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Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens in the Register-Guard!

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

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.

Apply to Host-a-Hive!

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

Holiday Markets

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Please come show your support for Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens and our precious pollinators by buying Pollinator Jewelry, Local Raw Honey, Propolis, Wax, Candles, Stickers, Signs, & Mason Bee Houses made by Village School students! ( 75% of bee house sales goes to the Bee Education program at The Village School.)

Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens will be at:

The Holiday Market at The Fairgrounds in Eugene on Sundays for 5 weekends starting November 19 (11 am – 6 pm).We will be in The Farmers market room next to River Bend Farms. See info about the Holiday Market Here.
Holiday Bazaar at the Elmira Grange November 17 & 18 (9am – 4pm) – 88764 Sprague Rd. Elmira 97437
Holiday Bazaar December 2 (9 am – 3 pm) at 1400 Lake Drive – Emerald Park

Please contact Jen @ 541-914-2914 for questions, if you want to schedule a private honey tasting, or if you can help with any of the events.
Thank you for your support!

Join Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens at Mountain Rose Herbs

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Join us at the Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile on June 20th in celebration of our pollinator friends and the summer solstice!

Mountain Rose Herbs will have free tea, live music and a raffle.

Plus, a percentage of sales that day will support our work.

Show Moms & Bees Some Love on Mother’s Day!

Benefit For Bees

Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens is hosting a benefit for bees on May 14 at Whirled Pies in Eugene at 199 W 8th.

Join us from 2pm to 5pm for a great family event with silent auction items and Coconut Bliss ice cream!

There will be prayer flag making, a coloring table, and music by Rob Tobias with special guest Paul Biondi.All donations are tax deductible and will go toward the bee education program.

Learn How to Create Healthy Spaces for Honey Bees

Jen Hornaday of Healthy Bees=Healthy Gardens will be speaking at the Elmira Grange on Saturday November 21. The presentation will feature how to create healthy spaces for honey bees & how to invite pollinators into your yards to help increase your fruit, flower, & vegetable production!Jen will be speaking from 11am-12pm and there will be honey tasting and pollinator jewelry & honey for sale from 11am-2pm. Elmira Grange is located at 88764 Sprague Street in Elmira 97437.