Adopt A Hive: Waynedale News

Article from the Waynedale News

Southwest Honey Co. has been working hard over the past couple of years to generate awareness within our community of the difficulties that honey bees are facing on a daily basis. Many have shown support by purchasing honey or perhaps attended an educational event “Explore the Honey Bee” for kids at the Waynedale Library or “Bees and Brew” at the Southwest Conservation Club. Regardless, they have received a great amount of response and ‘buzz’ in the Waynedale community. Co-Beekeeper, Megan Ryan shared, “Each of our community members is instrumental in helping improve the dire situation of the honey bees.”

Did you know that these tiny but mighty pollinators are responsible for over $15 billion dollars’ worth of our agriculture and 80% of the pollination required for our crops to grow? With statistics like these, it is said we should thank a honey bee for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we take.

With this information in mind, have you ever thought to yourself, “I Wish I could do more for honey bees?” or “How can I help?” Maybe you’re not a beekeeper, or you don’t have land space, or simply don’t have the time to learn but you still want to help the declining bee population. Southwest Honey Co. has just the solution. You can now Adopt A Hive for a year. They have 35 sustainably kept hives that need to be “adopted” in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. For just over 50 cents a day, one could be yours. So just think, as the bees prepare to bed down for winter, wouldn’t it be exciting if they emerged in the spring knowing that someone in the community was looking out for them?

This brand new Adopt A Hive program is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved! Adopting a hive helps to cover a portion of the large expenses of beekeeping equipment needed and the maintenance that it takes to properly care for a colony throughout an entire season. Surprisingly to many people, beekeeping is not cheap and takes not only a lot of time, research and patience, but is also a lot of materials and upkeep…

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More About Southwest Honey Co.

Raw, Local Honey & Gifts
Our unpasteurized and raw honey is bottled directly from the hive, so you can enjoy with confidence that it has pure nutrients, enzymes, and pollen. . .
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Learn More About Pollinators
We hold hands-on, fun and educational events and classes for kids (Explore The Honey Bee), adults (Bees & Brew) and seniors (Bees & Tea). . .
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Help Save Our Bees
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