Beekeeping Mentorships – Astor Apiaries

Beekeeping Mentorships

--- Mentorship services currently available in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx only ---


First-Year Mentoring

Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby but can become overwhelming if you don't have a good strategy in place. Let us guide you through your entire first year.

Includes:

  • Full year of exclusive regular updates on what your bees are doing and what you should be doing throughout the season.
  • Direct phone and email support with beekeeper, Nick Hoefly.
  • Picture/Video Evaluation of your hive when needed.
  • Seven(7) 1-hour onsite visits throughout the Active Bee Season (Apr-Oct). Additional time/visits available at discounted rates.
  • 10% Discount in our shop and on other services.

Not sure if our First-Year Mentoring is right for you? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll answer any questions you may have!

12-month Mentorship: $1995

 

Intermediate Mentoring

This package is for hobbyists who have kept bees for more than one year but would like to have ongoing supervision. We will guide you through the bee season, but with a hands-off approach so you can hone your skills as a new beekeeper. 

  • Full year of exclusive regular updates on what your bees are doing and what you should be doing throughout the season.
  • Direct phone and email support with beekeeper, Nick Hoefly.
  • Picture/Video Evaluation of your hive when needed.
  • Seven(7) 1-hour onsite visits throughout the Active Bee Season (Apr-Oct). Additional time/visits available at discounted rates.
  • 10% Discount in our shop and on other services.

Not sure if our Intermediate Mentoring is right for you? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll answer any questions you may have!

12-month Mentorship: $1295

 

Active Season Mentoring

This package is for hobbyists who have kept bees for more than one year or first-year beekeepers who understand beekeeping basics and do not need a full year's support. We will help guide you through the bee season and build on your current knowledge.

* Please note that this mentorship package covers the Active Bee Season only, which is April through October. Support, visits, etc during winter months will be charged a la carte as a House Call or 1-on-1 Support.

Includes:

  • Exclusive regular updates on what your bees are doing and what you should be doing throughout the bee season.
  • Direct phone and email support with beekeeper, Nick Hoefly.
  • Picture/Video Evaluation of your hive when needed.
  • Three(3) 1-hour onsite visits over the course of the active bee season(April-Oct). Additional time/visits available at discounted rates.
  • 5% Discount in our shop and on other services.

Not sure if our Active Season Mentoring is right for you? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll answer any questions you may have!

Active Season Mentorship: $695

 

Beekeeping House Calls / 1-on-1 Support

Just need the occasional help with your hives? Have us come out and help you with your beekeeping needs. We can do everything from 1-on-1 lessons, hive installation, hive inspections, pest management & treatment, supplemental feeding, on-site honey harvesting, hive autopsy(if your hive dies, swarms or absconds), etc. Have an experienced beekeeper help you make the necessary course corrections to keep your bees happy and healthy.

Not sure if our House Calls / 1-on-1 Support is right for you? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll answer any questions you may have!

Beekeeping House Calls: $85/hour