Have you ever wanted to keep your own bees, but couldn't find the time, space, or money? Our innovative adopt-a-hive program allows you to experience the thrill and satisfaction of helping the bees without having to get stung or invest in a bunch of equipment. Plus, you get honey & wax products (all made by us)!
We recognize that beekeeping is not for everyone, but everyone needs honeybees! And here at the homestead, we could always use a hand as we work to provide local honey! We want to give you and/or your family an opportunity to share in the rewards and responsibility of maintaining a hive in our apiary.
What you get:
When you adopt you will receive a welcome package. Included in the package is your first jar of honey, bee related handmade gifts, information about us and our bees, a name plaque to name the queen of your hive, certificate of adoption, and a hive box to decorate however you please.
Monthly you will receive a jar of honey. It will be a mix of our regular wild flower honey, creamed honey, and new this year- flavored creamed honey. At the 6 month mark you will receive another package of luxury wax products (to be determined).
You will also receive updates about your hive and photos throughout the year. As well as an optional, scheduled visit to your hive with a full inspection.
As these products are hand delivered, we ask that you are local. We would like to keep it in a 30 mile radius from Elkhart.
if you are not local, but still want to participate, you can! We will just modify slightly. No hive box decorating. Shipping to your home.
Where your money goes:
Helping us expand our apiary with the purchase of bees (They come in a 3lb package with a queen, other wise known as an artificial swarm). Your money also helps us to feed the bees in the early months when there is nothing for them to forage and in the winter months as well.
Receive your welcome package when you purchase and monthly deliveries will start in April and go until February 2021.
The Holton Homestead