Two bee keeping vendors made donations to Bees4Vets this year. Those donations directly help support the equipment needs of our program and students.
I want to thank Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and GloryBee for their generous support of our program and students. Without the support of the beekeeping community we wouldn’t have as nice a program for our veterans.
If you would like to support our program, we can take donations via PayPal, check, or cash as well as donations of equipment. We also accept volunteers to help our students lift and move hive boxes, etc.
We want to give a big “Thank you!” to the Community Foundation of Western Nevada for their support of Bees4Vets and our Veteran beekeepers.
On July 25th The Community Foundation of Western Nevada awarded Bees4Vets a $500.00 general support grant. This grant will directly support our program and students. We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and belief in our program.
Every week our student’s inspect their hives. They get to see the hives develop and get to compare them to each other. Every hive is different, some grow faster, gather more nectar,etc. Some grow rapidly, some barely grow at all. Our students get to see it all, hives that go queenless, how to combine hives, how to make splits and all the other normal tasks of beekeeping.
Here are two of our students inspecting a hive May 28th.
The hives are growing and the students are learning more every week. We couldn’t be happier with how the year is going so far.
This is the apiary as of June 4, 2018. Most of the hives are doing great and we’ve gotten a couple of spare queens mated.