Hive Hosting in the Albany Area

Hive hosting

Living in the Albany area? Interested in having backyard beehives, but don’t want to become a beekeeper yourself? Apply to be one of our beehive hosts!

Initial installations, ongoing maintenance and harvests will be handled by us. Suitable participants are encouraged to assist us and experience what it’s like to have a backyard hive without the responsibility or time investment. You will also gain access to all the products bees have to offer, created in your own backyard! Participants will be gifted the first 10kg of honey produced by the hive, along with any other products the hive produces – ie, propolis, pollen and beeswax.

Ripple Farm wants to make the rewards of beekeeping accessible to the community on every level. The annual fee (starting at $350/year) is determined by your location and requirements from the hive. It also covers equipment, legal registrations, bees and all additional resources for maintaining a healthy beehive. Having local honeybees will provide a huge boost in pollination for your neighbourhood trees, fruits and vegetables, as well as produce a bumper harvest of raw local honey for you to share with friends and family, neighbours or clients.

“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees…” – Leo Tolstoy

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