Eligibility, Requirements, and Benefits
Sponsor-A-Hive places native bee houses and honey bee hives across the U.S. and Canada to empower underserved communities to grow food, bolster local ecology, and protect vital keystone species. Each year, we provide bee homes, ongoing support, and educational materials to schools, gardens, and other community groups to help foster local native bee resilience.
Spring 2021 Award: Native Bee Homes
Currently, 1 in 4 of North America’s 4000 bee species is at risk of extinction. To help protect and boost native bee populations, we are awarding up to 300 native bee homes across the United States, thanks to our generous program supporter Garnier.
To uphold our commitment to sustainability, we designed a beautiful, lasting home with woodworker Cornelius Schmid that is constructed with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified, sustainably-sourced wood. Investing further in local communities and green jobs, our houses are manufactured by Brooklyn Woods, an organization that trains unemployed and low-income New Yorkers in woodworking and fabrication skills. Our bee tube partner is industry leader Crown Bees.
In 2021 we shipped out 500 bee homes to around the U.S. and Canada. We are currently closed to new applications at this time and hoping to relaunch again in 2023!
Exclusive Corporate Partner for Sponsor-a-Hive 2021
We are thrilled to collaborate with Garnier, a brand setting the bar when it comes to sustainability with their Green Beauty initiative. This complete end-to-end approach to sustainability aims to transform every stage of Garnier’s value chain, reducing or eradicating environmental impact.
Corporate Partners for Sponsor-a-Hive 2020
Grant Support for Sponsor-a-Hive 2020
Past Supporters of Sponsor-a-Hive include Patagonia, Neal’s Yard Remedies, The Mountain, Google, Trixie Cosmetics, Google, Sweet Harvest Foods, Trader Joe’s, Dadant, Barr Hill, Emily Austin, neubau, Mann Lake, Palais Des Thes, Boxed, Red Bee Honey, Pinkberry, James E. Dutton Foundation Inc., Harry Barker, Associated Photo + Imaging, Rowing Blazers, MYDAR, and Clif Bar Foundation.