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Honey Bees to people of Greater Boston & NH. Hives maintained at homes.  Now adding new public space bee adoptions & education!
Honey Bees to people of Greater Boston & NH. Hives maintained at homes. Now adding new public space bee adoptions & education!
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Congratulations all! Bees at homes! Bees at sponsored locations!           Business, and website are now launched, check it out:

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I want to be able to bring the benefits of bees (pollination, honey, and more) to people in the greater Boston and New Hampshire. The hives will “live” on other people's property, and Hive At Your Home (HAYH) will offer a yearly maintenance service.

The money for this project started this business by paying for bees to be placed at needy locations (CSAs, Community gardens, etc.) Funding was at levels to get honey, adopt a hive or have one brought to your home.

Missed out on the Kickstarter active funding? Don't worry there will be news posted as updates on this page AND this project launched HAYH! HAYH  is now an active business where you can get hives maintained at your home or join in and adopt/sponsor a hive at fabulous locations! to join in check out the HAYH website.

Speaking of getting honey- its raw, its treatment free unlike 99.9+ percent of "honey" (which might not be honey if purchased in store,) and it will create local sourced honey that will be kept separate to provide ultra-local honey to those in the community.

For every $100 of sponsorship a hive will be placed at worthy location already identified and waiting for sponsorship creating bee sanctuaries. This isn't just another plea for helping to expand a conventional apiary, this is a whole new type of service with awesome adoption locations to pick, that will actually use local bred bees with no treatments.

Sponsor Bees At Worthy Places:

The locations include Rural Middle Branch Farm an organic CSA serving a few hundred members, in New Boston, New Hampshire that will gain hives for pollination. Additionally a newly established educational farm, Coleraine Farms, in Brookfield, NH would gain the bees for both pollination and demonstration purposes. Another location is the  Weeks Brick House and Gardens in Greenland, NH, a non-profit open to the public. Now that the original goal is met we are bringing more hives to those first three places and and adding community gardens (i.e. Wilton Community Garden) in greater Boston and in New Hampshire. There are other locations that are awaiting support and if we can continue to grow we can help places like the Somerville Community Growing Center,in Urban Somerville, MA.

Rewards tie directly into size of project, if you select the adopt a hive level an additional needy location gets a hive this year. For the successful project launch there are identified locations that will receive bees. For every $100 of additional support past the goal a hive will be placed at worthy location already identified and waiting for sponsorship.

HOW:

I keep bees, Warrior Princess Apiaries (that's named after my daughter and all the daughter bees that are in the hives) is for honey. The project launch Hive At Your Home is of a brand new business that will only exist if the minimum goal is met, and will be a much larger venture if it is surpassed. Either a sponsor pays for a worthy location or a client pays for me to bring the bees, the hive and my expertise to their qualifying location where I will maintain the bees for a year. Hive At Your Home will service Boston, and MA north of the Pike, East of Worcester, and NH below the Whites. The only thing the person at the location needs to do is point out a location, enjoy them, and receive honey.

Included in the e-newsletters, after the first section of necessary details concerning Hive At Your Home business and schedule, I'll then be adding a section to update on the current hive activities and what detailed maintenance is conducted for those that are interested in the nitty gritty.  Watch out if you show interest in what is going on as I may drone on and on about bees, though I do realize some may just want a little honey and I'll spare those hours of bee chat.

The project grows in direct relationship to the funding, if you select Hive At Your Home level for $175+ there is one more hive to the project and this hive will be at YOUR home. With the success of this Kickstarter project (not going to say IF its successful,) I will then be able to open the business to clients in general. The business model being charging $175 supplying service identical to the $175+ HAYH funding level and offering the bee-havers honey from their own hive at 50% retail.

Many support bees, others have gardens needing pollination, some just want a hive of their “own”, and everyone would love honey. HAYH gives these things to those that prohibitive costs, extensive knowledge and time prevent, creating "bee-havers".

Beyond organic - local bred bees treated with nothing but respect.

This is not the normal venture to start a “bee keeping” business, this is the beginning of a “bee giving” business; I want to create a communities of "bee-havers."

Now that the kickstarter has come through HAYH exists, thanks! Go to the website to see and to take part in the business now that it is launched.  Get a hive, get two, adoptions and sponsorships continue:

Hive At Your Home Website

E-mail: HiveAtYourHome@GMX.com

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    Handwritten thank you note with possible child labor bee art. (Also included in larger pledges!)

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    Adopt-A-Bee. Bee named after you. I will forward photo of your bee and tell you a little about this individual bee. You (and every funding level) will get project updates.

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    Honey! Small bottle of local honey harvest this spring. (All rewards with shipments are domestic, for international e-mail me to add actual shipping.)

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    Piece of natural cut comb honey. (As the jar honey is leaving this in the dust as a choice, I can only surmise that you've never had this most prized of earthly delights, if you don't know how awesome cut comb honey is message me and I'll give you my exaltation.

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    Adopt-A-Hive. You name your adopted/sponsored hive, the hive labeled with your chosen name (and your name) will be placed at an organic CSA farm, educational center, or other deserving place found by Hive-At-Your-Home. You name the queen and receive adopted 2012 hive updates with photos.

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    Adopt-A-Hive and get honey. The privileges of being a hive adopter and receiving both a jar of honey and a piece of cut comb (from your adopted hive if possible.)

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    Hive-At-Your-Home. A hive located and maintained at your qualifying place for 2012. The privileges of being a hive adopter and receiving both a jar of RAW honey and a piece of cut comb (from your adopted hive if possible.)

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    Hive-At-Your-Home times two. As simply as doubling down on the benefits of one Hive-At-Your-Home.

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    Apiary Sponsor. A new needy location will be with bees. You get to pick a name for the apiary, get to adopt one hive there and receive a jar of honey and a piece of comb honey. 2012 updates on your adopted hive, the sponsored apiary as a whole, and how the apiary is helping the location will be provided.

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    Hive-At-Your-Home times five. Yup five hives

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