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As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the gift-giving gears are probably starting to turn in your mind. Let us help you find the perfect gift for your favorite bee-geek! While we offer Betterbee gift certificates in many denominations to give the beekeeper in your life a chance to try out new gadgets and products, we also have a variety of gift-ready products that will put a smile on any face.

Our new gift totes are a great option for even the most difficult person to shop for on your list! Choose from small, medium, or large totes individually made with care at Betterbee. Each tote includes a variety of honey and beeswax goods, such as beeswax candles, beeswax lip balm, local honey, honey-filled candy, and more. The best part is that the beautiful tote bags can be used for years to come once the handmade goods inside are used up!

Sweet Stocking Stuffers

To kick things off, let's look at some sweet stocking stuffers that are perfect for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike!

  • Continuing with the "sweet" theme, our honey straws are always a crowd-pleaser! Available in a variety of different flavors (including different varietals of raw honey), our honey straws are a massive hit with kids and adults! Each straw is filled with 5 grams of US Grade A honey.
  • Don't forget the tea lover in your life! Our all-natural honey stirrers look like lollipops (and can be eaten like a lollipop if you'd like). Dip the candied honey into a hot beverage, stir it around, and the soothing honey melts right off!
  • Our honey candy is the best place to start when it comes to stocking stuffers. Available in 1 lb. bag and 28 lb. case sizes, our new honey-filled candies are sure to please! Honey-filled candy is available in six flavors: apple, honey, lemon, grape, orange, and strawberry. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat or a way to soothe a sore/scratchy throat (especially during the winter months), these candies will certainly keep you coming back for more.
  • Help the beek in your life show off their love of bees with a Beekeepin' it Real or a BEE vehicle decal.
  • We offer a wide variety of seeds to help grow your garden and increase the number of resources for the bees in your area! From gorgeous sunflowers to elegant clover, our seeds will turn your garden into a sanctuary for your bees.
  • Hive tools are one of the perfect stocking stuffers for any beekeeper, and Betterbee offers the widest selection around to get the job done. Don't forget to snag a Beezerk Belt or BeeSmart Magnetic Tool Holder while you're at it to ensure your favorite beekeeper never misplaces their tool while working their hives.
  • Our variety of skincare products are incredible stocking stuffers that leave skin feeling hydrated, nourished, and luxurious every time. Betterbee's skin cream and lip balm are made in-house and come in several different scents/flavors. We also offer a variety of different honey soaps that smell divine!
  • Is there a bee-geek in your life who seems to constantly lose their keys? Why not grab them an adorable bee key chain? Know anyone who likes cute things? Get them a mini hive smoker keychain with LED light!

Gifts for New & Seasoned Beekeepers

We have the perfect selection of gifts for the beekeeper in your life, whether they're seasoned or just starting out!

  • BetterComb has quickly become one of our most popular products, and for good reason! BetterComb provides bees instant access to space for brood or nectar without needing time and resources to draw out comb. We offer deep and medium sizes of BetterComb.
  • The Colorado Bee Vac has captured the hearts of swarm catchers around the world! It is the world's leading bee hive relocation vacuum, trusted by professionals while still simple enough to use by the hobbyist beekeeper. The Colorado Bee Vac has been carefully crafted and tested to effectively capture bees while drastically minimizing any loss.
  • The Lyson Extracting Kit takes you from zilch to everything needed for complete processing of your honey! This kit is ideal for small-scale beekeeping operations, and is perfect for newer beekeepers! The kit comes with the Lyson 2019N 4 frame extractor, a BeeSmart uncapper, a plastic uncapping fork, a cold uncapping knife, a plastic or stainless-steel double sieve (your choice), and a 6-gallon pail with honey gate and lid.
  • Is the Lyson Extracting Kit too big for your budget? Consider a more affordable plastic extractor or Economy Extracting Kit, to help a new beekeeper harvest honey efficiently, without having to crush and strain their honeycombs.
  • So, your favorite beekeeper has had a few successful honey harvests under their belt and now they want to take it to the next level and try their hand at making comb honey. It couldn't be easier than the Hogg Halfcomb honeycomb kit! The Hogg Halfcomb honeycomb kit uses a cassette system that is readily accepted by bees, building out comb inside a container yielding 10-12 ounce sections that are easily removed, covered, and sold. No more fuss!
  • Our Lyson 8/9 Frame Hive Kits are made from polystyrene and provide excellent insulation against cold winters and hot summers! Based on an Australian design, the Lyson 8/9 hive system is made to hold 9 frames in brood boxes and 8 or 9 frames in honey supers. Polystyrene hives are very popular with new and seasoned beekeepers alike!
  • Betterbee has recently added some amazing new products that are sure to be a hit with beekeepers everywhere! The new Honey Bottling Stand from Lyson is the perfect addition to your honey bottling operation! The stainless steel unit sits under your bottling tank and provides an overhanging shelf for bottling. Our brand new Queen Isolation Cage gives beekeepers full control over their queen's location. Last (but certainly not least), we have the new Hivetronics Portable Hive Scale. This amazing scale takes the guesswork out of evaluating hive weight so that feed can be provided to the right hives every time!

Gifts for Future Beekeepers

An assortment of products designed to help future beekeepers before diving into the hobby!

  • What better way to help the wannabee beekeeper in your life than by providing them with a voucher to attend one of our many classes? Betterbee Classes are taught by our Director of Research and Education, Dr. David Peck or other highly skilled beekeeping teachers on our staff. You can read more about our educators here.
  • We have a wide selection of books that are sure to broaden the knowledge of any future beekeeper (and seasoned beekeeper for that matter)! Our personal favorites are The Beekeeper's Handbook and Beekeeping for Dummies. We also highly recommend Bee Biology and Beekeeping, and Honeybee Democracy.
  • We have a wide variety of Basic Beginner Kits that will get any new beekeeper off to a great start! These kits are the perfect way to dive into the hobby!
  • Betterbee offers a fantastic selection of protective gear to ensure safety for beekeepers of all sizes. Whether you're looking for jackets/suits, veils/helmets, or gloves, we have you covered (pun intended)!

Gifts for Everyone

That's right…we've got a plethora of wonderful gift options for non-beekeepers too!

  • Our Lyson candle molds offer a wide assortment of figures, pillars, votives, tapers, and more! These durable molds let you craft beeswax candles that look like works of art. Lyson candle molds are made of soft silicone, allowing for greater detail and easy removal.
  • Do you have someone in your life who LOVES beeswax candles, but doesn't have the time to make them? We have a massive assortment of stunning candles that are hand-poured in-house by our chandler, Mel! The fading rose, medium pinecone, and Christmas tree are some of our most popular candles, but make sure to check out the rest of our selection as well!
  • Who doesn't love some new clothes during the holidays? Well, we've got you (literally) covered with our assortment of bee-themed t-shirts and hats.
  • Still having trouble finding the right gift for that special someone? Skip the research and head straight for our multiple sizes of wonderful gift totes!