Frequently Asked Questions

 

Donations

Thank you for your inquiry! As you can imagine, The Honeybee Conservancy receives a large number of sponsorship requests. We regret that we’re unable to fulfill or respond to every request, however, we’ll contact you if more information is needed.

In assessing sponsorships, we evaluate the overall opportunity which includes how it fits with our sustainability goals and the impact on the communities in which we serve.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, can donate on our website. Any donation made would support our programs including Sponsor-A-Hive, which places bee homes in communities with limited access to fresh food. The bees will increase yield in community and school gardens, providing food to soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, schools, Veterans centers and a myriad of other social service organizations.

The Honeybee Conservancy is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Let’s connect on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you!

Category: Donations

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, can donate on our website. Any donation made would support our programs including Sponsor-A-Hive, which places bee homes in communities with limited access to fresh food. The bees will increase yield in community and school gardens, providing food to soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, schools, Veterans centers and a myriad of other social service organizations.

Alternately, a check made payable to “The Honeybee Conservancy (Anthophilous)/SEE” can be sent to the following address:

Anthophilous/ SEE
Attn: Finance team
23532 Calabasas Road, Suite A
Calabasas, CA 91302

Thank you for your generosity!

Category: Donations

For in memoriam gifts, we send out an email to the families to notify them that a donation was made in the honor of a loved one. For this, we would need the information below sent to melipona@thehoneybeeconservancy.org. Please include “In Memoriam Donation” in the subject line.

Your Name
The Email Address where you want the acknowledgment sent
The Name of the Person You Want to Honor
The Amount of the Donation [if you would like it mentioned]
Would like to be named in the email or remain anonymous?

The Honeybee Conservancy(Anthophilous) is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

We are deeply appreciative.

Let’s keep in touch on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Category: Donations

For Teachers and Students

We’re very excited that you are interested in teaching your students about honeybees. We have several programs and materials popular with teachers.

Grade schools

Our Sponsor-a-Hive Educator’s Kit is downloadable and free. You’ll be asked to provide your contact information so that we can notify you whenever we have new materials (we promise not to to spam you!)

We also have a Lesson Plan library available to you.

Our blog has many resources including how to create a bee garden.  And here is a recent blog post on 21 flowers that attract bees.

We would love to see your student drawings and projects about bees. Please feel free to email us photos or share them with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

High-school and Colleges

If you are a high school or college-level educator, please let us know if you would like to partner on creating materials for your students!  Just email bee@thehoneybeeconservancy.org to connect.

Thanks!

Are you seeking information?

We have a very small staff so we are unable to answer individual questions, though we do have quite a bit of information on our website. Our blog has many resources including how to create a bee garden.  And here is a recent blog post on 21 flowers that attract bees. You also may want to check with your local beekeepers’ association for more information. 

For information on a variety of bees, please visit this page on our website: http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/about-us-2/bees/

 

We truly appreciate your charitable fundraising efforts on behalf of The Honeybee Conservancy! Due to our small size, we are unable to provide support.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, can donate on our website. Any donation made would support our programs including Sponsor-A-Hive, which places bee homes in communities with limited access to fresh food. The bees will increase yield in community and school gardens, providing food to soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, schools, Veterans centers and a myriad of other social service organizations.

Again, thank you so much. And — if you do host a fundraiser on behalf of The Honeybee Conservancy — please send us a photo or two.

We wish you great success! Please also connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  Thanks!

About HBC

The Honeybee Conservancy/Anthophilous is a 501c3 non-profit established in 2009 to raise awareness about the collapse of honeybee populations and the risk posed to $15 billion dollars’ worth of U.S. agricultural revenue products.  HBC educates about the importance of bees and the challenges to their survival. HBC also seeks to inspire individuals to help boost bee populations in order to strengthen our environment and maintain our food supply.

HBC’s Sponsor-a-Hive program strategically places honeybees and solitary bees and their homes in places where bees can bolster local bee populations, advance science and environmental education, and pollinate locally grown food.

The Honeybee Conservancy also establishes & maintains “bee sanctuaries” including honeybee hives, bumblebee, native, and solitary bee nesting sites. The hives are placed in local gardens, urban farms and green spaces where they can serve as a valuable environmental and educational resource.

In addition, HBC provides educational outreach programs to schools and children’s organizations and engages in broad community outreach to educate the public about honey, solitary and native bees, and other pollinators.

The leaders of The Honeybee Conservancy work on a volunteer basis and manage and execute the majority of programs. Volunteers who come from all walks of life and include teachers, writers, artists, retirees, and college students assist the work on a project-basis.

The Honeybee Conservancy has a small budget, funded primarily by small individual donations. Through strategic partnerships, resourcefulness and pure passion for the subject, HBC has been able to make a much greater impact than its small size and limited financial resources might suggest.

Category: About HBC

Abuzz! (New for 2017!)

Abuzz! is a special newsletter designed for teachers and full of information about bees. If you “sign up to receive some buzz” on our Education page, you will be notified when Abuzz! is ready for distribution. Visit the following link on our website: http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/projects/science-environmental-education/

Bee Ambassador Program

Our Bee Ambassadors help inspire and educate the next generation of sustainability- minded citizens through school and community visits. Bee Ambassador visits are available to book year-round and are perfect for audiences of all- ages. Click here to find out more!

Video

Watch our videos and help us spread the word.  To share these videos, copy and paste the links below into an email or instant message, embed them into your web or blog page, or share them on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Please don’t forget to tag us 🙂

Join the Honeybee movement! Visit the following link on our website: http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/act-today/videos-to-buzz-about/

Category: About HBC

Sponsor-A-Hive places bee homes in communities with limited access to fresh food. The bees increase yield in community and school gardens, providing food to soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, schools, Veterans centers and a myriad of other social service organizations. We’ve distributed over 75 hives to date, impacting over 84,000 people.

The 2017 Sponsor-A-Hive grant program has concluded, but the 2018 grant program will reopen again in Fall 2017. Please visit the Sponsor-A-Hive question-and-answer page to learn more.

You also can sign up to receive updates from The Honeybee Conservancy.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, can donate on our website. We are a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Please connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Category: About HBC

All About Bees

For information on a variety of bees, please visit this page on our website: http://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/about-us-2/bees/

Category: All About Bees

Thank you so much for your work on behalf of bees! Since you’re interested in possibly planting a bee garden, here is a link to information on how to create a bee garden.  And here is a recent blog post on 21 flowers that attract bees.

We would love to see your bee garden photos (especially if pollinators are in the photo!). Please share them with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Catch our attention by using our handle.
Thanks!

Category: All About Bees