Exchange Bees provides a variety of services that range from pollination contracts and honey bee sales to consultations and marketing strategies. We work with beekeepers who manage one hive to companies with over 10,000 hives. If you have any questions related to beekeeping, we’re here to help. We make sure that you’re taken care of in the beekeeping industry.
Free Consultations will be provided to beekeepers throughout all times of the year. Our goal for beekeepers is to have all the resources necessary for strong and healthy bees.
Marketing Services include: creation of company logo, company website and advertising. Exchange Bees marketing services will help you get established as a company and be known on a larger scale.
Commercial Buying is offered at all times of the year. Exchange Bees LCC, arranges purchase agreements between buyers and sellers for all quantities upon request.
Beekeepers for Hire is an career service opportunity we’re providing where we will connect you to a beekeeper or beekeeping company looking to expand. Submit an application and we will contact you shortly.
Beekeepers for Hire
Looking for a Beekeeping Job?
Submit your free application here and we will help you get connected to thousands of beekeepers across the nation. New beekeepers are always welcomed!
Pollination Contracting & More.
Submit your free application here and we will contact you regarding pollination contracting and which services you have requested.
Honey Bee Sales
For Buyers & Sellers.
Become a buyer or seller of bees locally or nationwide. Exchange Bees LLC, connects beekeepers for the most efficient, effective, and ethical means of exchange.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Beekeepers for Hire?
Beekeepers for Hire is an career service opportunity we’re providing. Submit an application and once your application has been submitted, we will connect you to the most relevant company looking to hire additional beekeepers.
Our consultations department, is a community of beekeepers looking to help and improve other beekeepers practices nationwide. Once you have a contract setup with Exchange Bees LLC, we will have you assigned to an expert beekeeper who will consult you in your daily practices.
What is included in a contract?
Our contracts are customized as per the specific needs of our clients. Contract prices are ‘per qualified hive’ unless otherwise agreed upon. Our prices are competitive but may change depending on supply and demand cycle. Please contact us to help you understand your contract details.
When should I expect a call back after submitting my application?
Once you’ve submitted your application, we will call you back within 1-2 business days. We will discuss the pollination contracts available and which best suite your needs.
How Do I get paid as a Beekeeper?
Once payment has been made to the broker, an initial payment is made to the beekeeper after placement of hives into the orchards. The remaining balance will be paid after the hives are removed from the orchards and after the payment has been made to the broker.
What paperwork do I need to complete if I am an out of state beekeeper?
For out-of-state beekeepers that don’t pay California taxes and have not sent us Form 588 (or a similar form) we are required to with hold 7% of your California pollination income and send it to Sacramento.
Refer to CA Tax Reminder for Out-of-State Beekeepers Nonresident Witholding Waiver Request (CA Form 588)
Save yourself time, money and hassle by filling out the necessary forms or by filing CA tax forms. For more information check the CA Franchise Tax Board website at ftb.ca.gov or call them at (888) 792-4900 or (800) 852-5211.
How is the pollination process planned?
As the contract timeframes vary, we encourage our clients to consult us to make sure we have a good supply of healthy quality hives.
Early delivery into holding yards can be scheduled after duly notifying us and
agreeing upon the terms of the holding yard.
Please feel free to contact us and discuss your requirements at the earliest.
When do I start preparing my bees?
Now is the time to prepare your bees for the pollination season. Make sure you use the proper methods in order to ensure the longevity of your hives.
How do I identify my bees?
We insist you to make sure that all of your hives are branded, labeled or have some distinguishing information to identify that you are the owner of the hives.
Do I need to get Pre-certification Recommendation?
If your bees are being transported from out of state, we strongly recommend you have your bees inspected by your county or state apiary inspector.