SAVE THE BEES

Help us protect the precious pollinators responsible for 1 in 3 bites of food.

SPONSOR-A-HIVE

Our flagship program places native bee homes and honeybee hives with community organizations ranging from food banks to gardens to schools to bolster local ecology and build community resilience. 

TAKE ACTION: #BeeTheSolution

Check out 10 easy ways you can help protect bees and their habitat, while building communities and food justice.

EDUCATION

Discover the magic of bees, beekeeping, and sustainablity. Whether you want to become a beekeeper or simply share the power of pollinators with children, The Bee Conservancy’s courses and resources accommodate a broad range of age and experience levels.  

Protecting Bees, Building Habitat, and Strengthening Communities Together

A New Era for The Honeybee Conservancy

After a wonderful decade as The Honeybee Conservancy, we are thrilled to share we’ve relaunched as The Bee Conservancy to better capture our expanded mission to protect all bee species around the world.

Bees lie at the heart of our survival. They pollinate 1 in 3 bites of food we eat and are essential to the health and prosperity of countless ecosystems.

However, bees are in peril. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, more than half of North America’s 4,000 native bee species are in decline, with 1 in 4 species at risk of extinction.

The Bee Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting bees, safeguarding the environment, and securing food justice through education, research, habitat creation, and advocacy. We strive towards a day when all bee populations thrive in protected habitats, and are supported by an engaged global network.

Native Bee Species in North America

Did you know that there are more than 20,000 species of bees around the world? About 1/5 of them pollinate plants across North America.

Species Are at Risk of Extinction

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, more than half of North America’s 4,000 native bee species are in decline, with 1 in 4 species at risk of extinction.

Bites of Food Pollinated by Bees

Bees are an essential part of our agriculture, pollinating many fruits, nuts, and vegetables.  Their health directly impacts food security.   

 

“Thank you for the bees, which are helping transform two abandoned lots into a flourishing farm. We’ve already grown 3,500 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables for the region’s hungry families, and reached 22,000 people with free, nutritious GMO-free food.”

Kathleen Katstrip, Sponsor-a-Hive Recipient

Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association

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Bee Conservancy Native Bee Home Sponsor a Hive Award