HealthyBees=HealthyGardens “SAVE THE BEES” Event

Our Healthy Bees

HealthyBees=HealthyGardens “Save The Bees” event

IMG_0698When: Sunday August 2, 2015 @ 12-3 pm
Where: Washington Park (2025 Washington street) in Eugene
What: Looking for some volunteers to help organize, advertise, need of website help and set up/tear down for this event.
FREE Educational Bee event – Fun for the whole family!Bring a picnic lunch & come learn about honey bees, mason bees, and how you can help them by planting a healthy pollinator garden. Native Plant walk, Observation bee hive, and more!

Local healthy honey tasting, Pollinator jewelry, stickers, signs & honey for sale.

Sponsored By:
The Village School
Village School
Partners for Sustainable Schools
Tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted to help care for our happy bees and educational programs.Please call for questions or volunteer opportunities!

Please contact Jen Hornaday
Cell: 541-914-2225

Apply to Host-a-Hive!



Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens is a successful local business that is growing and looking for help.  We are now accepting applications for our 2015 volunteer programs, Host-a-Hive and Mentorship programs.


Host-a-Hive is an opportunity to connect with your neighbors in order to create a pesticide-free block win Eugene; a hive can be placed on your property and you will learn about the life cycle of bees while having them pollinate your flowers and fruit crops.  Bees will help increase the quality and quantity of your fruit, vegetables and flower gardens.  Program cost is $500, which includes purchase of a new Langstroth hive and the beekeeper’s time to do the necessary work of hive keeping.


The Mentorship Program is an opportunity to learn about apiculture (raising bees) by helping experienced bee keepers work with bees in the neighborhood hives of the Host-a-Hive program.  You will learn the skills you’ll need to be a successful, independent beekeeper.  Volunteers should be in good health and have the ability to lift 50 pounds – honey can be surprisingly heavy.  Program cost is $300, trainee supplies own Langstroth hive if necessary.


Other volunteer opportunities available – include help with our website, feeding bees when necessary , and other field chores.


Please e-mail Jen Hornaday at, or send an application to Jen at 65 East Maynard Avenue, Eugene OR 97404.  Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.

BEEVENT Pollinator Conference


Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens in the Register-Guard!

Check out this great video and article from the Register-Guard about the volunteer work we are doing in schools:

Full Article With Video

A portion of the proceeds from the upcoming Benefit for Bees as well as from your generous donations go to continuing our ability to volunteer in community schools.

Zipper Pulls are Here!


Zipper pulls are $6.00 each and come in a variety of colors and pollinators.
If you contact us to make a mail order, please specify which pollinator you are ordering.


Donate to Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens!

Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens can now receive tax deductible donations!

For details see our Donations page.

Thank you for your support & for helping protect our precious pollinators!!


Bee Jewelry and Wine Tags at the Holiday Market

Here is a sampling of some of the locally made jewelry we will have available at the Holiday Market December 6th and 7th! You can also always contact us to have an order shipped as a gift! (shipping extra) Please contact us if you have any questions about our bee products which are all hand made in the USA by Jen.

Necklaces $10


Earrings $15



Wine Tags $20 Per Set



Pollinators, flowers & colors may vary per order as there are many different designs & only 4 wine tags per order.

Check back – zipper pulls coming soon!



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

Click to see more information: Benefit For Bees


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


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!

Red Flower

Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Workshops for Beekeeping and Hive Building








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:

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

Download this flyer as a PDF