I find many people are trying to get back to basics, whether eating less refined foods, checking for natural ingredients, or just trying to pack more vegetables into their diets. More and more people are growing their own vegetables, composting, and raising chickens. Then of course, there are beekeepers. Bees help pollinate plants. They also produce delicious honey and beeswax which can be used to make candles among other things.
Since I am not a beekeeper, I spent a lot of time reading articles written by beekeepers to come up with gifts they will need. If you are looking for gifts for a beekeeper or someone who is just starting out, some of these beekeeper gifts will be useful, while others will provide some whimsy to their days.
Best gifts for beekeepers
No matter how long someone has been doing something, there is usually more to learn. But it is hard to make time when they have to juggle between work, family, home, friends, and themselves. That is the great thing about online classes. They can do them whenever they can fit in a few minutes, and they can take as long as they need to complete them. Online beekeeping classes are available for beginners as well as for those with more experience.
Honey gifts for beekeepers
Beekeepers will need something to store that delicious honey in. A honey dispenser will easily pour honey without the goopy mess.
When they start having more honey than they know what to do with, or if they are planning to sell the excess, they will need honey jars to house this golden nectar of the gods.
If they plan on giving the honey as gifts, you can get them some honey dippers. These help scoop honey out of the jar without it pouring everywhere. Plus they give more control over the amount of honey being drizzled. If you are lucky, maybe they will give you some honey as a present.
New beekeeping gifts
If they are just starting out, a kit makes a great gift. These come with tools, basic protective gear and usually a starter bee box. Once they have the basics they can always add additional supplies later.
They will also benefit from beekeeping books for beginners. Even if they already have some knowledge, there is no such thing as too much learning.
You can also get them an entire protective suit to cover their body, head, and arms to prevent getting stung.
Cool gifts for beekeepers
If you don’t know what kind of equipment they need, they will always appreciate a keepsake bee ornament to hang on their tree.
While this is a unique gift for beekeepers, a bee necklace also makes a good gift for honey bee lovers, regardless if they raise bees or not.
If you are looking for funny beekeeper gifts try one of these bee related signs.
Presents for beekeepers
As the colony grows they will need additional hives. You can’t go wrong with this gift.
New tools are always appreciated since nothing lasts forever. A beehive scraper is important for scraping excess wax from hive walls. They can’t have too many of these.
You don’t want them working with gloves that are starting to wear out. This is one profession when a hole in your gloves can be disastrous. A new pair of gloves makes a useful gift.
You can also give them a water dispenser for feeding bees.
Or give them a logbook to keep track of maintenance, production, and habits of their colony.
Gifts for hobby beekeepers
A hobbyist is doing this for fun, so they probably will have fun decorating their yard with bee themed objects. A beautiful bee wind chime will bring music to their ears while they relax on the patio.
You can add some outdoor string lights so they have soft lighting to enjoy their outdoor rooms at night.
A honey bee wind spinner will provide a whimsical visual distraction at the end of the day.
While bee stepping stones will guide people around to their outdoor paradise.
Beekeeper gift ideas
After creating a beautiful bee themed outdoor room, they can sit back and relax with a glass of wine served in a cute bee glass. Make sure to give this gift with a bottle of wine and a honey bee wine stopper to seal the bottle once they open it.
If they don’t drink wine you can get them a beekeeper mug instead.
Useful gifts for beekeepers
If theirs is old, or if they are new at beekeeping, a honey extractor is a necessity.
Another important gift is a bee smoker. These can be cleaned to remove soot build up, but who doesn’t like getting something new?
Small hive beetle traps are something most people wouldn’t know to get as a gift. But beekeepers need these, as these harmful beetles can disrupt life in the hive.
Beekeeper presents for the kitchen
To show off their love of bees indoors, give them a set of wooden utensils engraved with bees. Everyone can use an update to their kitchen utensils, right?
I’m not sure if you are like me, but I never have enough kitchen towels. The designs fade. They get stained. The fabric wears thin. Kitchen towels with cute phrases about bees will be welcomed as a gift.
10. Honey Mead Kit
Unique gifts for beekeepers
People who love bees may be interested in some additional bee themed hobbies. My neighbor, Larry, loves making beer in his spare time. He started with a kit and has expanded from there. With a honey mead kit they can learn the process of making mead and try it out. If they like it, they will already have the equipment to make more using their own honey.
Books on how to make stuff with beeswax and honey will give them endless ideas of how to use the byproducts of their bees.
For those who want to keep it simple, you can give them a beeswax candle making kit. These kits will come with basic instructions and supplies for the craft. Then they can use their own beeswax when they run out of supplies.
11. Bee Baby Blanket
These cute baby gifts are great for babies of beekeepers, but also make great gifts from beekeepers. Let’s face it, after opening all those baby gifts it is hard to keep track of who gave what. Nobody will forget who these gifts are from. Some of these baby blankets even allow for personalization with the baby’s name.
They will be all a buzz after opening these adorable honey bee outfits for little ones.
Top the gift with a lovey with a bee. Little kids love the softness of these items and they are easier for them to carry around than a security blanket.