ADOPT-A-HIVE PROGRAM

Without honey bees, we would not have Apples,  Almonds, Blueberries, Cherries, Avocados, Cucumbers, Onions, Grapefruit, Orange, Pumpkins and many more foods. But our honeybees, like most our pollinators, are under threat. Loss of habitats, pesticides, diseases, pathogens, pests and climate change are threatening their survival and the well-being of many colonies, decimating their numbers (most apiaries lose 30-40% of their colonies each year, which means thousands of colonies die). One way you can help them is by adopting a colony managed by a beekeeper who does not use chemicals or so-called “organic” treatments in their hives, and raises their bees naturally and mindfully so they can thrive despite the odds. 

 

 

 

Our “Bee Mindful, Adopt-A-HiveTM” program makes a great, thoughtful, mindful gift for any gardener, nature lover, environment conscious person or foodie that is sure to please. Plus it’s a wonderful educational experience for a child... In fact, it’s ideal for anyone who:

  • Would love to have their own hive, but doesn’t have the time or space

  • Wants to contribute to the protection of our ecosystems and the environment in general

  • Wants to learn more about the role of the honeybee

  • Loves bees and honey

  • Enjoys their garden and nature

  • Grows their own produce

  • Is a foodie or passionate about food – including locally sourced produce

  • Cares for the environment

  • Believes in natural, organic and mindful practices for food production and livestock/husbandry

  • Wants to contribute to the well-being of future generations

 

When you adopt a hive from a natural, mindful beekeeper, you provide tangible support to a live colony of honey bees and helping safeguarding them for future generations. In addition, you get the following:

  • A certificate of adoption for your colony

  • Tips and advice to help you help bees in your garden and your community

  • An “amazzzzing” fact sheet full of bee trivia to impress your friends

  • Quarterly updates for a year about the hive you adopted

  • The opportunity to visit your hive, a real hive with a real beekeeper (US)

  • After its first harvest season, pickup a jar of its honey (US)

 

“Bee Mindful, Adopt-A-HiveTM” options are, per year:

  • Adopt a US hive from Austin, Texas - $50

  • Adopt a hive from the Republic of the Congo and Bee Mindful will donate them a hive and help an African beekeeper generate revenue for her/his family - $80

  • Provide beekeeping training to an African family in need to put in practice the say "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." - $50

 

In all cases, you will be helping a colony of bees and their beekeeper, and making a tangible difference for future generations and the well-being of those pollinators.  When adopting a hive or training a beekeeper in the Republic of the Congo, you will in addition make a difference in the life of a family in need.

What else can you do to help honey bees?

We are so glad you asked....Even if you don’t adopt a hive at this time, there are many other things you can do to help bees and other pollinators in the process:

  • Support organic farmers by buying their products

  • Avoid buying GMO foods (GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms)

  • Use organic gardening practices and natural pest control in and around the house

  • Avoid the use of toxic chemicals (including pesticides, herbicides and fungicides), especially glyphosate and neonicotinoid based products

  • Swap your lawn for a food garden or natural pollinator garden with plants rich in nectar and pollen that bees love to feed on. As a bonus, your fruit trees and produce will yield twice as much!

  • Provide fresh water in a bowl with rocks or sticks for bees to stand on

  • Avoid buying honey at the grocery store: too often it has been heated, counterfeit, diluted with syrups and imported from abroad.

  • Buy only local, raw, unfiltered honey from hives that were not treated to support small natural beekeepers maintain healthy hives without chemicals.

If you don't want to buy bees or set them up on your property, yet still want to help the bees and/or get some honey from bees you sponsor, contact us now at BeeMindfulHoneyFarms@gmail.com

DON'T BEE A STRANGER ... ASK YOUR QUESTIONS!

BEE MINDFUL HONEY FARMS

7606 Wildwood Circle,

Austin, TX 78737

BeeMindfulHoneyFarms@gmail.com

 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Sun: closed

 

Tel: (512) 699-0605

 

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