Adopt a hive of honey bees! Learn about beekeeping from anywhere. The hives are located at non-profits in Central Virginia. Your adoption supports the hive and you get the perks!
Choose your level of adoption from the options below, and you'll start receiving the benefits of adopting a hive.
All adopters receive:
Honey bee adoption makes a great gift or group project.
Support the care of a beehive. You will receive a custom adoption certificate with a photo of your hive, regular reports with photography, quarterly videos, honey if/when available.
Only one "Name-A-Hive" adopter per hive. You will receive all benefits of "Adopt-A-Hive" as well as the ability to name the hive. The name will be posted on the hive for all to see!
Only 4 adopters per hive at this level. You will be provided an unpainted, empty hive box. You and/or your organization can paint it (some restrictions apply) and we will install it for your bees. Can be shipped anywhere in the US.
This level of adoption will start a new hive either at a participating location or a new one of your choosing. Enjoy all the benefits of the "Adopt-A-Hive" level as well. If you are a Central Virginia non-profit hoping to participate, please contact us.
Green Dogs Unleashed is a non-profit organization committed to rescuing animals in need, rehabilitating them and professionally training them to become therapy dogs and then placing them in homes to give back to the community.
GDU currently has 4 hives onsite, available for adoption.
The Rockfish Valley Community Center provides a venue for cultural, recreational, social and educational activities for the residents of the Rockfish Valley, the citizens of Nelson County, Virginia and the surrounding area. Visit the Rock!
RVCC currently has 1 hive onsite, available for adoption.
Hope's Legacy is an all-breed rescue working to save equines from abuse, abandonment, neglect, slaughter, or whose owners can no longer care for them. Hope's Legacy works with the future generation, teaching responsible equine care.
Hope's Legacy currently has 1 hive onsite, available for adoption.
Visible Records is an artist run community studio space and gallery in the Carlton neighborhood of Charlottesville, VA. Located at 1740 Broadway Street, the warehouse is also home to Decipher Brewing and a community garden known as Common Field.
Visible Records has 1 hive onsite, available for adoption.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center is a regional technical education center that helps high school students and adults obtain the jobs they seek. CATEC provides workplace readiness for a 21st century workplace.
CATEC has 2 hives onsite, available for adoption.
Scottsville's Center for the Arts and the Natural Environment works to make Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Environmental programs accessible to all members of the community regardless of gender, age, or physical ability.
SCAN has 2 hives onsite at the "SCAN Land" in Scottsville, available for adoption.
WillowTree uses human-centered design to build great digital products. WillowTree is a huge part of the Charlottesville Technology scene. Their hive is locatied at the SPC office, with the Visible Redords bees.
WillowTree has 1 hive available for adoption.