TheBeeApartprogram is comprised of two pillars: Host a Hive and BeeApart Monitor. Each pillar is critical to making a difference in the Pacific Northwest, by exposing those interested in beekeeping and first year beekeepers to keeping bees without chemicals, backed by an advanced data collection device to assist researchers in improving honey bee habitat and influencing local policies.
Host a Hive
The Host a Hive Program engages community members by placing THBS-owned beehives on private and commercial property across the Pacific Northwest for individual or group mentorship. This unique mentorship program provides increased pollination rates for active gardeners and exposes interested or new beekeepers to a natural way of beekeeping without chemicals.
THBS believes in furthering honey bee populations through the breeding of superior genetics; therefore our bees are kept without the use of chemical treatments to control pests. If a hive is not able to survive without chemical life support then frankly...we cannot continue to support them. This may seem harsh to some, but rest assured we love, love, love each and every hive, that is why we are making sacrifices now so our great-grandchildren may continue to enjoy the beauty of bees and a thriving ecosystem.
If you would like more information on the BeeApart: Host a Hive Program, please reach out via social media or our Contact page.
The BeeApart Monitor is THBS's response to the lack of scientific data points around beekeeping from hobbyist backyard beekeepers to large commercial operations. We are conducting one of the fastest growing honey bee citizen science programs in the United States by deploying theBeeApart Monitor in beehives to collect data points which help further honey bee research, preservation and government policy.
Our simple to install and use device records the temperature, humidity and vibrations within the hive in real time. This anonymous data is collected at a central location and shared with leading honey bee research institutes across the country to help in the fight against honey bee decline. The continual flow of data provides invaluable measurements which are currently not available. With this research we hope to influence the actions of all beekeepers and provide a guiding light on the effectiveness of chemical-free beekeeping.
The BeeApart Monitor is currently in Beta testing and looking for willing individuals who are looking to make a difference in beekeeping policy by providing real time information about their hive. All recorded information is displayed on the user friendly BeeApart Dashboard which has the ability to record hive inspection notes with ease, and set email or text message alerts to notify you if the temperature or humidity breached predefined thresholds, keeping you continually informed of your hive's status without continual invasive in-hive inspections.
If you would like to be a part of our ongoing project or are looking to lend development assistance, please reach out via our Contact page!
If you are interested in being a part of the solution and future of beekeeping please consider getting involved by submitting a form on our Contact page or donating.
Continual development of the BeeApart Monitor is only possible through donations from passionate individuals looking to advance the science of beekeeping.