Help BeesMax reverse the decline of the UK bee population.

SHARE A HIVE PLANS

PLAN 1
£8.50 p/m
or £95 p/yr upfront
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1 x jar of honey per season
Share your hive with 9 other people
1 x half day engagement session
Remote access via online data portal
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PLAN 2
£14 p/m
or £160 p/yr upfront
2 x jars of honey per season
Share your hive with 5 other people
2 x half days engagement sessions
Remote access via online data portal
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PLAN 3
£20 p/m
or £240 per season
4 x jars of honey per season
Share your hive with 3 other people
2 x half days engagement sessions
Remote access via online data portal
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PLAN 4
£40 p/m
or £475 per season
8 x jars of honey per season
Share your hive with one other person
2 x half days engagement sessions
Remote access via online data portal
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Why share a hive?

  • Every contribution helps us locate and maintain more hives for the repopulation of more bees across the UK
  • Encourages individuals who might not host or adopt a hive to be involved in the care and regeneration of colonies
  • Create new homes for bees in the wild
  • Contribute to biodiversity, improving local environments and ecosystems
  • Support our work in reversing the decline of the UK bee population
  • Enjoy the increased number and heath of flowers and fruits in the locality of the hive

SHARE A HIVE PLAN

HOW DOES IT WORK?

STEP 1: REGISTER

REGISTER your interest by contacting us here: contact us.

STEP 2: LOCATION CONFIRMATION

We will locate a hive that is closest to your postcode and assign you with the hive code. You will be avle to access the data online showing bee health and behaviour in your hive. 

STEP 3: PAYMENT

Once hive location has been agreed, you will then receive an email to make PAYMENT, either annually or monthly options available. 

STEP 4: ONGOING SUPPORT

You will receive regular updates about the behaviour and health of the bees in your hive. You will also be able to view the live data of your hive online and have the opportunity to visit your hive. 

Some sharing plans include honey from your hive being sent to you once harvested. 

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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