Beekeeping

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Our beekeeping department is devoted to supporting bees and their keepers.  We cater to beginning and experienced beekeepers as well as people interested in supporting honeybees and native bees in their own gardens and in their communities.

We provide high quality beekeeping equipment in addition to expert hive services, instruction, and support.  Your success at beekeeping is our number one priority!

Can bees be kept within Corvallis & Philomath city limits?

Yes! There are no local restrictions prohibiting backyard beekeeping, but nuisance laws can apply – so be a good neighbor, communicate with adjacent homeowners, and site and orient your hives to minimize conflicts.  One hive is OK, we like to see a couple of hives (you can compare their performance against one another to catch problems earlier, and even transfer resources from a robust hive to a weaker one when needed), but keep in mind the foraging needs of a bee colony and don’t try to keep more than local flower resources can support.  The state department of agriculture does require you to register if you are keeping more than 5 hives.

Contact Us:  541-929-3524  |   bees@shonnards.com


 

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