Advancing Bee Conservation and Food Justice

We are creating a more sustainable future through the gift of bees. Our Sponsor-A-Hive program places native bee homes and honeybee hives across the U.S. and Canada to empower underserved communities to grow food, bolster local ecology, and protect this vital keystone species.

Bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat and lie at the heart of countless ecosystems. Each year, Sponsor-A-Hive gifts native bee homes or honeybee hives, equipment, and continuous training and support to schools, gardens, and other community groups to help foster local resilience.

Our Impact

bees pollinators

10 Million Bees Protected

social impact bees

747,000+ People Impacted

bee hive

308 Bee Homes Distributed

national beekeeping program

44 States (in 2020: 50 States + Canada)

Native Bee Conservation

There are over 4,000 species of native bees in North America alone. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 of those bees is at risk of extinction. To help conserve and boost native bee populations, our Sponsor-A-Hive program includes the option of receiving a native bee home. These low-maintenance, compact structures are a wonderful solution for communities that prefer not to manage a honeybee hive. Some of the native bees who make their home here include leafcutter bees, mason bees, and miner bees.

Sponsor-A-Hive Corporate Sponsors