Wondering what to buy a beekeeper for Christmas? Stop buzzing around aimlessly this holiday and instead check out my ultimate gift guide for beekeepers.
There are all kinds of great presents to choose from including practical gifts like beekeeping books and supplies but then there are also some unique and even funny gifts for beekeepers. Be sure to scroll through the whole guide to find the perfect gift for the beekeeper (or just bee lover) in your life.
*Of course these gifts are great for Christmas but most of them would also be perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and just-because gifts for a loved one or friend.
Christmas Gift Ideas For Beekeepers
The Beekeeper’s Bible
This books covers not only beekeeping practices but also goes into a history about it as well as even includes recipes.
It really does cover every aspect about beekeeping, but do keep in mind it does tend to concentrate more on classic styles rather than some new tech that has come out in the recent years.
This book would be perfect for a beginner beekeeper or even just an apiarist who appreciates the history and story behind keeping hives.
Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices For Honeybee Health
If the person you are buying for is really into organic practices and interested in something other than prefabricated hive frames, then this is a must-read book for them.
This books goes into complete details about building and maintaining a top bar hive as well as the benefits over your more traditional wood frame hives.
I would not recommend this book for beginners though as it is more of an advanced approach and one for experienced beekeepers.
The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden
Unlike the top-bar beekeeping book above, this book is one of the best books for beginner beekeepers as well as someone who just sees it as a fun backyard hobby.
The book has recently been revised and updated and provides more information on keeping things more organic and green such as information on pesticide-resistant bees and even urban beekeeping. It even goes into discussing top bar hives which is something of a new practice among apiarists.
The Beekeeper’s Journal: An Illustrated Register for Your Beekeeping Adventures
This is something different from the other books in that it is a journal were you can keep all your beekeeping records in one place.
The book allows you to keep a do-list as well as specific observations and any interesting details so you keep track of what is needed and what may or may not be working well with the hive.
There are also helpful tips, recipes and even some how-to’s that are helpful as well.
Beekeeping Tools and Supplies
Although beekeeping can save people money and even be profitable at times it can also get expensive for all the tools and supplies. Some of the best apiarist gifts come in the form of practical items that can be used to help them be more efficient or simply just allow them to take better care of their bees (or more of them).
These are great practical gifts that will definitely get their use even if the person you are buying for has similar tools already.
Beekeepers can always use an extra pair of good quality beekeeping gloves as they are a must-have for handling the hives.
The J-Hook bee hive frame lifter and scraper is one of the most popular tools and is super inexpensive as well, as is the bee hive brush.
If you are looking for a present that is more related to the honey aspect, check out the items below.
The customized honey jar labels would be such a thoughtful gift for a beginner beekeeper who may not even be thinking about bottling honey yet. You could even buy the labels and the jars and have the jars all set for the beekeeper’s personal honey.
Unique Beekeeper Gifts
If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for beekeepers instead of just the practical items listed above, I have you covered as well.
With the practice of beekeeping becoming more and more popular, even just among backyard hobbyists, there are more and more ideas for gifts that have become available.
Here are some gift ideas that will please just about any beekeeper.
~Christmas Ornaments for Beekeepers~
These Christmas ornaments make a special gift and show that you put some real thought into something unique for the Christmas present. Any bee lover or beekeeper would love seeing any of these ornaments hanging on their tree celebrating something that they cherish.
Be sure to check out some of the funny beekeeper shirts listed below as well especially if you know a beekeeper with a great sense of humor.
~Beekeeping Gifts For The Home~
These are definitely unique gifts that you aren’t going to find everywhere. The personalized pillow has to be one of the coolest items that I have seen for a personal gift for a beekeeper.
~Beekeeper Jewelry and Other Accessories~
How beautiful are the bee hair pins? Those would make such a wonderful gift for the lady beekeeper in your life.
The keeper of the bees keychain is cute way to get a personalized gift for someone that doesn’t cost a ton of money and is still something really thoughtful for people who may be on a tight gift budget.
Funny Beekeeper Gifts
Of course you don’t have to be completely serious when it comes to gifts for beekeepers as there are so many great funky and funny gifts ideas. It could be a shirt with a fun saying on it or even a sign that shows the person’s love of bees.
Here are just a few of the witty beekeeper gifts that would be perfect for close friends or family members. Some of them you may even find perfect for that beekeeper dad or mom.
I personally love these funny gifts for beekeepers. These are the types of presents were you will always remember who gave you the gift with a smile on your face.
So, there you have it… just about any type of Christmas gift for a beekeeper that you could ever think of.
You may be asking yourself which is the best gift for a beekeeper?
My opinion is the best gift is always the one with a special meaning behind it as well as the most thought. If you know that the apiarist in your life really could use a book or beekeeping supplies then that is the best choice. On the other hand, if you know they would love something unique or funny that is related to beekeeping then that is what you should get.