WHY HOST OR ADOPT A HIVE?

Hosting a hive on your own land, or adopting a hive on someone else’e site, is a great way to help increase the honeybee population in your local area.

By hosting or adopting a honeybee hive, you can do your bit in helping to save the honeybees one colony at a time. And you get to experience what it’s like to keep bees without all the work.

HIVE PACKAGES

BUSINESSES   |   SCHOOLS   |   INDIVIDUALS   |   COUNTRY ESTATES

OPTION 1
HOST A HIVE
HIVE LOCATED ON YOUR LAND
up to 2 fully managed colonies on your site
2 x half day engagement sessions
Regular checks on hive activity & bee health
Option of BeesMax Bee Hive Box
£995 per year
OPTION 2
ADOPT A HIVE
HIVE LOCATED ON SOMEONE ELSE'S LAND (we can help locate for you)
up to 2 fully managed colonies
2 x half day engagement sessions
Regular checks and client access via booking system
BeesMax Bee Hive Box
£995 PER YEAR

Packages include:

  • Survey of site for hive suitability
  • Hive installation
  • Care and regeneration of colonies
  • Swarm prevention & management
  • Winter hive insulation
  • Treatment for diseases using only natural non-manufactured ingredients
  • Immediate replacement should the colony abscond
  • Pollination of the local area
  • Minimum one year fully serviced installation

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

You don’t just have to host or adopt a hive. If you wish you can opt for our ‘Training and Engagement’ programme and include an Arnia™ data collection system in your hive to monitor bee activity and behaviour.

HOST AND ADOPT A HIVE SERVICE

HOW DOES IT WORK?

STEP 1: REGISTER

REGISTER your interest by contacting us here: contact us.

STEP 2: SITE SURVEY

We will conduct a SITE SURVEY to ensure the location is suitable for one of our hives, and possible position on site for the hive(s) to be situated.

STEP 3: PAYMENT

Once hive size, location and optional extras have been agreed, you will then receive an email to make PAYMENT, either annually or monthly options available.

STEP 4: DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION will then be organised.

STEP 5: ONGOING SUPPORT

You will received all the ONGOING SUPPORT and maintenance as part of your agreed package. Watch the flowers on location, even fruit and vegetables, grow larger and stronger due to all the pollination from your bees.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What is the difference between hosting, adopting and sharing a hive?

A. Deciding whether you can host, adopt or share comes down to your location and your budget.

HOSTING A HIVE is when you pay for an exclusive hive that is located on your site. We will do a site survey to ensure the hive is in the best location, and we will fully manage the hive on your behalf.

ADOPTING A HIVE is when you financial support a hive that is located away from your site. Perhaps you do not have the appropriate space or the environment is not best suited. We have many locations around the UK (typically schools, National Trust land and country estates) that have been donated to us for the purpose of hosting hives for businesses, schools and individuals.

SHARING A HIVE is where individuals can contribute towards a colony’s upkeep. A few people jointly supporting their own hive that we host for you. You can visit your hive and see your colony, knowing your contribution to the BeesMax project is making a difference.

Q. How do I know which size hive is best for my location?

A. BeesMax will carry out a comprehensive site survey at your location and will discuss the best options for you.

Q. What is expected of me once I have the hive(s) on my site?

A. As little or as much as you wish. BeesMax will fully manage your hive(s) but you do have the option of learning about hive management and developing your skills. You can also engage your employees if on a business location; great for CSR too. Ask us for more details.

Q. I do not have space for a hive. What can I do?

A. Not to worry. We’d love your support and we can put your hive at locations around the UK on land already donated to us for use with our BeesMax project. You can also opt for the online data service to keep up to date with activity in your remote hive.

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