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The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is a nonprofit program. When you support our shop, you’re supporting beekeepers, bees, and environmental programs that help restore ecosystems in central Appalachia.

Donate a Hive

Donate a Hive

$350

Your gift will allow us to provide a hive to a beekeeping partner. This donation includes a nucleus (nuc) bee colony and the full hive setup needed to house them. 

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

When you buy a hive for 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 the story of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective and a profile of a member beekeeper. 

All donations are tax deductible.