Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA
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Adopt-a-Hive | 2021 Honey CSA

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If you love the idea of doing your part for the environment and helping the honeybees, consider our Adopt-a-Hive program and our Honey CSA!

Enjoy the unique and fulfilling experience of adopting a hive of bees while making a real difference to the local pollinator populations without getting your hands sticky or getting stung ...

It's beekeeping with no "stings" attached!

What is a Honey CSA?

CSA's are a form of partnership between the farmer and the consumer that allow farmers to secure money when they need it most and allow consumers to commit to receiving a pre-determined amount of farm fresh produce.

Full Hive Adoption

Adopting one of our working beehives allows you to make a very real and immediate difference to the environment. Honeybee populations are on the decline, and citizens like you can help to reverse that. Share the experience of adopting a beehive with your whole family, your business or even your friends and know you are making a difference by working together. At the beginning of the season you invest in our small working farm, and in terms of a honey CSA you receive your harvest when we harvest the honey in the autumn. When you invest in our Adopt-a-Hive program you will be part owner of one of our hives for an entire season and be entitled to receive the following:

  • Full creative rights to name your adopted hive and it’s queen - we encourage creativity, or choose one of our existing hives!

  • an Adopt-a-Hive adoption certificate

  • 75% of honey production from your hive during the PURCHASED season*

  • A half day beekeeping lesson on our property and fun extracting honey with picnic, tea and scones!

  • Periodic updates and photographs of your adopted hive and (a few) of your bees

  • 20% off discount voucher for our online shop

  • Two packets of wildflower seeds to encourage bees to your garden

  • A large bag of Honey Bee tea, and two samples to share with friends

  • Knowing that you are helping re-establish pollinators and building up the honeybee populations in your area!

Mini Hive Adoption

Similar to the full hive adoption but with the Mini-Hive Adoption you'll receive:

  • an Adopt-a-Hive adoption certificate

  • 10% of honey production from your hive during the PURCHASED season*

  • A half day beekeeping lesson on our property and fun extracting honey with picnic, tea and scones!

  • Periodic updates and photographs of your adopted hive and (a few) of your bees

  • 10% off discount voucher for our online shop

  • One packet of wildflower seeds to encourage bees to your garden

  • A large bag of Honey Bee tea to share with friends

  • Knowing that you are helping re-establish pollinators and building up the honeybee populations in your area!

 

Honey Delivery

You can adopt an existing hive, or you can help us build up our apiary! ​The quantities at harvest will vary upon hive production (which is dependent primarily on the weather - pray for sunshine!) Honey will be available at the end of your adoption term. Please choose LOCAL PICKUP at checkout. Along with all the goodies listed above and you are invited to our property where you will be kitted up in a beekeeper’s suit and under careful guidance you will be given a lesson in basic beekeeping: spotting the queen, checking the health of the hive, lifting the combs, collecting the honey, examining the brood, and helping to extract the honey!

Our hope is that you will leave with a fuller understanding of beekeeping and (we sincerely wish) a desire to become a beekeeper yourself!

Harvests (averages):

2015 - N/A

2016 - 9.8 kg (new hives)

2017 - 16.3 kg (established hives)

2018 - 15.2 kg (established hives)

2019 - 7.650 kg (new hives)

2020 - 18 kg (established hives; requeened)

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