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2020 Bee Pick Up & Beekeeping Class Dates
Taking orders for Nucs, Hives, Supplies - Classes at San Antonio Location Only

San Antonio Area: 4/25 • 5/02 • 5/09 • Somerset Tx
Houston Area: 4/19 • North Fwy near Spring Tx
Austin Area: 4/26 •  Location to be posted soon


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 sold separately due to personal preference variations

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

• Spring 2020 Pick Up Dates
Contact Us for special orders or to make arrangements to lease bees.

Beekeeping Basics Class Option
Pickup Date Options
Primary eMail Required
Primary Phone Number

Assembled & Painted Hive with a Nuc of Italian Bees Installed
 - The Starter Kit Includes the following:
Protective Gear - Sold Separately

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

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

  Starter Set w/tools
      $ 535 Total for 1 hive - with bees
$ 600
Total for 1 hive - with bees & group class

Scroll down to add Personal Protective Gear

All starter kits will have a nuc of Italian bees installed. These are recommended for beginning beekeepers. Experienced beekeepers feel free to request our Texan Bees.

Visit the Types of Bees page for more information

Add additional Hives with Bees

$ 485 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 for the same pickup date as the kit.

Add an additional Hive Box

Hive Part Options
10 Frame Traditional Boxes w/Frames
Extra Medium and Deep Hive bodies, painted and ready to add to your hive when needed.

Mediums - $70
Deeps - $80

  Protective Gear Options
Notice: The Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves are on Backorder until further notice - we're sad too, but will update asap.

Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves

More Options for Gloves Here

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

Veil with Hat
$40 each

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

Vented Jacket With Veil
$100 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
$125 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

Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
     Honey bees are livestock, therefore they are subject to conditions and other factors that effect their health such as; diseases, pesticides, temperatures, etc. and since we have no control over the conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our property, we can not be responsible for incidents or accidents after they leave our possession. For these reasons, we recommended hive inspections before loading and leaving our property and signing off on the order received documents.
     Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to reserving bees to securing queens from preferred out of state breeders, etc., we have the following cancellation policy:

Cancellation of Orders: All cancellations for refunds must be requested in writing within seven (7) days from the time the order is placed. A 10% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests filled after the seventh day of the order and will be processed as time permits.

Returns for Supplies and Gear: If there is any issue with any equipment, supplies or gear, please let us know within seven (7) days of the receipt of the product and we will arrange for an exchange. All requests for a refund filled after this time are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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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