Better Bees!

The beekeeping kit we're getting hooked up with to start our own hive.
Could there bee a more perfect company for Better Farm to partner with?!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Mollica family in Maywood, N.J., Better Farm will be foraying into the world of beekeeping this summer.

Yes, that means Better Honey will be coming soon!

We've selected a winter-hardy beginner's bee kit from a company called Betterbee (get it?!) because obviously this is the perfect company for us to work with...):
The BeeMax Beginners Kit comes complete with EVERYTHING you need to get started right away.

Introduced in 2000, Betterbee® started this line of ultra-insulating polystyrene hive equipment to give honeybee colonies a better chance at overwintering in extreme Northern temperatures, while also helping to keep the colony cool in the hot summer months due to the material from which it's made.

This Complete BeeMax® Beginner’s Kit is sold unassembled, but takes less than 30 minutes to put together. The beginner's kit includes:
  • BeeMax® Telescoping Outer Cover for BeeMax®
  • Wooden Inner Cover for BeeMax®
  • BeeMax® Hivetop Feeder for BeeMax™
  • 2 BeeMax® Medium Supers
  • 20 Medium Plastic Frames
  • 2 BeeMax® Deep Hive Bodies
  • 20 Deep Plastic Frames
  • Beemax Bottom Board w/ Built-in Varroa Screen
  • 10" Hive Tool
  • Stainless Steel Smoker w/Heat Shield
  • Beginning Beekeeping Book
  • Leather Gloves
  • Hard Plastic Helmet
  • Round Tie-Down Veil
  • Plastic Queen Excluder
The bees and kit should be arriving at the farm next week; shoot us an email at if you'd like to come out on delivery day to see how backyard beekeping is done.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.