Do you love honey? Have you always wanted to keep bees but don’t have the knowledge or space to do so? If you answered yes to either one of these questions then Beehive Adoption may be for you! I recently decided to adopt a beehive from Cox’s Honey and it’s been a fun experience.
Did you know that honeybees play a crucial part in our environment? Honeybees provide pollination for more then 1/3 of out crops. They play an essential role in our ecosystem. Honeybees provide natural, sweet, and delicious honey. Researchers and scientists have declared the rapid decline in the bee population a major crisis and have confirmed that pesticides, neonictonides, and improper hive care are the culprit. This massive drop in the beehive population is a major concern and threat to our ecosystem. That’s where beehive adoption comes in.
When you adopt a beehive you become a beehive sponsor ensuring that a community of bee’s are protected and cared for correctly and our research can continue to solve the major environmental issue. Also 10% of every purchase will be donated The American Beekeeping Federation in your name to further preservation efforts for the Honey Bee.
So what do you get for adopting a beehive? I received a personalize Beehive Adoption Kit. Included in my kit was an adoption certificate with my blogs name on it, a letter explaining the beehive adoption program, photos of the beehives, the actual GPS location of my hive, updates on how the bee’s are being cared for, 12 oz. of liquid Cox’s Honey, and 20 oz. of Cox’s Creamed Honey. I will also receive 10% off of any Cox’s honey purchase and 10% of the adoption fee will be donated to The American Beekeeping Federation. Then, depending on what level of adoption (bronze, silver, gold, or platinum), you will receive a certain amount of bulk honey.
I am a platinum member. So in addition to my personalized adoption kit, 10% off honey, and my 10% donation I’ll also be receiving 7 1/2 pounds of liquid honey in February, 7 1/2 pounds of Creamed honey in May, 7 1/2 pounds of liquid honey in August, and 7 1/2 pounds of creamed honey in November. I’ve already received 7 1/2 pounds of Cox’s Creamed Honey and it’s been delicious. I put it in my tea and I’ve used it in several baked goods. It’s easier to use the creamed honey in baked goods then the liquid form.
I’ll leave you with a quote about honeybees from Albert Einstein. “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
So remember, the Beehive Adoption program is a unique way for someone to get connected with nature even when time really doesn’t permit. It would be a great project for school classrooms and scouting groups. You can even participate as a family and learn about honey bees together. What a great way to support one of nature’s most valuable resources and reap the rewards at the same time. Visit the Beehive Adoption website to learn more.
I received a Beehive Adoption Kit in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.