Host A Honey Bee Hive In Your Own Backyard!!
by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
Wondering what it’s like to keep bees but don’t have the expertise, equipment or time? Host a honey bee hive for us instead. Hive hosting is easy and FUN!!
Hive hosting lets you experience what it’s like to keep bees without all the work or having to open a hive. All you need to do is provide a bee safe location, free of pesticides and we’ll provide the bees and everything they need. The bees and equipment remain ours but in return you’ll reap the benefits of pollination without the training and hassle of opening a hive full of bees. Once the colony produces more honey than the bees need, we’ll extract the extra honey and share two pounds of raw treatment free honey with you per hive. If your hive fails or does not make any extra honey that year (which sometimes happens) you will receive two jars of honey from one of the other hives in our program. If you love local honey, you can’t get honey any closer than your own backyard!
Hosting a hive is a great way to help increase the honeybee population in your local area. Honeybees are struggling in modern society due to pesticides, mono crops, diseases and pests. By hosting a honeybee hive in your own backyard, you can do your part to help save the honey bees one colony at a time.
Honeybees need excellent sources of pollen and nectar, that are free of pesticides, to stay healthy and thrive. If you have an organic farm, a pesticide-free large yard or garden, an area full of fruit trees or native flowering plants, a flat roof with flowering vegetation nearby, you have the perfect home for honeybees. By providing a honeybee colony with a safe location you will soon reap the benefits of higher produce yields, more abundant flowers, and you will be doing your part to help save the honeybees one colony at a time.
We have limited spots available for 2017 for locations in Northeast Massachusetts. Please sign up for our Host A Hive Email List and a beekeeper will get in contact with you to discuss the program. Please also sign up for our email newsletter to stay up to date with happenings at Beverly Bees! Thanks for helping to save bees!