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.
- Our raffle runs until the end of the month. You can purchase raffle tickets here on our site and there are still tickets available.
- You can donate to us through our donation page or by sending us a check.
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 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.
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 https://bees4vets.org/raffle/ or catch us at the Riverside Farmer’s Market Saturday morning.
What is more romantic than a champagne balloon ride? You could be the lucky winner of a Champagne Balloon Ride for 2, all you have to do is purchase 1 or more raffle tickets for your chance and help a veteran at the same time. Don’t miss out, purchase your raffle tickets now!
The Champagne Balloon Ride for 2 has been donated by Allen Anderson of Creative Impressions, Minden, NV.