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Adopt-A-Hive Program

Valley View Farm Adopt-A-Hive Program

ADOPT-A-HIVE PROGRAM

At Valley View Farm we are dedicated to help save honeybee populations and educate the public about colony collapse. We invite you to join us in working toward a solution by ‘adopting’ a hive for a year in support of pollinator education in the Northern Piedmont of Virginia. With your help, we can continue to reach compassionate and caring people who are effectuating change to benefit pollinators!

Not a beekeeper, don’t have land space, or don’t have the time to learn but still want to help the declining pollinator populations? This is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved! Each ‘adopted’ hive will be kept in Valley View Farm’s apiary and comes with some sweet perks for the ‘adopter.’

Valley View Farm will care for your hive. Our apiary is located in a sustainable area of Valley View Farm that is preserved in perpetuity under conservation easement.

APIARY FRIEND – $75

  • Name added to the Valley View apiary fence line
  • Name added to the Valley View website
  • 4 quarterly update e-letters with photos about the Valley View apiary
  • 10% discount on all jars of honey from our apiary
  • Invitation for two to the annual Honey Bee Lovers’ Spring Picnic.
Apiary Friend, Valley View Farms, Jar of honey with yellow flower, honey comb, and honey spoon
Adopt a NUC (bee nucleus colony), Valley View Farms - Green Wooden Box Hive

ADOPT-A-NUC – Hug a Drone - $125

Adopt a nucleus hive or “nuc” for one year.

  • All the Apiary Friend benefits, plus
  • Receive an Official adoption certificate
  • 4” x 6” printed hive photo
  • (2) 12 oz. jars of honey from our apiary

(Note: The Apiary tour is included only with Adopt-A-Hive. Nucs are resource hives in the apiary and may be maintained at 5 frames, split to create new nucs or moved into 10 frame equipment to develop into a production hive for the following year.) For gift adoptions, please provide is with the gift recipient’s name and email address.

ADOPT-A-HIVE – Worker Bee Girl Power - $350

  • All the Apiary Friend & Adopt-A-Nuc benefits, plus
  • Your name placed on your hive
  • An additional (4) 12 oz. jars of honey from our apiary
  • Upgraded 5” x 7” hive photo
  • One (1) Noble Hive T-Shirt
  • Annual tour for 2 of the apiary, including hands-on exploration of your hive.
  • $25 Donation in your name to the Honeybee Conservancy
  • LIMITED AVAILABILITY; ADOPT TODAY

(Note: Bee suit and equipment provided for your visit. A liability release must be signed prior to the apiary visit. Tours are not available for anyone with a bee sting allergy. Tours are weather dependent and available on select scheduled days) For gift adoptions, please provide us with the gift recipient’s name and email address.

Adopt a Hive, Valley View Farms - View of Yellow and Green Bee Hives
Adopt-A-Queen, Valley View Farms - Yellow Bee on Red Flowers

ADOPT-A-QUEEN – All Hail the Queen -- $499

  • All the Apiary Friend, Adopt-A-Nuc & Adopt-A-Hive benefits, plus
  • Name your adopted queen
  • Your name & the name of your queen will be displayed prominently near your hive.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from The Queen Bee in your hive - The queen of your sponsored colony is very appreciative for your support!
  • 8" x 10" hive photo
  • Queen's gift basket
  • A sterling silver Noble Hive charm pendant
  • $50 Donation in your name to the Honeybee Conservancy.
  • LIMITED AVAILABILITY; ADOPT TODAY

(Note: Bee suit and equipment provided for your visit. A liability release must be signed prior to the apiary visit. Tours are not available for anyone with a bee sting allergy. Tours are weather dependent and available on select scheduled days) For gift adoptions, please provide us with the gift recipient’s name and email address.

Want to Help Us Save the Bees?

We'll have an online storefront for all of Valley View Farm's offerings soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about or sponsor our "Adopt-A-Hive" Program, let us know below!

    Apiary Friend Medallion, Valley View Farms