Announcing the 2017 Sponsor-A-Hive Grantees

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?

DID YOU KNOW?

15% of American households are food insecure, not knowing where their next meal will come from. That’s why we place bees to pollinate fresh food where it’s needed the most.

Bees increase crop yield up to 71%. Support Sponsor-A-Hive