Many beekeepers dedicate their time and attention to their bees without receiving any reward from them in return. You may have cried if you were asked to select “gifts for beekeepers” when an exchange of gifts.
What’s a holiday-shopping shopper to do? Look through this list of bee-related gifts and bring smiles to your beekeeper’s smile.
1. Pesticide-Free Plants & A Day of Planting Assistance
Beekeepers are selective about the plants they have in their gardens. A study in 2014 revealed that some nursery plants sold by big retailers are treated with pesticides that are harmful to bees and other insects. The retailers had committed to labeling pesticide-treated plants and to label them as pesticide-free; chances are that your beekeeper of choice has a preferred nursery that is free of pesticides.
It’s possible to dig to find it and then give them a gift card or a refractometer (along with a coupon redeemable to help plant). The gift will blossom and provide a food source for bees even after the latest gadget for Christmas is no longer in use. Additionally, you’ll create memories by planting with your loved ones.
2. Invitation to an Evening of Honey-Tasting & Bee Fun
There’s nothing more wonderful than a shared moment, especially when the person giving the gift puts in the effort to include the favorite activities of their loved ones. Bring your beekeeper to the party by gifting them a stunning bee-themed gift card.
Take for a honey-infused flight and combine it with your favorite pieces of bread, cheeses, and finger food. Your beekeeper can be the first to taste honey from various regions and compare it with the honey that the bees make. Take it a step further and get some enjoyable bee-friendly straws to be your beekeeper’s preferred drink. For entertainment, get an edition of ‘The Vanishing of the Bees‘, a highly-rated documentary on Colony Disorder. Disorder.
The best part is that more beekeepers would be merrier to receive this present. Send them home with a couple of beeswax sticks to keep a memory of your special night.
3. Hive Help
Beekeepers are likely to be very particular regarding the equipment they utilize to keep their bees, So be cautious (and do your homework) when you decide to purchase any equipment for them to utilize. One tool that is highly recommended by our team of beekeepers is the hot knife to uncap honeycomb, which makes it much easier for your beekeepers to access the treasures of bees’ work easily.
If you’re not willing to spend the money on equipment for your beekeeping and supplies, a coupon for a full day of “Hive Assistance” is likely to be valued. Based on the kind of beehive used by your beekeeper to house their bees, lifting heavy loads could be an integral aspect of their beekeeping. An additional pair of arms can aid in the task, and your beekeeper can enjoy discussing the ins and outs of their beekeeping operations with you. Make sure they’ve got an additional beekeeping outfit!
4. Essential Oils for the Beehive & Beyond
Certain beekeepers utilize important oils inside their beehives to help keep their beehives in good health. Try a gentle prick to find out whether your beekeeper uses essential oils. If they do, you’ve got an excellent gift idea. High-quality essential oils are a luxury product. They are a wonderful gift both for the beehive and for use at home. You can add a few drops to a soothing bath, scent candles, or the diffuser.
5. Beekeeping Courses
If your preferred beekeeper is a newbie to this business or wants to meet some new beekeepers, look into the possibility of a beekeeping class in your region. Find local beekeeping organizations to find recommendations, and then offer to take a class with your friend to get to know more about bees.
6. Beekeeping Mentorship
If you’re an experienced beekeeper, consider gifting your beekeeping buddies “A year of mentorship” or an entire year of being available to answer any questions related to bees, assist in inspecting hives and collect honey. You will not only become closer to your friend, but you’ll also pass on your knowledge of beekeeping that you’ve accumulated over time to anyone who will appreciate it!
7. Bee Gifts for the Reader & Writer
The books make great gifts for beekeepers. They are always learning, and there’s always something new about bees. Take a look at “The Beekeeper’s Bible” to find the perfect blend of beauty, history, and useful details.
Record keeping is vital for beekeeping. It can be a hassle for your beekeeper of choice with ” The Beekeeper’s Journal,” an opportunity to keep track of all their notes on beekeeping, observations, and to-do lists.
Some consider handwritten notecards to be old-fashioned, time-consuming, and less effective than electronic mail; my belief is that most beekeepers do not fit into this category. Beekeepers I know appreciate deeply handwritten thank you notes and sending personal messages via snail mail. Send them some stunning Bee-themed stationery to meet their writing requirements.