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 email@example.com, or send an application to Jen at 65 East Maynard Avenue, Eugene OR 97404. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
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 $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.
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!!
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.
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
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!
Hope to see you there!
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!
For more information or questions email Jen Hornaday: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register call River Road Park District at 541-688-4052.
Download this flyer as a PDF
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!