5 Gifts for Beekeepers That’ll Have the Hive Buzzin’

Did you know that 90% of the feral bee population in the United States has died out? This fact makes beekeepers and their hives so much more important.

If we want to keep enjoying a wide range of fruits and vegetables, then we need to foster the bee population. Show your support by buying great gifts for the beekeepers in your life.

Not sure what they could need or want? Don’t fret; we have five great gift ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for beekeepers.

1. Frame Perch

If the beekeeper in your life doesn’t already have one of these, they will love you when they realize how useful it is. A frame perch is a wire frame that hangs on the side of the box that houses the bees.

It has two arms that stick straight out that the frame will rest on. This allows for better inspection of the rest of the frames.

Without this metal rack, there is no good place to rest the frame that holds the comb. So it ends up on the ground or leaning up against the hive. Doing this results in honey everywhere, bees crushed, and the comb potentially ruined.

A good quality frame will be made of steel and then powder coated. This will make it sturdy and protected from the elements.

2. A Sweet Bee Tee

How can a beekeeper show their pride and passion when they aren’t in the suit? With a sweet tee that’s how!

There is no shortage of shirts with witty or funny sayings. You could go sweet with an “I {heart} my beekeeper” shirt. Or how about one that is the evolution of man ending with a beekeeper.

3. Seeds

Most people start beekeeping because they have an interest in or love of bees. What they don’t realize until later on is that they are also signing themselves up to be gardeners.

So help them out and get them some seeds for some open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic plants. They could be vegetables, fruits, flowers, or even herbs.

4. Beekeeping Suit

Even if your favorite beekeeper already has a suit, another one has many benefits and is always appreciated. The most obvious benefit is for when they have guests.

This way they can share their passion and hobby with others. You don’t need to go all out and buy a fancy suit, some of the best bee suits for beginners will work great for this purpose.

5. Crafts Book for Maker’s Ideas

Is the beekeeper in your life crafty? Then a book with recipes is the perfect gift. Look for one that offers many different crafts such as lip balm, candles, soap, or leather waterproofer.

The best books will have ideas for using both the wax and the honey.

Gifts for Beekeepers

When it comes to buying a gift for the beekeeper in your life, you could go practical with tools like the frame perch or suit. Or you could decide on a fun gift like a cheeky t-shirt or craft book.

Hopefully, this list of gifts for beekeepers has helped you support your loved one’s passion. These bees might one day be the key to saving so many fruits and vegetables that we love.

Help the beekeepers out near you by not spraying these pesticides that impair bees ability to fly.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.