If you want beehives on your property but don't have the time, energy, or confidence to become your own beekeeper;
we offer fully serviced beehives around the country through our network of professional beekeepers focused on getting bees back into urban areas.
As well as emergency response and a wealth of bee knowledge, you will receive email updates after every inspection so you can keep track of the health of your hives over time.
The team call round at your property to decide, with your help, the best location
for your bees.
We deliver the hives on the date decided and you are added to our regular service list.
Endless hours of watching your bees and soaking up the delicious smells together with the gentle hum of the busy
hives - not forgetting your fresh, homemade honey.
With your selected plan, you will receive:
1 or 2 working hives, serviced regularly.
Emergency response & disease control.
Free access to our Hive Management system - BeeNet.
The knowledge that together we are helping the environment.
We are based in Auckland but provide services nationwide.
While we get established throughout the country availability may be limited.
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We have been renting out bees for 16 years and we know what it takes to make it work well for everyone involved.
We can also help out with things such as swarm collection and unwanted wasp nests.
After seeing not one bee in the garden in spring of 2011, I decided to get some bees.
I was lucky enough to find Kerry of BeezThingz and since then have had two hives in my garden. They are wonderful.
Kerry came around first to check the site, then brought the two hives one early morning. I watched as the 'scout' bees came out and 'cased the joint', then the rest of the bees emerged and scattered through the garden and neighbourhood where they have been ever since! I pay a small ground fee and get kilos of scrummy honey every year to give away to friends and family - and Kerry does all the work (the 'supers' full of honey are pretty heavy)! I help him if he comes to separate the honey while I am here and have learnt heaps from Kerry about bees, and chooks too. We now have some of these on the section too.
This has definitely been a good thing! The only problem I have had is with bees coming into the house in the night through open windows with the lights on - solved this easily with a fly screen on the window nearest the hive.
Without people like Kerry, managing bees professionally and organically, I think we could lose all the bees in our gardens. As it is,every flower is pollinated and I get great fruit, beans, and berries in the garden. My neighbours do too.
Claire Duncan - Rental Customer