First off, understand bees are responsible for pollinating about a third of the crops we consume. So apples, strawberries, avocados, onions, coffee—all dependent on bees.
Now get this: since 2006, Kansas has lost almost half of its bee population due to a thing called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). And it’s not just us—most of the nation is experiencing similar losses. If we don’t act fast, the bee crisis will severely threaten our food supply.
We have to figure out what’s causing CCD and create environments bees can thrive in. A huge part of that responsibility falls on beekeepers. Hence, why we quit our jobs and moved to this farm to raise bees.
You can join Black Dogs Farm in our efforts to support and nurture thriving bee colonies here in Kansas by becoming a virtual beekeeper. With your help, we can continue to expand our apiary and work to save the honey bee.
For $500 your hive will be sustainably hosted and managed by Black Dogs Farm and will be home to at least 3,000 bees. You’ll be able to follow your hive’s progress online and will get to keep 40% of the honey produced from the hive (about 8 pounds per year).
Are you ready to become a virtual beekeeper? Fill out the form below or give us a call at (620) 223-2702. We’ll get you set up with your own personal hive that you can decorate (prior to the bees moving in, of course).