Host a Beehive – help bees POLLINATE Your neighborhood!
HOST A BEEHIVE – HELP BEES POLLINATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
How to contribute – If you have an organic farm, a pesticide-free large yard or garden, an area full of fruit trees or native flowering plants, a flat roof with flowering vegetation nearby, you have the perfect home for honeybees.
Pollination services – The bees and equipment remain ours but in return you’ll reap the benefits of pollination without the training and hassle of opening a hive full of bees.
Rewards – Once the colony produces more honey than the bees need, we’ll extract the extra honey and share two pounds of raw treatment free honey with you per hive.
Benefits – By hosting a honeybee hive in your own backyard, you can do your part to help save the honey bees one colony at a time.
Hosting a hive is a great way to help increase the honeybee population in your local area.
An apiary is a place where beekeepers keep bees and beehives for the production of honey.
Essentially it is a bee farm, whether small or large, and the beekeeper is an apiarist.
Domestic honeybees are a critical part of the global ecosystem and of agriculture in particular, because they pollinate up to one-third of all crops that contribute to food production.
Preserving and increasing the U.S. honey bee population has become more important than ever in recent years as parasites, disease, pesticides and loss of habitat have decreased the bee population across the country from 6 million managed honey bee colonies in 1947 to just 2.5 million in 2014.
This problem threatens more than $15 billion in U.S. fruit, vegetable and nut production, because yield depends on the pollination process. In an effort to restore the numbers to healthy levels, the federal government, sometimes through individual states and sometimes directly, has made grant funds available for businesses that raise honey bees.
mihai / beekeeper