Accepting students for 2020

Bees4Vets is accepting students for the 2020 beekeeping season. If you are a veteran or first repsonder with PTSD or TBI and want to try something different that can help, give our web site a look. If you know a veteran or first responder with PTSD or TBI, give our site a look and have them give it a look. (There is no cost to our students for the program.)

We are happy to answer your questions. Just drop us an email, contact us on FB, or use the contact form on the website.

We have 10 spaces available in the program and those are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Bees4Vets still has openings for students

Bees4Vets still has openings for students

Bees4Vets still has student openings for this 2019 season. If you are a Veteran or First Responder with PTSD or TBI and are interested in our program, please contact us right away! If you know a Veteran or First Responder who might be interested in our program, please have them contact us. We’d be more than happy to talk to them and answer any questions they may have. The weather has pushed back the start of our beekeeping season, but we will be starting shortly.

Don’t delay, our total number of spots is limited!

We need your help, winter has not been kind to the bees

We need your help, winter has not been kind to the bees

Hive losses this winter have been heavy all over the country. Unfortunately, our apiary isn’t any different. At the high point last summer we had 32 hives. We went into fall with 26. We have come out of winter with 7, and only 2 of those look reasonably strong.

For us, this is a huge loss. We now need to replace more hives than anticipated and, since our students graduate with a hive and we don’t have hives to split, we need top purchase 6 additional hives for them, too. That means we need to purchase about 30 hives total in the next few weeks (and find someone who has nucleus colonies available for purchase still.) These will cost is between $160 and $200 each, assuming prices don’t go up dramatically due to the increased demand.

So, this is where you come in. Our only way to purchase the hives we need is to ask all of you to help us out. We need to raise sufficient funds to pay for the hives and only have 4 to 6 weeks to do so. There are a couple of options for how you can help us out.

Any donation will be a help, no donation is too small or too large. (We use PayPal for credit card processing. They take out 2.2% plus $0.30 per transaction. You do not need a PayPal account to donate.)

If you want to see what one of our students has to say about the program, please watch the video below, it will only take 60 seconds.

Thank you for your support of our program and your willingness to help us help our veterans and first responders.

Bees4Vets still has openings for students

Bees4Vets now helps First Responders

Bees4Vets is pleased to announce that we are now also accepting First Responders with PTSD and/or TBI as students.

Due to the incidence rate of PTSD among First Responders, we have decided, with the support of our existing students, to accept First Responders as students in our program. If you know a first responder (Fire, Law Enforcement or Medical) with PTSD or TBI, please have them contact us. We are accepting students for this year’s program right now.

Thank you for supporting Bees4Vets and helping us help our Veterans and First Responders.

TREK Mountain Bike

TREK Mountain Bike

The time to buy your raffle tickets is running out. Don’t miss your chance at this fantastic mountain bike.

One of our great prizes is a TREK Marlin 5 Mountain Bike: 18.5″, Black with an Aluminum Frame, SR Suntour 100mm travel front fork and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes front and rear, from Ray Fenwick Valued at $539.00. This is a really nice bike in the most common size. Delivery will be in person in the Reno area, we do not have a way to ship the bike, but you are welcome to come and pick it up.

Support Bees4Vets and get your chance at this great mountain bike. Get your tickets today. You can purchase right on the website at or catch us at the Riverside Farmer’s Market Saturday morning.