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Rescuing Local Organic Farm Bee Hives
$500 Raised
67% of $750 goal
11 contributors
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Ended Oct 4, 2014
A local organic farm's beehives lay empty and abandoned. My daughter and I want to rescue them, and in turn help ensure this year's crops. We have the knowledge and support, and just need the resources to do it right. More ...

A local CSA's beehives lay empty and abandoned. My daughter and I want to rescue them. I always had an interest in bees, having attended lectures, read books, and even joined the Western New York Honey Producer's Association, where I have found mentors to help us.

But it's not without expense. Not counting time and gas, equipment and supply costs will probably be over $250 per hive and about $200 for tools and protective clothing, etc.. Depending on how much we raise in the next week, before it's too late to buy a "nuc" (queen and workers), we hope to restore at least two hives this year.

This father-daughter project will help ensure the success of over 200 heirloom crops, and possibly start a hobby that we can share for life, becoming active voices in the protection of the honeybee's future and the ecology that depends on them.

{The farm whose property the hives are on is Native Offerings Farm in East Otto / Little Valley. More information on them can be found at NativeOfferings.Com}

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Jar of Honey
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Sample of honey, size dependent on yield for year, probably raw with or without comb. Source of nectar will be predominantly organic crops (diversity categorizing it as wildflower honey). May require shipping cost if outside Western New York.
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Tour of Hives
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Accompany us on one of our hive inspections for the year, usually a Saturday or Sunday. Carpooling may be available if in Buffalo Area. Includes tour of organic farm where hives are located.
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