Giving Bees, Giving Food
Imagine a gift with wings -- a tireless donation that helps grow one-third of the food we eat in this country. Now imagine bee hives arriving at schools and community gardens across the country. We’re proud to announce that with your support, we made this happen in 60 communities this year.
These 60 Sponsor-A-Hive bee grants will positively impact food accessibility, environmental education, and nutrition for over 84,800 children and adults. The Sponsor-A-Hive program has created bee sanctuaries in 25 states, stretching from Washington to Maine and California to Florida.
We couldn’t have done it without you and the generous support of
CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT TO THOSE MOST IN NEED
We select our Sponsor-A-Hive grantees with one goal in mind: to make fresh food available to those who need it the most. That’s why we send bees to community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms that provide locally-grown food to schools, soup kitchens, senior centers, and food deserts.
Sponsor-A-Hive grantees don’t just receive bees and beekeeping equipment. We also provide them with curriculum, resources and mentorship. Our beekeeping expertise and ongoing support will help our partner organizations place and sustain their bee homes to ensure the long-term success of their work. With both honey and solitary bees, we are able to give grantees the bees that suit their environment best.
Garden City Harvest, Montana
Global Prep Academy, Indiana
Spitzer School of Architecture and High School for Math, Science and Engineering, New York
Springwater Environmental Sciences School, Oregon
"The Honeybee Conservancy bees will help us provide 2,200 pounds of fresh pesticide-free produce to our local food bank, located in a food desert"
Joe Balderas, Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, Ohio Sponsor-A-Hive bee recipient 2017
WHERE ARE THE 60 NEW SPONSOR-A- HIVE BEE SANCTUARIES?