Hello, We're The Honeybee Conservancy

Like you, we’re passionate about helping bees and creating a world where everybody has equal access to fresh food. We bring inspiration and education to schools and communities. We work to create more habitat for bees. We also partner with gardens and urban farms across the U.S. to create bee sanctuaries that pollinate, educate and help build a greener, more sustainable world.

Our Focus

Bee Sanctuaries

Local Food

Education

Outreach

Bee Sanctuaries

Bee populations have been mysteriously declining.

We bolster bee populations by placing vibrant honey and solitary bees in ‘bee sanctuaries’ across the U.S. The bees are strategically placed where they can pollinate locally grown food and serve as educational magnets. We also partner with forward-thinking organizations creating their own bee sanctuaries.

Local Food

Bees are a crucial component of any local food initiative.

Bees can not only improve fruit and vegetable quality, but also increase crop yield by up to 71%! Our Sponsor-a-Hive partnership program places our most precious pollinator in farms and food gardens that feed communities. We focus on farms working to feed the 24 million Americans that live in 'food deserts', low-income areas that are more than a mile from a supermarket.

Education

Our bee science and education programs build environmental stewardship.

We care about the lives of bees and how critical they are to the health of our ecosystem. We provide teachers with lesson plans and activity sheets designed to build reading and science skills, raise environmental awareness and empower students to learn about the bees through guided activities. We also empower students to help bees through individual and collective action. Our Bee Ambassadors educate people on how they can work to address declining bee populations.

Outreach

We participate in outreach events at schools, museums, gardens and community gatherings to speak with people about the crucial role bees play in our food system. Since 70% of honey eaten in America is imported, our outreach oftentimes include honey tastings that introduce participants to the many varied flavors of honey.