. Beekeeper’s have birthdays and other occasions when a thoughtful gift is appreciated.
Best Gifts For Beekeepers – Beginners
For the new “wanna-bee”:
If your bee crazy friend doesn’t have equipment yet or doesn’t have all he/she wants. One of the best beekeeping gifts is a hive kit.
Not just any beekeeping kit makes a Good Gift
One that contains good quality basic items that a beginner really needs. There are many beehive kits for sale online and in stores.
Some of them contain really cheap quality products and weird things that will never be used.
I like this Mann Lake kit Bee Hive Kit. It is the standard 10 frame hive body. The new beekeeper can choose which size boxes to use for expansion. All the basic tools needed to begin are included. Ready for bees!
I think this make a great gift for beekeepers because it is practical. It contains the basic items needed without a lot of cute fluff -that is not really needed in the beginning.
There are many different hive styles to try and enjoy but this one is the most common style used by new beekeepers.
By staying with standard equipment, there is less chance of buying something they don’t want. Be cautious of buying new hive styles unless you know your beekeeper friend wants to try that style.
These Tools Make Great Gifts for Beekeepers
Beekeeping is more fun with a friend. I have a couple of these easy fold veils to take with me when I visit a friends bee yard.
If you want to ensure you have chosen the best gift for a beekeeper that will last for a while and get lots of use, consider a new beekeeping tool.
I think I have 5 hive tools and still have trouble finding one when I need it. I have 3 smokers and wish I had a new one right now!
Over time soot builds up around the lid and they need to be cleaned. (You know? One of those tasks you put off as long as possible.)
So yes a new smoker is the bomb! The beekeeper in your life will surely smile over receiving a clean new tool.
Another great idea – buy a hive carrier. This type of item is not something every beekeeper wants to invest in but mine sure does come in handy.
Best Gift For Beekeepers – Good Protective Wear
Just because someone is a beekeeper, that doesn’t mean they like getting stung. Personally, I could have a great time enjoying the honey bees without the potential of getting stung.
Alas, stings go with the hobby but you can greatly reduces their number by using protective gear.
The new experienced beekeeper in your life will love this Ultra Breeze Beekeeping Jacket.
I have had mine for 10 years!!!! It still works great.
(pssst – if you see Santa, tell him I wouldn’t mind another one either…)
Taking The Sting Out of Beekeeping – Somewhat
One of the major fears for beginner beekeepers is getting stung. I don’t like it either to be honest with you – as I just said. We have accept this risk as a part of beekeeping.
And, over time we learn how to avoid getting stung during most inspections. But for those of us who want to avoid stings or get quick relief – these are my top picks for the best gifts for beekeepers.
Best Beekeeping Gifts to Show Off Your Skills
Those of us immersed in the beekeeping culture can name countless items we would love to have.
Beekeeping is a true obsession folks. You really must experience it firsthand to understand.
We beekeepers are super heroes you know. I mean seriously, the everyday citizen can not manage a wooden box with 60,000 stinging insects inside!
Bee Proud and show off your beekeeping skills!
Best Gifts for Beekeepers to Inspire
The beekeeping industry constantly creates new tools that are “must haves” for the knowledgeable beekeeper.
Once the basic components of bee management are mastered, we love to try new things in our bee yards.
If you are unfamiliar with “bee culture”, you may need a little direction down the gift giving path. You are in luck – read on.
We beekeepers spend years and years trying to understand why bees do what they do! This book by Dr. Seeley explores the hive as a single organism. The bees do have a reason for what they do – even when we do not understand why.
Not a “how-to”book. This books takes you deeper into the world of the bee. One of the best beekeeping gifts for the experienced beekeeper that needs no more equipment. A great read for those winter months that keep us out of the hive.
Beekeeping is A Hot Topic !
Being a beekeeper has increased greatly in popularity. This has resulted in many bee related products on the market. Chances are that you will one day need to consider some gifts for beekeepers.
Well, sit back, relax and get your pencil ready. I am going to wrap this post up with some wonderful “beeish” gift giving ideas sure to please any “bee-lover”.
Did you wait until the last minute ? Oh no!! Never fear – you can purchase my online beekeeping classes.
Your friend can enjoy learning about bees online – anytime. One of the best beekeeping gifts is the gift of knowledge. SPECIAL COMBO DEAL !!
Also, products from the hive such as beeswax candles or homemade soap are enjoyed by beekeepers of all levels. These can be given alone or in combination with other items.
Occasionally I sell candles in my Etsy Store.
There are hundreds of items available to make a special occasion even better for your beekeeping friends! Whether you are shopping for Christmas, a Birthday, Graduation or other occasion, you can make a great choice choosing gifts for beekeepers.
We really aren’t hard to please and enjoy almost anything “beeish”.
Check out my other Beekeeper Gift Guides
- Beekeeper Gifts Sweet as Honey
- Bee Gifts for Bee Lovers – Not Necessarily Beekeepers
- Gifts for Beekeepers – Many I Own