Sponsor-A-Hive Bee Partnerships

Bees offer a wonderful way for children and communities to learn about science, ecology, agriculture, societal structure, mutual cooperation, and even history – all by caring for and observing the activity of bees maintained on an on-site bee house. The innovative Sponsor-A-Hive program provides bees and equipment to help people safely set up, maintain and observe the aforementioned on-site bee sanctuaries at schools, community gardens, and green spaces across the United States.

The Sponsor-A-Hive program provides honey bees, mason bees and/or leafcutter bees, their homes, bee keeping equipment and information on how to care for the bees. Bees are strategically placed in locations where they can bolster bee populations, advance science and environmental education and pollinate locally grown food. Also provided is the Sponsor-A-Hive Teacher’s Kit, which is full of lesson plans and worksheets to teach kids more about their bee home. It’s designed to build reading and science skills, raise environmental awareness, and empower youth to help the bees. Eligible applicants must have been in existence for at least one year, will provide minimum of 1 program/project evaluation report, and fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Represents one of the following types of organizations:
    • Grade, middle or high school;
    • College or university;
    • Tribal education agency;
    • Environmental center;
  • Food bank or community garden that does not charge a membership fee;
  • Has an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter or a NCES school ID number;

Amount: Materials and Support covered for Bee-Keeping
Deadline: October 31, 2017

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