Consulting: Becoming a beekeeper is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. However, when you are just getting started, everything you need to learn can seem overwhelming. We are here to help and are available to work with you and your bees. We can help with basics such as proper use of your hive tools and equipment as well as how to conduct inspections. We can also help address specific problems such as dealing with an aggressive hive, assisting with diagnosing pest and disease issues, to evaluating the overall health of your hive. We can also walk you through more advanced techniques such as making a split, and marking or replacing a queen. We want you to feel comfortable when working with your bees and will be happy to work with you to answer all questions as well as give advice on treatment or management decisions. Consultations are $50 per hour plus mileage to and from the store within the Colorado Springs Area. Areas outside of Colorado Springs will be assessed on a case by case basis and may be subject to extra fees for time and mileage. Leonard & Dolly Rickerman are currently the only authorized beekeepers booking consults on behalf of Rocky Mountain Bee Supply--we have no other authorized beekeepers doing consults for us at this time. To book a consultation visit with us, please call the store at 719-375-5094.