Sponsor-A-Hive is a program that advances bee conservation and empowers communities with the education, tools, supplies, and bees needed to support sustainable agriculture in their neighborhood. We provide free bees and more to local organizations that have passed a rigorous application and interview process and express an interest in partnering with us to advocate for our precious pollinators.
Our application is now closed. It closed on November 11, 5pm PST / 8pm EST
We estimate we'll have 200 native or honey bee homes available. Our 2020 application is on our beekeeping grants page.
To be eligible, applicants must be located in the continental U.S. or Canada.
Yes, we would be happy to receive materials that help illustrate your story. In the application, you will be able to upload files under 5 MB.
We do not partner with individuals or families, or with organizations that do not meet our eligibility requirements, as outlined on our Sponsor-A-Hive page.
If your organization’s application was selected last year, you cannot reapply this year. You will be able to apply two or more years after becoming a Sponsor-A-Hive partner.
Invited applicants will receive an email confirmation that your application was received. It will arrive within the hour after your application was submitted.
All applicants will be notified in December 2019.
We are thrilled that you want to help! Check out our #BeeTheSolution page to learn what you can do to help bees (such as planting a bee garden). Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you’d like to donate so that more bees can be placed in community and school gardens around the U.S. and Canada, visit our Donations page.