Help Save the Bees - Adopt a Hive / Adopt & Name a Bee

Adopt a Hive

With this option you will have roughly 60,000 new friends.  Your donation will help support a beehive at Funny Farm Apiaries for one season.  Your adoption will directly help support and sustain healthy bee colonies that are vital to pollination and the ecology.  Your donation will go toward purchasing hives, bees, equipment, and organic treatments to help the bees battle varroa and tracheal mites as well as other disease affecting the honey bees. For more information concerning equipment visit "The Hive".


Adopting is perfect for anyone interested in beekeeping but not able to have hives due to the expense, limited space or time.  Adoptions can be purchased for yourself or as a gift for family or friends.  They make great wedding or birthday gifts.  Each donation is for one year only.


Hive Adoption Packages

  • One share (1/12th) = $45 + S&H* = One (1-16oz.) jar of honey+ & a certificate of adoption.
  • A quarter hive = $130 + S&H* = Three (3-16oz.) jars of honey+ & a certificate of adoption.
  • A half hive = $260 + S&H* = Six (6-16oz.) jars of honey+ & a certificate of adoption.
  • The whole hive = $530 + S&H* = Twelve (12-16oz.) jars of honey+ & a certificate of adoption.

*US Shipping Only

+Honey is paid out after the fall honey harvest.


Bees are wonderful creatures performing a vital role in our ecology.


Adopt & Name a Bee

  • Drone = $5.00**
  • Worker = $10.00**
  • Queen = $20.00**

** You will receive a picture of your bee & certificate of adoption.


Sponsor a New Beekeeper

Beekeeping is an expensive pastime and new beekeepers find it hard to get started due to the cost.  Your donation will help a new beekeeper purchase the equipment and tools they need to get started. It is so important to get more people involved in this quest to save the bees.


Other Ways You Can Help

Stop using chemicals in your garden and on your yard!  Pesticides, insecticides and weed killer are powerful and persisitent and kill bees and other beneficial insects.  Consider biological and organic controls like ladybugs or praying mantis! Grow Native! Grow plants native to your region.  Select plants that produce a lot of nectar and pollen.  Ask your local garden supply shop for details.


Buy organic! Some seeds contain clothianidin and other systemic insecticides that kill bees and other insects.  Read the labels and if in doubt don't buy them.  Organic seeds cost only pennies more than conventional.  One reputable company we lke to use is Bakers Creek Rare Seeds. Some commercial compost contains imidacloprid, a very deadly insecticide.  This chemical gets into the soil and water thereby absorbed by plants, ingested by people, bees, and butterflies.  Go organic as much as you can.