MAKE AN IMPACT
TOGETHER - WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
When I introduce a single hive, it brings roughly 60,000 bees to the neighborhood, increasing bee populations and pollination. They diligently pollinate a variety of fruits/vegetables/trees/bushes/perennials within a 3 mile radius of each hives location, because of this we get to reap higher produce yields, and more abundant flowers. This also contributes to the bustling ecosystem we have here in the neighborhood while supporting urban honey bee populations. Hosting a hive will likely be a strong connection point between you, your family, and our natural environment.
Nurturing a community of like minded and passionate bee lovers is one of the many rewards of this program. Bringing folks together to share my love of bees and beekeeping while creating that connection point has been so valuable. Ultimately I feel that the bees are a catalyst for bringing people together whether it’s a random conversation at the park or huddled around a hive during inspection. I will offer “Group Hosting”, which will allow us to reach more people and spread the cost across a number of households.
One of the beauties of beekeeping is that I learn something new, nearly every day. I am continually improving my methods to ensure my colonies thrive.
All of my hosted hives serve as a teaching center, we learn lessons from the hive each and every time we inspect. Keeping an open door policy during inspections is an important point for me so that anyone who is interested in learning more can!
THESE SWEET LITTLE CREATURES NEED OUR HELP!
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS WE CAN DO:
Add pollinator friendly plants to your garden to feed the bees. I am working on a plant list that you might find helpful.
Whenever possible, try to choose non-chemical methods for maintaining your yard and garden. When chemicals must be used, bee sure to follow the directions on the label, and consider spraying in low wind conditions, and just before dusk while the bees are in bed.
Host your own honey bee hive, or... become a beekeeper!
BEE CAREFUL! Sign
Print this, and post it outside for your neighbors to see. Posting between early September and first snow fall, is ideal.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEES AND BEEKEEPING
These have been some very useful resources for me as I learn about bee culture and how to become a better beekeeper.