The Honeybee Conservancy inspires communities to plant bee habitat and act as stewards for bees; supports bee research in an effort to end bee population declines; advances science and environmental education; supports local food initiatives; and encourages communities to support their local beekeepers. The Sponsor-A-Hive program bestows material grants to help people safely set up, maintain, and observe on-site bee sanctuaries at schools, community gardens, and green spaces across the United States. Sponsor-A-Hive bee homes will:
- Bolster bee populations
- Advance education across multiple academic areas
- Support local food initiatives
- Inspire communities to act as stewards for bees and bee’s natural environment
- Improve quality of life for people in the community
Amount: Grants are made in the form of honey or solitary bees, their homes, bee keeping equipment, and information on how to care for the bees.
Eligibility: Organizations located in the United States that are one of the following: grade, middle or high school; college or university; tribal education agency; environmental center; or a food bank or community garden that does not charge a membership fee. Organizations should have an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exemption letter or a NCES school ID number and have been in existence for at least one year.
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