Home A Hive FAQ
IS THERE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SPACE NEEDED TO PLACE BEE HIVES OR TO CREATE A SMALL APIARY ( A GROUP OF BEEHIVES WITH A GARDEN) ?
You do not need a large amount of space for bee hives as long as they have their resources to thrive you can place a hive just about any where.
The hive simply needs the space to place the equipment , and enough room for the beekeeper to work the hive around it. This applies to multiple hives in an apiary as well.
HOW MANY HIVES SHOULD I OR MY ORGANIZATION START WITH?
Its based on your comfortability level. We suggest if your a school and/or corporation atleast two hives. if you are a farm and/ or restaurant atleast one hive. this will help ensure honey bees success each year
DOES MY ORGANIZATION NEED TO HAVE A GARDEN ON SITE TO BE APART OF HOME A HIVE PROGRAM?
Honey Bees can travel 3 TO 8 MILES TO forage! If you are interested in Honey Bee Goode creating what we call our pollinators paradise ( SMALL LEARNING GARDEN) then we can talk into further detail, it is not necessary for an organization to have a garden, but it does help to create agricultural sustainability within the area.
WHAT IS OFFERED IN A HIVE PACKAGE WITH HONEY BEE GOODE?
We will prepare the hive(s) and the installation is designed to make the honey bees’ job of taking care and improving your area and the environment around easy. We want to also protect the hive from , children’s play areas, excess sun, moisture, and any other elements so it may flourish naturally..
OUR HIVE PROGRAM INCLUDES; A CUSTOM DESIGNED BEE HIVE WHICH WILL INCLUDE HONEY BEES, SEASONAL TOURS OF APIARY, BI WEEKLY UPDATES ,ENVIRONMENTAL DATA, AND AUTOMATICALLY 12 POUNDS OF HONEY FROM YOUR APIARY. EACH PARTNER WORKS WITH US TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT FITS THEIR VISION FOR SUSTAINABILITY
HOW OFTEN DOES HONEY BEE GOODE COMES TO PROPERTY TO MAINTAIN THE HIVES?
During the spring and summer we will visit the hive weekly/biweekly During Winter Season it varies based on weather conditions and location.
WHAT KIND OF IMPACT WILL AN APIARY MAKE ON THE ENVIRONMENT?
With each hive purchased over 50,000 bees will be added to your company’s property! This addition of healthy bees will increase pollination in the area and will help rebuild a healthy ecosystem. Also, a portion of profits each year are given towards creating more beekeeping materials to send to Eastern Uganda Africa beekeeping organization Trauma Healing Child Care and Community Development Association.
HOW DOES A COMPANY KNOW WHERE TO PLACE THEIR HIVES?
Before we install hives , we will schedule a site visit to walk the property and discuss where the bees would be best located. Bees need a dry location that is in full sun.
WHAT AREA DO YOU SERVICE?
Currently we work with partners across the metro atlanta area. we are local atlanta residents and want to BEE AN IMPACT to the surrounding communties
IS THERE A MINIMUM TERM TO YOUR CONTRACT?
We offer a minimum 2-3 year contract for corporations. for farmers we offer a 1-3 year contract. this will ensure that we are all dedicated to helping create lasting change in regards to the issue of honey bee decline because we need bees to survive.
WHAT IF THE COMPANY HAS A QUESTION ABOUT THEIR BEES OR WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT HONEY BEE GOODE TO SET UP A DAY FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?
We are available for contact at anytime for questions, and we can also discuss or schedule tour dates of your apiary.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
Unlike wasps and yellow jackets, which are carnivores, honey bees are vegetarian, and usually only sting as a last resort because they die in the process. We strategically position each hive to avoid bees flying across frequently used areas. While the bees are out foraging, they are quite docile insects. we will also install educational signange about the bee hives and depending on the area a small fence around the hive if necessary.
We always recommend planting a small pollinator friendly garden at your home, in your neighborhood,at your school, rooftop, highways. This will help our pollinators thrive. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS WITH CREATING A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS PLEASE FILL OUT CONTACT FORM LOCATED ON CONTACT PAGE.
A beehive is a commitment not only to your garden and the environment but also to the hive itself. A healthy hive in mid-summer will have approximately 30,000 happy residents!
Study estimates one-third of the human diet can be traced directly, or indirectly, to honey bee pollination. About 130 agricultural plants in the United States are pollinated by bees, and the annual value of honey bee pollination to U.S. agriculture is estimated at over $9 billion. Honeybees have outstanding pollination abilities.
Schools ( K-12) , College/Universities
Urban farmers, Veteran farmers, Orchard Farmers
Local Organizations ( Boys N Girl Club, YMCA, Professional Sports Organization, Recreation facilities)
Gardeners and local homeowners
for the purpose of creating a conversation about agricultural sustainability through the lessons and education of honey bees. And also, bringing local raw honey and beeswax products to their medical facilities and cafeterias.
NOTE: Honey Bee Goode will TOUR at first consultation to see if Honey Bees have all natural resources avaialble in area