Alright well the season is upon us already and I think its time for some expansion. I would like to expand my bee colonies by 2-3 hives, (even more if we really exceed the goal!). I had two hives but lost one late in the fall last year so I'm done to only one. Hopefully that can change, with your help!
Bee numbers have been dropping in recent years due to CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). This is a huge problem that most people don't even realize because bees are one of the key pollinators in just about every flowering food you eat! Now not everyone can have a hive and look after it, but that where this project comes in. You can contribute to saving the bees, promoting pollination, and even get some of the spoils (oh so sweet honey!).
So my plan is to purchase a couple young colonies. The new colonies will be placed in a nice squared off area which I will need to build a fence for. Then I have other expenses as well such as more boxes(each hive will need an immediate super put on it when I get them), frames, honey bottles, lipbaum tins, queen excluders screens, etc. So raising more than the goal only helps give the bees better hives, etc. but for now I'm just trying to focus on getting the basic hives set up and running.
Thank you for reading, I hope for your support!
**If funding goes over the goal, for each subsequent $300 I will buy another beehive!
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