Adopt a Honey Bee, your donation will directly help to support and sustain healthy bee colonies that are vital to
pollination and the ecology. Your donation will go to purchasing hives, bees, equipment, and organic treatments to help the bees battle Varroa and tracheal mites as well as other diseases affecting the honey bees.
Just like in the real world companies sell shares to help raise capital for business development we are selling
shares of our hives to help raise capital to continue raising healthy bees in Colorado.
Bees are wonderful creatures performing a vital role in our ecology.
Buying an Annual Hive share is perfect for anyone interested in beekeeping but not able to have hives due to the expense, limited space, or time. Shares can be purchased for yourself and make great gifts for friends.
Each donation is for one year only.
With your purchase of an Annual Hive Shares you will receive the following:
One certificate of ownership
Periodic updates on the hives, the bees, and beekeeping activities
One jar of honey*
*Barring any major unforeseen events that could (Colony Collapse Disorder) prevent the production of honey.
If we are delayed due to weather or hive loss we will roll your share until the following year.
Annual Hive Shares are divided into 1/12th.
Other ways to help: Donate or buy honey.
If you can’t adopt a bee now place here are a few ways you can help the bee in your area.
1. Stop using chemicals in your garden and on your yard! Pesticides, insecticides, and weed killers are powerful and persistent and kill bees and other beneficial insects. Consider biological and organic controls like ladybugs!
2. Grow native! Growth plants native to your region. Select plants that produce a lot of nectar and pollen. Ask you local garden supply shop for details.
3. Buy organic! Some seeds contain clothianidin and other systemic insecticides that kill bees and other insects. Read the labels and if in doubt don’t buy them. Organic seed costs only pennies more than conventional. Some commercial compost contains imidacloprid, a very deadly insecticide. This chemical gets into the soil and water thereby absorbed by plants, ingested by pets, people, bees, and butterflies. Go organic as much as you can.
For more information on ways to save the bees go to “10 ways to help save the & bees!”