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.
Adopt-A-Rescued Hive U.S.
Our “Adopt-A-Rescued-Hive(TM)” program makes a great, thoughtful, mindful gift for any gardener, nature lover or foodie that is sure to please, and can be 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
- An “amazzzzing” fact sheet kit 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 successful harvest season, a sample jar of its honey (US)