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We carry everything a beekeeper could need, from bee hives and beehive components, to protective beekeeping clothing, beekeeping tools, treatments, and tons of additional beekeeping supplies! Plus, we have everything a person could need to start beekeeping with, in our beginning / beginner beekeeping supplies with free shipping to anywhere in the USA!

Looking for where to buy a beginning beekeeping kit, supplies and bees for sale in Vermont?

Lappe's Bee Supply and Honey Farm LLC is the answer! We carry an extensive line of the best beekeeping supplies, equipment and bees available in the industry that any beekeeper could ever need, from the beginner to the experienced! Lappe's Bee Supply is dedicated to helping educate beginner beekeepers and provide them with all of the essential beekeeping supplies that they will ever need. We promote successful and healthy beekeeping, offering quality beekeeping supplies and tons of beekeeping 101 knowledge, and we can help you on how to start beekeeping and how to raise honey bees.

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Are you a new beekeeper in Vermont looking for complete painted assembled ready to usebeginning beekeeping starter kits for sale? We offer some of the best beginner Langstroth beehives for starting a honey bee colony!

  • Wondering what exact beekeeping equipment you will need to start your beekeeping adventure with? To make it super easy, we have different levels of beekeeping starter kits available, depending on your budget. These kits include completely assembled and painted (right in Central Iowa!)Langstroth bee hives, available in both 8 frame and 10 frame sizes. Choose from a single deep set up, a two story deep hive set up, or a complete four story bee hive set up, with two deeps and two honey supers.All of the bee hive frames in our beginner kits are assembled using our custom made sheets of Lappe's Premier Triple Extra Extreme foundation - it's the highest wax content available on the market, and provides the highest acceptance rate possible with your honey bees. Foundation comes in your choice of colors - choose from all yellow, like natural beeswax, or black deeps / white honey supers.Also includes a full bee suit (or choice of ventilated bee suit), leather beekeeping gloves, smoker and smoker fuel, hive tool and bee brush, in hive frame feeder, and an all important, highly informational beekeeping book. Also includes your choice of a solid bottom board or a screened bottom board, Bee Culture or American Bee Journal one year free subscription, and the complete Honey Master four story hive kit features a plastic queen excluder! To top it all off, every one of our beginner kits includes free shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 United States! With so many different choices and so many bonus additional items, our beginner beekeeping kits are tough to beat!

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Vermont Beekeeping Associations & Bee Clubs

At Lappe's Bee Supply, we are enthusiastic with spreading the knowledge of beekeeping to everyone. One of the best ways to gather information is to join a local beekeeping club. Many customers ask us, where can I find Vermont beekeeping clubs near me? Below are listings for beekeeping clubs in and aroundVermont.

Vermont Beekeepers Association

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Addison County Beekeepers Association

Logan Utah

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Bennington Beekeepers

Bennington Vermont

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Franklin County Vermont Beekeeper’s Club

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Lamoille County Beekeepers Club Vermont

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Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association

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Vermont Bee Lab

Burlington Vermont

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Windham County Beekeepers

West Wardsboro Vermont

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Lappe's Bee Supply is committed to supplying beekeepers all around the United States with the highest quality queen honey bees available. We are one of the top supplier companies of live honey bees in the United States. We have had customers come from every one of the lower 48 states to pick up our Italian, Saskatraz and Carniolan honey bee nucs and 3 pound packages of bees. A lot of beekeepers wonder, "Where can I buy live honey bees for sale?" Buy your honey bees from Lappe's Bee Supply!

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Lappe's Bee Supply is the number one shipper company of the highest quality queen bees in the entire USA! We ship queens on a twice weekly schedule from early April through September. We are experienced in shipping queen honey bees safely, and we are totally focused on providing superb queen honey bees to beekeepers all across the country. We offer free shipping on orders of 3 or more queens, and we have shipped them to every single state in the United States! Unlike packaged honey bees and nucs, queen bees are very easy to ship, with no negative side effects at all, as long as they are shipped correctly, and at Lappe's Bee Supply, we are extremely knowledgeable in the safe shipping of queen bees!

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At Lappe's Central IowaBee Supply, we start our Italian, Carniolan and Saskatraz honeybee nucs out on brand new equipment in the early spring. Since it is all new equipment, there's no need to worry about receiving old, potentially diseased combs and beehive frames. Yearly we produce around 1,000 to 1,500 bee nucs to meet the needs of our beekeeping customers, who come from all across the United States to pick up our honey bees. Nucs are preferred by most beginning beekeepers due to the ease of hiving them into the deep brood nest boxes in the bee yard. Each nuc contains a mated, gentle young queen bee who has been marked with the color for the current year. Each bee queen has been egg laying for an extended length of time, and the bee hive frames will contain brood of all stages from that queen. This will guarantee that every worker bee in the nuc will be adjusted to the queen's pheromones. Nucs contain a mixture of worker bees - foragers, nurse bees, guard bees and drones. Nucs are like a working mini bee hive, and will be ready to transfer into your Langstroth wooden beehive once you get to your apiary. These nucs and the honeybees they contain will be ready for optimum honey production for that first big honey flow! Just like packaged honey bees, nucs are not recommended for shipping, due to the negative effects on the bees, so we offer the nucs for pick up only.

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We offer honeybee packages for sale with orders starting in January of each year, and have several pick up dates available during early spring, in April and May. Our package bees are brought to us by experienced suppliers with over 25 years of experience in transporting bees, and they strive to help us provide our customers with healthy, quality bees. The bees are kept at just the right temperature in special climate controlled trailers, ensuring that they are kept cool enough to keep them from getting too stressed during their journey, so they arrive to us in excellent condition. Only the most compassionate suppliers understand this crucial step in the shipping process. Shipping the packaged bees by UPS or USPS is detrimental to the bees' health and can have long term, extremely negative effects on your bees, causing them to not reach their full potential. At Lappe's Bee Supply, we care deeply about the honey bee, and we also care about getting repeat business from all of our customers, not just the one time sale, which is why we do offer our package bees for pick up only. Each package of bees comes with young, mated queen bees, each one ready and waiting for the female worker bees to build out the brood nest comb, so that they can begin laying eggs to start raising bees from the larva and build up the colony of bees. There is nothing better than to have strong honey bee hives and to hear the buzzing of happy, healthy bees. Our customers come from all around to pick up our outstanding packages to start new honey bee colonies, or to expand their colonies in their apiaries. These bees are great for new hobbyist beekeepers just starting out, no matter if they are interested in urban beekeeping, backyard beekeeping or natural beekeeping.

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Lappe's Bee Supply is a 2022 supplier producer and manufacturer of quality beekeeping supplies and honey bee supplies. Shop our complete line of the highest quality, most affordable beekeeping supplies today, and receive free shipping on most orders over $100! If you're looking for beekeeping supplies near me, Lappe's Bee Supply offers all of the bee keeping supplies you will need, plus we offer free shipping honey bee supplies to everywhere across the United States! We offer all of the fundamental beekeeping supplies a beekeeper needs, including Langstroth beehives and bee hive components in 8 frame and 10 frame; winter beekeeping supplies and Bee Cozy winter bee hive insulation wraps; a full line of beekeeping protective clothing and protective wear, including bee suits and ventilated bee jackets; and an extensive line of bee hive tools and hand tools, and beekeeping smokers and smoker fuel. Looking for varroa mite treatments for honey bee health? We carry honeybee medications and oxalic acid vaporizers for treating your honey bee colonies for varroa mites. Lappe's Bee Supply is where to buy AP23 winter patties and AP23 spring pollen patties, along with front entrance feeders, in hive feeders, liquid bee feed and honey bee feed supplements and stimulants. We also supply an extensive catalog of honey harvesting extracting supplies and, if you're looking for a high quality, dependable and durable honey extractor, we carry some of the best extractors in the beekeepers industry! Looking for honey bee crafting supplies? We carry a wide range of supplies, including 100% pure 1 pound beeswax blocks, industrial grade bees wax, bulk beeswax blocks, white and yellow honey beeswax pellets, mead making supplies, candle making supplies and even pure beeswax candles! We also have a supply of pure, delicious, Midwest clover honey and raw honey in 12 pound gallon pails and bulk 60 pound buckets, and in 55 gallon drums and barrels.

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We have a huge online catalog of both glass honey bottles and plastic honey containers. Lappe's Bee Supply is where to buy any type of honey container that you could ever need, and in every size imaginable, including 2 ounce, 8 ounce, 12 ounce, 16 ounce, 24 ounce, 2 pound, 3 pound, 5 pound and 1 gallon. We offer plastic honey bottles in cases of 50, and also in bulk packs for customers who need larger quantities. Looking for different styles of honey containers? We offer Queenline glass containers, Muth honey jars, Skep glass honey bottles, glass bear honey containers, glass Hex jars and glass Mason jars. In our plastic honey container line, we offer plastic honey bear containers, Queen Line plastic bottles, Skep plastic jars, Beehive plastic honey containers, creamed honey containers, Inverted hex plastic honey bottles, Embossed honeycomb plastic jugs and cylinder honey bottles.

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All of our glass and plastic honey containers are food grade and work for many different applications. Our customers buy our containers mainly for honey, but they can also be used for syrups, sauces and marinades. We have even had teachers buy our containers for handy and clean paint dispensers! If using our containers for liquids, please remember that our bottles are listed for honey weight, which is heavier than liquid weighs. For example, a container that holds 12 ounces of honey will hold only 8 ounces of water.

We also offer food grade plastic pails and buckets in numerous sizes, including 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3-1/2 gallon, 4 gallon, 5 gallon and 6 gallon. There are 4 different grades of food grade plastic pails, and we have made sure to choose the ones made from high-density polyethylene, which is the best type to use! These pails work wonderfully for storing your surplus honey! When your honey granulates, all you need to do is gently heat the whole pail with a bucket warmer, or simply scoop out the amount needed and lightly heat above a hot water bath on the stove. Our plastic pails also work well for many other jobs as well, such as agricultural uses, hunting, fishing, and for storing surplus foods other than honey.

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Biggest Beekeeping Cities In The State Of Vermont

Some of the biggest beekeeping cities in the state of Vermont are Essex, Colchester, Rutland City, Bennington, Brattleboro, Milton, Williston and Hartford.

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If you are near us around East Peru, stop on in and see us! We are located at 117 Florence Avenue, East Peru IA 50222, just off of Highway G68, directly to the West of the Main part of town. Our back entrance is just off of Brown St. We are 45 minutes Southwest of Des Moines Iowa. We can also be reached by phone during business hours at 641-728-4361, or send us an email to We are always happy to talk with you! Learn how to become a producer of sweet honey from Lappe's Bee Supply! Regardless if you are located in the Central Midwest United States, the West Coast, the East Coast, the Southern States, or the Mountain areas in between in the USA, we have the beekeeping supplies and bee hives you need! We want to help you on your long, exciting journey in every way that we can to be well educated and get into the fast lane for successful beekeeping!


When should I order bees for 2022? ›

Bee In The Know

Orders must be pre-paid in full and will be accepted thru March 31, 2022, after which we can no longer issue refunds. Price is complete, no box deposit required. Delivery of a live, mated queen guaranteed.

How do you buy a starter bee? ›

Where to get bees. Many new beekeepers buy their first colony from a beekeeping business, but you may also be able to get bees from another hobbyist beekeeper. A good place to start your research for where to buy bees is your local bee group. Ask around and find out where other beekeepers get their bees.

How much does a bee starter cost? ›

Buying a complete Starter Kit is another option. These kits come with all of the above and usually include a beginner beekeeping book as well. The basic starter kits and the deluxe starter kits range from $200-$450.

How much is a 3lb package of bees? ›

One of the biggest costs beekeepers incur each year is bee packages to replenish hives lost during the previous season or to get new hives started. The approximate going rates (2018) for a 3 lb. package of Italian or Carniolan honey bees is a staggering $125-$140 per package.

How much does a queen bee cost for a hive? ›

(All Prices Include Complimentary Queen Marking)
100+ Queens$33$30
54 – 99 Queens$36$32
27 – 53 Queens$38$34
11 – 26 Queens$40$36
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Is it too late to order bees? ›

You may be fairly confident that all your bees will make it until spring. Then in late February or early March—with spring just around the corner—you start to lose colonies. By then it is too late to order packages. The trick is to anticipate your losses before you have them.

How can I get free bees? ›

Where to Find Honey Bees for Cheap or Free #2 Local Beekeeper. The second way to get bees for Cheap or Free is with your local beekeeper. Seek out a local beekeeper and offer to trade labor for bees. Many beekeepers have other jobs and managing time to do both can be a struggle.

How many bees do I need to start a hive? ›

The average backyard hobbyist should always start with 2 or more. Why? With two hives, you can compare the hives to each other. Usually if both hives are acting the same way, it is a normal bee "thing".

How much does a nuc of bees cost? ›

A nuc will cost from $100-$150 depending on the seller's asking price. As with a package, orders are usually placed early in the year and the buyer is given a date when bees can be picked up.

How many beehives make a living? ›

It would take at least 500+ beehives to make a full-time living as a beekeeper. It would take a diversified approach and not just solely relying on honey production. It is recommended to grow slowly to gain experience and to scale properly by implementing strong bee management techniques.

What is the best bee hive to start with? ›

In Summary

We think the advantages of the Langstroth hive outweigh its shortcomings making it the best beehive for most beginning beekeepers. However, if the traditional Langstroth hive is not suitable for your circumstances, a Warré or horizontal hive may be the best beehive for you.

How many beehives are in an acre? ›

So one-half acre could have up to six hives, three-quarters acre could have up to nine hives, and a one acre lot could have up to twelve hives. Additionally, keeping one nuc for every two hives is also acceptable.

How many bees should I start with? ›

Most beekeeping classes recommend that the new beekeeper begin with 2 hives. In my online beekeeping class, I encourage my students to begin with 2 that first year. Though some folks are happy with only a single colony. Most new beekeepers should not begin with more than 4 hives.

How many pounds of bees does it take to start a beehive? ›

It is critical to have 3 lbs of bees in order for your hive to develop quickly. 2 lbs of bees should only be purchased by experienced beekeepers. A 4 lb package of bees sounds wonderful but the issue is the can feeder can only feed a colony the size of a 3 lbs colony.

How many bees are in a 2 pound package? ›

Packaged bees are measured by the pound. There are 3-4,000 bees per pound, or about 7,000 bees in a 2-pound package and about 10,000 bees in a 3-pound package.

What is the lifespan of a queen bee? ›

Queens take the shortest time to develop (16 days) and have the longest lifespan. Queens live on average 1–2 years (Page and Peng 2001), although a maximum lifespan of 8 years was reported in one study (Bozina 1961).

Can you start a beehive without buying bees? ›

It is quite common for new beekeepers to wonder if bees will come to an empty hive. After all, if you can attract a swarm of bees to a hive, you will not need to buy bees to get started. Yes, with a bit of time and effort you can lure bees to an empty hive.

Can you start a hive with just a queen? ›

You can start a hive with only a mated queen. That mated queen will die but you will still have your hive. What you need is a colony of bees with a queen to place in the hive to become a working organism using the hive you provided for them.

What time of year should you start a bee hive? ›

In most areas, spring is the best time to start your beekeeping journey. As the cold season ends, an increase in forage makes it the perfect environment for a new hive to thrive. Plus expanding colonies make it the easiest time to source a colony of bees to call your own.

When should you not open a beehive? ›

When not to open a beehive?
  • ​Don't work bees when temperatures are very low such as below 50°F (10°C). Keep any inspections very brief to avoid chilling the hive.
  • ​Never work beehives in cloudy or stormy weather. ...
  • ​Do not inspect hives when it's raining. ...
  • ​Don't visit your hives after dark.

What time of year is best to buy bees? ›

Packaged bees should be ordered as soon as possible. January, normally, is ideal. “People will actually be picking packages up in mid to late April, but the suppliers have to put their orders in way in advance,” said Judith Stanton, vice president at the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

Will bees find an empty hive? ›

Will An Empty Beehive Attract Bees? Yes, an empty beehive will attract bees. Even if it isn't positioned up in a tree or converted to a bait hive, the scout bees can smell residual beeswax in the wood. If you have an empty hive and want to make it more attractive to bees, you can add a swarm lure.

Will beekeepers remove bees for free? ›

While it's true that some hobbyist beekeepers will gleefully remove a colony of bees for free, many beekeepers charge for live bee removal.

How do I start a cheap beehive? ›

Cheapest Way To Catch Bees - Start Beekeeping For Free - YouTube

Is it OK to have just one bee hive? ›

It's okay to start out with just one beehive, especially if you're unsure if beekeeping is really for you. However, keep in mind that bee colonies can die even if you do everything right. With only one hive, your entire bee supply would be gone.

How far should a beehive be from your house? ›

Stay Out of the House

Believe it or not, honeybees are lazy creatures. If they can get food within 10 feet of the hive rather than flying a mile for nectar, you can bet they'll take it. This suggests that placing bees too close to your home will result in them trying to get into your house in search of food.

Can you put 2 beehives next to each other? ›

You can space a pair of hives as close to six inches from each other, but you need several feet of space around one or two sides in order to move equipment around as you're working the hives. Know what predators (man or beast) are in your area and what protection your bees will need.

How long can you leave bees in a nuc? ›

It'll be hard, but wait at least 24 hours (or up to one week) before moving the frames of bees from the nuc box into your hive body..

Is beekeeping an expensive hobby? ›

Getting started with beekeeping can be an expensive hobby often costing around $300 for the hive and around another $100 for bees during the first year (depending if you purchase a nuc or a package). Most folks recommend starting out with two hives for a variety of important reasons.

How profitable is bee farming? ›

It depends on your location, but it's safe to say that you can charge $10 per pound. That puts you at a profit of $600 per beehive, per year.

What time of year should you order bees? ›

It is best to order your bees in the winter for shipment in March through May. Sometimes package bees sell out, so avoid problems by ordering early. Find out more about some of the best online bee suppliers who will ship bees to you; many also have bees available for pickup.

What time of year is best to buy bees? ›

Packaged bees should be ordered as soon as possible. January, normally, is ideal. “People will actually be picking packages up in mid to late April, but the suppliers have to put their orders in way in advance,” said Judith Stanton, vice president at the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

When should I get bees? ›

In most areas, spring is the best time to start your beekeeping journey. As the cold season ends, an increase in forage makes it the perfect environment for a new hive to thrive. Plus expanding colonies make it the easiest time to source a colony of bees to call your own.

Can I buy bees in June? ›

On the other hand, bees can be quite available through summer and into early fall. There often is not a waiting list for bees that time of year, though how the bees are “packaged” for sale (nucs, packages, full size colonies, etc.)


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