All of our HoneyHomes spots are filled for 2017! If you are interested in our 2018 program, add your name to the waitlist today.
Become a HoneyHome Owner
Beekeeping is an incredibly rewarding hobby, but we know that even the most dedicated
honey bee lover can quickly become overwhelmed in researching how to start a hive. But what if you could learn
the art of beekeeping, without the stress of overcoming the steep learning curve or the worry that your
hive may not survive that tricky first year?
We want to make the transition to honey bee ownership easy, stress free, and fun!
Would you like the opportunity to experience hands-on lessons on hives in your own backyard, maintained by a professional beekeeper? If so, apply to be part of our HoneyHome program today!
As a HomeyHome owner, you will receive two installed and fully-maintained honey bee hives in your backyard. Your honey bees will be well cared for, using all-natural practices. Along the way we will provide you with beekeeping classes, workshops with other HoneyHome owners, and hands-on instruction to prepare you to take full ownership of your honey bees. You will learn about bee biology, employing integrated pest management without damaging chemicals or antibiotics, and how to responsibly harvest products from the hive.
After 18 months, the hives are yours to maintain. Your garden will love the benefits from these most efficient pollinators, your friends will love the gifts you harvest from the hive, and you can feel good knowing you have helped support our honey bee population.
Cost of Tuition:
You have two subscription options, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs!
SOLO PLAN: $85/month
This program is best for the single beekeeper or households where one person will bear the responsibility for beekeeping duties. It includes all 8 classes and private lessons for one adult.
Family PLAN: $100/month
This program is best for households where every one has caught the bee bug! It includes all 8 classes and private lessons for two adult family members. Kids age 6 and up are also welcome at all private lessons.
Both subscription plans include a robust education program of 8 classes, workshops, and private lessons. You can expect to get a class or private lesson approximately every 2 months for the life of the program. Group classes include Hive Inspection 101, Integrated Pest Management, and Harvesting Products from the Hive. Private lessons are an hour long, and will be tailored to best fit yours and your bees' needs.
You could expect to spend about $1700 in first year costs alone to establish two hives. The total cost of our 18 month program is competitive with the do-it-yourself option.
Further, first year success in establishing healthy, strong hives is far from guaranteed! And although beekeeping is not a time intensive hobby, overcoming the learning curve certainly can be. We know that hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper is the easiest and most effective way to learn how to keep bees.
Still have some questions? Check out our FAQ to learn more!