Hive Hosting - Tauzer Apiaries
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Local Honey

Receive local, raw, natural honey from your property.

Help Honey Bees

Our bees are healthier because of our sustained Hive Host partnerships.

What is Hive Hosting?

Like many beekeepers, Tauzer Apiaries provides pollination to local growers and farmers. Some of these crops include almonds, vine seed, watermelon, sunflowers and cucumber. Outside of these pollination seasons, we look to partner with landowners who are willing to lease us a portion of their property to place our hives.

This program benefits both parties in the sense that honeybees are efficient pollinators to wild flora, as well as food crops. Hosting our hives can essentially contribute to biodiversity and conservation efforts.

The best part about hive hosting is that these landowners don’t have to lift a finger! The beekeepers at Tauzer Apiaries check our hives routinely, making sure that our hives are consistently strong and healthy. In return for hosting hives, we offer various forms of compensation.

What is hive hosting?

Like many other beekeepers, Tauzer Apiaries provides pollination to local growers during certain times of the year. Outside of these pollination seasons, our bees need different locations to spend their “pollination vacation”. Landowners lease us space on their properties to place hives.

How do I know if I have enough property to hive host?

While properties differ in space and topography, we typically look for properties with more than 5 acres. Honey bees travel 1-3 square miles for forage and water. The larger the property, the more confidence that we have in sufficient forage and water. However, this doesn’t mean that smaller parcels won’t work. Feel free to contact us and we can talk about it!

Is your location a good fit for honey bee health?

Honey bee health is a high priority for Tauzer Apiaries. To ensure that a property is a good fit, we will look at your property together to determine if there is adequate forage and water supply for the bees. If an area does not provide substantial food and water sources, we will not place hives there.