Congratulations all! Bees at homes! Bees at sponsored locations! Business, and website are now launched, check it out:
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.
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:
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