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.
"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."
Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, Ohio
"Thank you for the bees, which are helping transform two abandoned lots into a flourishing farm. We've already grown 3,500 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables for the region's hungry families, and reached 22,000 people with free, nutritious GMO-free food."
Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association
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.
We are proud to have gifted more than 300 bee homes to communities across the United States. By the end of 2020, our reach will extend north, bringing increased bee security across Canada.