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 healthybeeshealthygardens@