Sustainable Beekeeping in Austin, Texas

Welcome to Royal Jelly Bee Company, your trusted sustainable beekeeper 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 the bee population. As passionate beekeepers, we offer a range of services to encourage environmentally friendly approaches to beekeeping in our community. These include customized hive installations, year-round hive management, swarm prevention and management, harvest honey and processing, seasonal adjustments, onsite tutoring and mentorship programs, and quality hive inspections. Join us on this journey to create a positive impact on the environment and preserve the beauty and diversity of our local ecosystems.

Our Story

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. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic 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.
We managed over 100 colonies on location throughout 2022 and are proud to say that the number exceeded 200 colonies in spring 2023. Our success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and our unwavering commitment as sustainable beekeepers.

Our Values

At Royal Jelly Bee Company, we are committed to natural processes and sustainable approach to beekeeping. We prioritize the health and well-being of our bees, as well as the local environment and ecosystems, in every aspect of our operations.

Natural Approach

We believe in a natural approach to beekeeping that avoids the use of chemical interventions, allowing honey bees to survive and thrive with healthy genetic diversity. By promoting natural processes and avoiding the creation of super pathogens that decimate wild colonies, such as the varroa mite, we contribute to a more sustainable future for bees and their ecosystems.

Quality Service

We provide customized, year-round care to our clients’ hives to ensure a healthy bee population. 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 with sugar syrup, and providing ample room for growth. Our expert team is dedicated to helping you achieve your beekeeping goals while ensuring the health and well-being of your colonies.

Sustainable Practices

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 believe that natural beekeeping practices are essential to the well-being of our local environment and ecosystems.

Safety First

We take the safety of our 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, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all.

Impact on the Local Environment and Ecosystems

At Royal Jelly Bee Company, we’re buzzing with excitement about beekeeping and the positive impact it can have on our world. As your trusted partner in sustainable and responsible beekeeping in Austin, Texas, we’re dedicated to ensuring the well-being of bees and promoting thriving local ecosystems through conscientious practices that prioritize the health and natural adaptability.
When you choose Royal Jelly Bee Company, you’re not just getting high-quality beekeeping services – you’re also joining us on a journey to make a difference in preserving the health and beauty of our world. With our natural processes and sustainable approach to beekeeping, we’re making a conscious choice to support a better future for bees and their ecosystems. Together, let’s create a buzz that benefits our community and the world around us.

Empowering Your Beekeeping Journey:

At Royal Jelly Bee Company, we believe that beekeeping is more than just a hobby or business – it’s a way to connect with nature and make a positive impact on the environment. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to empower beekeepers of all levels and help them achieve their goals. Our expert team is dedicated to providing personalized support and guidance throughout your beekeeping journey, whether you’re just starting or have years of experience. From hive setup and management to onsite tutoring and mentorship, we’ll help you succeed while ensuring the health and well-being of your colonies. We’re passionate about promoting responsible and sustainable beekeeping practices that benefit the local ecosystem and contribute to a more vibrant, thriving world. Join us in our mission to preserve the beauty and diversity of our environment while enjoying the sweet rewards of beekeeping.

Hive Setup and Management:

Ready to take the plunge into beekeeping? Let us help you get started with our customized hive setup and management services. We’ll tailor your hive installation to fit your unique property and needs, ensuring that your hives have everything they need to thrive.

Our expert team will provide regular hive inspections and maintenance to keep your colonies healthy and productive. We’ll work with you to prevent swarming and manage any issues that arise, ensuring that your hives remain strong and productive.
With seasonal adjustments and support for optimal hive performance, we’ll help you get the most out of your beekeeping experience. Whether you’re a seasoned beekeeper or just starting, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Onsite Tutoring and Mentorship:

Ready to dive deeper into the world of beekeeping? Our onsite tutoring and mentorship programs offer personalized, hands-on training and guidance for beekeepers of all levels.
Learn essential beekeeping skills, from beginning hive management to when we harvest honey early summer after a nectar flow, with our expert team by your side. Gain insight from sustainable beekeepers, and access ongoing support and advice to help you succeed.
With our onsite tutoring and mentorship, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge you need to be a successful beekeeper. Let us help you take your beekeeping experience to the next level.

Quality Hive Inspections:

At Royal Jelly Bee Company, we take the health of your colonies seriously. That’s why our quality hive inspections go beyond a simple check-up to provide thorough examinations of your hives.
Our expert team will assess colony health, queen status, and pest or disease presence, providing recommendations for proactive and non-chemical solutions to maintain a healthy colony. We’ll work with you to implement best practices for hive management and maintenance, ensuring that your colonies thrive.
With regular monitoring and reporting, we’ll track your colonies’ progress and well-being to provide you with the peace of mind you need to enjoy your beekeeping experience. Trust us to provide the quality hive inspections your colonies deserve.
At Royal Jelly Bee Company, our ultimate goal is to create a buzz of positivity by promoting responsible and sustainable beekeeping practices. We believe in fostering healthy and genetically diverse bee colonies that contribute effective pollination services, promoting the growth of native plants and supporting a vibrant, thriving ecosystem. With our expert guidance, you can enjoy the rewards of beekeeping while also making a positive impact on the environment and the health of our precious bees. Let’s work together to preserve the beauty and diversity of our local ecosystems, one hive at a time.