One of our sponsors has been so excited about having bees at their house that he has purchased his own jacket so he can get in close, watch and sometimes help when we do inspections at their house. He's even asked to come on other inspection visits in order to learn more about bees. We love this enthusiasm. Enjoy these pictures of him and Mike doing inspections at our Willow Springs location. If you think he looks familiar, you probably spotted him in the last blog post about our visit in Inverness. He joined us there as well!
We have all kinds of sponsors. Some who are content to let us do our thing, others that want to be right in there with us.
We typically keep a spare bee-keeping jacket in the car with us when we go do hive inspections / site visits. So if you are ever feeling brave enough to get in there with us, or even to just get a closer look, you are more than welcome to suit up and dig in!
Recently, the teenage son of one of our sponsors and another sponsor of ours wanted to get into the hives with us. Here are some pictures of the hive inspection at our Inverness location!
Even though there is snow on the ground and the temperatures have been awful, we are getting geared up for the next beekeeping and honey season! We are currently accepting applications to sponsor hives between now and the end of March. If you, or someone you know, is interested in sponsoring beehives at your property or business, go to our contact form and submit your request.
What do you get when you sponsor hives? What benefits are there?
1) You help to provide pollination for all of the fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees and plants in a 5 mile radius of your location. This will not only improve your garden, but help your entire neighborhood's ecosystem improve.
2) Bees are in danger, with bees providing the pollination necessary for 1 in 3 bites of food we eat, you are helping to maintain the health of our food sources.
3) Watching the activity in and out of your personal beehives had a meditative quality (I think) and the quiet hum of activity adds to the richness of your backyard.
4.) HONEY! You will get 2 gallons of honey out of the hives on your property for you to use how ever you want! Most people find that 2 gallons of honey is more than enough to carry them through the year, but if you find you need more honey, you will get a discounted rate to purchase additional honey from us! (At this point, we cannot guarantee that any additional honey will come from your hives, but be sure that the honey will be from the hives that we take care of)
Just Bee Cause
Mike is the bee-keeper, Joanne is the photographer / record keeper, and Dale is our trusty mascot!