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Taking Orders for Spring 2018 Bees - Hives & Nucs - Waiting List Now Open

Honey Bees and Supplies are only available for pick up on weekends.  San Antonio pickup location will be at our main bee farm which is in Somerset Texas, a half hour southwest of San Antonio. We offer a Beekeeping Basics group class the day of pickup at our home location.

Complete Apiary Starter Kit Options

These Starter Kits come complete with everything needed to get started keeping bees.
Select the number of hives (with bees preinstalled) then scroll down to select the protective equipment desired.
We offer Gloves, Full Suits, Jacket w/ Hood or a Hat & Veil for personal protection. 

Complete Apiary Starter Kits come with the following:

  • Standard: A Set of Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive (see below for details), Feeder, Hive Tool, Smoker, and a Bee Brush
  • Optional:
    • Beekeeping Basics Group Class
    • Personal Protective Gear

Local Pick-Up Only - San Antonio Texas Area

Scroll down for kit details and to select protective gear

Use the down arrow below for Group Class Option

Hive Kit - Class Options
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Assembled & Painted Hive with a Nuc of Bees Installed
 - The Starter Kit Includes the items listed here:

Honey Maker Deluxe Starter Set
  1 Starter Kit, Hive w/Honey Super & Bees

  • 1 - 5 Frame Nuc of Bees w/ Italian Queen (view)
  • 1 - Telescoping Top Cover w/Inner Cover (view)
  • 1 - Medium 6⅝" Honey Super w/Frames (view)
  • 1 - Deep 9⅝" Hive Body w/Frames (view)
  • 1 - Varroa Screened Bottom Board w/Reducer (view)
  • The Basic Tools
  • 1 - Pro Feeder w/ Cap & Ladder (view)
  • 1 - 4" x 7" Smoker w/Guard (view)
  • 1 - 9" Hive Tool (view)
  • 1 - Bee Brush (view)

  Starter Set w/tools
      $ 535 Total for 1 hive - with bees - no class
$ 585 Total for 1 hive - with bees & group class

Scroll down to add Personal Protective Gear

Additional Hives with Bees

      $ 485 for each additional hive (same as listed above, without tools or class)
                Please use the Add to Cart button to the left to add more hives


  Protective Gear Options

Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves
$25 a pair

Sizes - use the down arrow for options
We recommend the following Gloves:
Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves

Stingless Goatskin Gloves built for the pros! Made in the USA. Nylon sleeve is sting resistant.
CL-144 Child’s Size Goatskin Gloves
CL-145 Small Goatskin Gloves
CL-146 Medium Goatskin Gloves
CL-147 Large Goatskin Gloves
CL-148 X Large Goatskin Gloves
CL-149 XX Large Goatskin Gloves

More options here: Additional Types of Gloves

Veil with Hat
$40 each

Veils - use the down arrow for options
If minimal protection is desired, we recommend the following setup:
Designed for use with Africanized Bees. Hat is sewn directly to veil and the screening makes this veil keep its original shape. Veils are made from a tough polyester material which will never rust. If accidentally bent, the material bounces back to its original shape without creasing. Cloth binding, adjustable headband. Zipper is compatible with our Economy and Vented Suits and Jackets.
MV-105 Veil w/Cloth Hat & elastic $39.95
MV-110 Veil w/Cloth Hat & zipper $39.95

More options here: Veils And Hats

  If more protection is desired, we recommend the Vented series of full suits and jackets in the Texas climate

Vented Jacket With Veil
$140 each

Sizes - use the down arrow for options
Vented Jacket With Veil

... stay cool on hot days in the bee yards...

VS-400 Small Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-405 Medium Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-410 Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-415 X Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-420 XX Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-425 XXX Large Vented Jacket With Veil

Please view the size chart below

Vented Suit With Veil
$160 each

Sizes  - use the down arrow for options
Vented Suit With Veil

A layer of rubberized netting is sandwiched between two layers of finely woven netting.

VS-300 Small Vented Suit With Veil
VS-305 Medium Vented Suit With Veil
VS-310 Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-315 X Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-320 XX Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-325 XXX Large Vented Suit With Veil


Please view the size chart below

More info here: Vented Suits


Vented Suit & Vented Jacket Sizing

Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large XXXL Large *


130 lbs. 160 lbs. 220 lbs. 280 lbs. 300 + lbs. 300 + lbs.


38" - 40" 42" - 44" 46" - 48" 50" - 52" 54" - 56" 64"


5' 5" 5' 8" 6' + 6' + 6' + 6' +


29" 32" 33" 33" 33" 33"

* Additional measurements for the XXXL Size: Back- 45" from the neck to crotch. Sleeves -45" from the center of the neck to wrist.

Shipping Options: All Beekeeping Supplies and Products - Local Pick Up Only (at this time) Except Special Orders

Shipping or delivery arrangements may be made with minimum orders and certain products.

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