Sustainable Beekeeping in Austin, Texas - Royal Jelly Bee Co.
Welcome to Royal Jelly Bee Company, your trusted partner in sustainable and responsible beekeeping in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to ensure the well-being of bees and promote thriving local ecosystems through conscientious practices that prioritize the health and natural adaptability of our bees. As passionate beekeepers, we offer a range of services, including hive management for landowners and support for aspiring beekeepers, to encourage environmentally friendly approaches to beekeeping in our community. Join us on this journey to create a positive impact on the environment and preserve the beauty and diversity of our local ecosystems.
Royal Jelly Bee Company was founded in 2018 by a passionate beekeeper who envisioned a sustainable future for the beekeeping industry. What began as a blog documenting the journey to breed queen bees and promote treatment-free beekeeping has evolved into a thriving business focused on providing local hive management services for clients in the Austin, Texas area. As we continue to develop our queen rearing initiatives, we’re committed to promoting genetic diversity by drawing from a broad footprint in the surrounding region.
Our founder was motivated by the decline in the beekeeping industry and the need for innovative approaches from a younger generation to bridge the gap between aging farmers and sustainable practices. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 further reinforced this commitment, allowing our founder to dive full-time into beekeeping as a previous job was rendered non-existent. Since then, we have honed our services and continuously improved our apiaries, making them stronger and more resilient despite the harsh Central Texas conditions and fluctuating climate. In 2022, we proudly managed over 100 colonies on location throughout the year, with the number exceeding 200 colonies in spring 2023.
We believe in a natural approach to beekeeping because we envision a future where honey bees can survive without dependence on chemical interventions. By avoiding the creation of super pathogens that decimate wild colonies, we can strengthen overall genetic diversity and contribute to a more sustainable future for bees.
We provide year-round care to our clients’ hives, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of beekeeping without the time commitment. Our focus on healthy hives includes practicing swarm prevention techniques, implementing non-chemical means of pathogen prevention, sourcing bees with strong genetics, supplementing their diets when needed, and providing ample room for growth.
We prioritize sustainability in every aspect of our operations, from sourcing local materials and reclaimed woodwares to promoting the local circular economy. Our sustainable focus helps reduce our environmental footprint and supports the health of the broader ecosystem.
We take the safety of our bees, clients, and their surroundings seriously. By carefully planning each apiary with long-term safety in mind, we ensure the well-being of bees and prevent potential conflicts with nearby humans or animals. Our responsible approach to hive management fosters a harmonious coexistence between bees and their environment.
Impact on the Local Environment and Ecosystems
Our natural, sustainable, and safe practices have a tangible positive impact on the local environment and ecosystems. By fostering healthy and genetically diverse bee colonies, we contribute to more effective pollination, which promotes the growth of native plants and supports a vibrant, thriving ecosystem. Our commitment to responsible beekeeping practices also helps protect and preserve the delicate balance of nature, ensuring that our local environment remains healthy and resilient for future generations.
By choosing Royal Jelly Bee Company, you are not only investing in high-quality beekeeping services, but you’re also making a conscious choice to support a sustainable, responsible approach to beekeeping that benefits the local environment and ecosystems. Together, we can make a difference in preserving the health and beauty of our world.