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We provide a variety of services for the backyard beekeeper. Many of these services can be bundled together for ease of mind and cost savings.  Prices for each of these services vary due to time of year and work demand.  Call today to set up your customized service bundle with Commonwealth Bee.

Our install packages include equipment preparation about a month prior to the expected install date.  We will arrive to assess the location and ensure all the needed equipment is on site and ready for the colony to be installed.  We will return and provide a comprehensive install with training/mentoring included.  Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Install services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information

Comprehensive install of your nuc or package

Bee Installation

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Purchase inspections as a one-time service for when you're out of town and need someone to watch over your colony, or as a seasonal package to ensure your hives are well maintained and ready for winter.   Inspections include a full check of honey supers and brood boxes, queen status (via sightings, eggs, or larvae), and checks for stores and diseases.  It does not include doing IPM measurements for varroa; which is part of our healthcare plan.  Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Inspection services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information

Inspection, Education, Commitment

Hive Inspection

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The first part of responsible beekeeping is ensuring your bees are healthy, well fed and free of disease.  Commonwealth Bee subscribes to the evidence-based science of integrated pest management and supplemental feeding when appropriate.  Checkups include doing checks for small hive beetles and varroa as well as implementing treatment plans with a variety of products and solutions.  If feeding is required, we can provide both dry and wet supplements to keep your bees ready for winter.  Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Healthcare services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information 

For more information on integrated pest management, check out the Honey Bee Health Coalition's website here.   

Keep 'em fat and happy; It's our responsibility

Colony Healthcare

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Need to harvest honey, but don't have the time or equipment?  Extractors can be cumbersome and expensive.  Allow us to manage your harvesting needs and clean up the sticky mess.  We routinely do not pull harvest on hives during their first year, if they have been actively fed and store sugar syrup, or are undergoing treatments for disease.   Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Harvesting services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information

Reap the benefits of your hard work

Honey Harvest

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There's more to bees than honey and stings.  We can render down your wax and propolis to use for a variety of craft and beauty products.   Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Rendering services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information

You've made the first steps

Wax & Propolis Rendering

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Losing a colony is tough.  Each of these dead outs can provide us with a lot of education and point us towards ways we can prevent it next year.  Commonwealth Bee can come to your yard and inspect any losses for possible origins, assist with any needed mandated reporting, and prepare the hives for use in the spring.  This includes frame freezing, culling of old wax, cleaning of dead bees and cleaning equipment.   Prices vary due to time of year and quantity of hives.  Dead-Out services can also be bundled with other residential services.    Contact us today for more information

Learn from your losses and get ready for spring

Autopsy & Dead-Out Cleaning

CALL US: 703-801-2504