***SAVE THE DATE***

12/13/14: Save the date for the “Benefit For Bees”: noon-4pm at Cozmic Pizza!

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Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens will be at the Holiday Market!

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Visit Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens at the Holiday Market December 6&7 th at the fairgrounds.
Please come visit us & taste our award winning healthy honey from Eugene’s Pesticide- Free neighborhoods.
You can support our program by buying our honey, bee jewelry, other bee gifts, & by signing our Honey Bee Friend Pledge.
We will be located at the fairgrounds in the Winter Room – which is the craft room inside & off to the right of the main entrance.
Thanks for your support!

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Hope to see you there!

 

Upcoming Workshops for Beekeeping and Hive Building

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If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper but don’t know where to start then this is the class for you! In this fun, interactive class you will learn how:

  • To build your own Langstroth beehive.
  • To safely care for your honeybees.
  • Provide food for your bees by planting a pollinator garden.

Workshops are held at Emerald Park: 1400 Lake Drive Eugene

Mondays: 7-8:30 pm from  3/31 – 4/21

5th class will be on a Saturday in May at Jen’s home to inspect multiple beehives and learn about planting pollinator gardens!

Adult $60

Senior: $50

For more information or questions email Jen Hornaday: heathybeeshealthygardens@gmail.com

To register call River Road Park District at 541-688-4052.

Download this flyer as a PDF

Save the Bees Meeting, March 15, 2014 at Cozmic in Eugene

Please join us on Saturday, March 15 for our next meeting. Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens will be there with stickers, signs and honey; Bruce Newhouse will speak about how you can help provide habitat and food for native pollinators; and, we’ll have a film screening and lots of other resources on pollinators and pesticides.
More details to follow!

Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens Receives 2013 Rachel Carson Award

The HornadaysWe’re proud to say that Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens was recently presented with the 2013 Rachel Carson Award! The award is given annually by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) to community members who have worked to significantly reduce pesticide use in their community. Here’s what they had to say about it: NCAP 2013 Rachel Carson Award

It’s an honor to receive the award, and we are grateful! We’re also looking forward to working more with NCAP as we continue our work to protect bees by eliminating pesticide use. Thanks everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help Save the Bees, August 25

Bachelor Button & BeeHealthy Bees = Healthy Gardens wants you to come show your support for bees & healthy spaces! Join us in Washington Park from 12 – 3pm on Sunday, August 25 for food, fun, and activities all designed to show what you can do to help our community and save the bees! This event is free and also includes:

- Honey tasting (all from local hives!),
- Info session with Bill Wood all about Warré beehives,
- Native plant tour by Bruce Newhouse,
- “Transforming Suburbia” talk by Jan Spencer,
- Info and action opportunities from organizations like:

Oregon Sustainable Beekeepers
Lane County Beekeepers Association
Beyond Toxics
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
and Glory Bee Foods

- Snacks by Toby’s & Carmen’s, music and more!

For more information, please contact Jen Hornaday at healthybeeshealthygardens@gmail.com!

Welcome To Our Website!

Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world’s food. In North America alone, honey bees pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, including almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples. In fact, we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of food we eat.

We all rely on bees – and the pollination services they provide – every day.

Healthybees=Healthygardens is a neighborhood organization dedicated to the preservation of the honeybees. The goal of Healthybees-healthygardens is to educate the community about how we can live together in a healthy and safe environment free of harmful chemicals. We are hosting beehives in the Eugene area to create spray free zones.

The first “Save the Bees” event was on March 24th, 2012 at Washington Park (2025 Washington in Eugene) from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. This event had educational bee information, our top 25 pollinators, native plant walk, potluck picnic, music, and more!

Please come join us, and commit to our “Honey Bee Friend pledge” to make Eugene more sustainable.