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Donate a Queen Bee

Donate a Queen Bee


Your gift will allow our nonprofit to provide a queen bee to a beekeeping partner. We teach our partners to re-queen each hive each year to ensure strong genetic stock and healthy hives. Many of our queens come from our ABC Queen Rearing program. We are raising our own queen bees to selectively breed a hearty line of locally adapted honey bees. We hope to continue growing this program over the coming years to provide all queen bees for partner hives.

We have over 850 hives spread across more than 100 partners. Every additional hive, new bee colony, or queen bee helps us to increase honey production, grow the project and support partner beekeepers.

When you support an ABC partner, your gift boosts the partner’s income. A hive can produce approximately 40-60 pounds of honey for sale each year. A diligent beekeeper can also split his or her hives each year, meaning that your gift may grow into an entire apiary over the next several years.

It also helps the environment. Bee hives stimulate plant communities within a two-mile radius through pollination. And our beekeeping program helps partner beekeepers learn to interact on a personal level with our region’s unique ecology, building a stronger appreciation for natural processes and the environment.

Are you giving in honor of someone? When you donate a gift in honor of another person, we will send you a beautiful honor card after your donation is complete. This card is a great way to let your family and friends know about the impact of the gift you made in their name. All donations also come with a beautiful detailed card telling our story and a profile of a member beekeeper. 

All donations are tax deductible. We will send you a letter noting your donation for your records.

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