Sponsor a beehive!
Help the environment | Eat honey
Whether you are a business, organization, or a residential individual, you can sponsor a beehive and reap the rewards!
How does beehive sponsorship work?
When you sponsor a beehive you leave the hive management to Youth Bee Works and you get the honey. The cost will vary depending on the hive location. YBW will set up a bee hive at any location you choose and manage the hive throughout the year. Hive management includes:
After the year is up and honey extraction has occurred we will give you all the honey and prepare for the next year.
$1,000/year for beehive management in our apiary. $2,000/year is the general cost for offsite hive management.
What can I do with the honey? You can design your own label and bottle the honey, give it away as gifts, use it in your cooking, or sell it. The honey is yours to enjoy! This is a great way to educate others on the important of honey bees. With each bottle of honey you give away also please consider sharing our Youth Bee Works brochure that has educational honey bee facts and information about our organization.
Why is hive sponsorship important?
Beehive sponsorship is a two fold way of helping the environment. 1. You increase the number of pollinators in your area. Providing more pollinators means more fruit and vegetables growing which helps the gardeners and farmers produce more food. Increase in pollinators also helps the wild animals like squirrels, deer and birds who rely on wild fruit and nuts as a food source. 2. You help the environment because having a beehive always catches people's attention(most will want to purchase honey from you) and spreading awareness about the honey bees plight is very important saving the bees.
Do I have to sponsor a beehive on my property or can I keep it at your apiary?
We are happy to keep your sponsored hive at our apiary. You will still get all the honey at the end of the year and we will let you choose a hive name that will be added to the front. We will send you a photo of your bees hard at work and you can proudly display in your business office, organization HQ or home.
Your business or organization will be added to our homepage with a link to your website. We encourage all who visit our website to support our sponsors.
How much honey do I get each year?
The amount of honey will vary depending on the seasonal influences but you can expect 20 - 30 pounds of honey each year. More than 30 if there is a good nectar flow!