Scenic Lodging and bee farm
Cantarroso Farm and Apiary, LLC
Join the Honey Club
As you may know, honey bees and other native pollinators are not only fascinating to get to know, but are absolutely essential to our food supply. More than 30 percent of all of our food is dependent upon these little creatures for production. Honey bees travel about three miles from the hive - foraging nectar from about two million blossoms in order to make one pound of honey! Without the bees, we lose many types of food critical to our own health. Plus, honey is a "superfood" with health benefits that far exceed it's delicious sweetness. Pollinators are disappearing and the honey bee population is in a crisis. Native honey bees are absent in many areas and managed bee hives have been dramatically decreased by a number of factors. It cost us about $480 per hive - without factoring labor! We began beekeeping in 2011 and after four years, they still owe us $6817. We certainly do not do it for the money. We love the lessons bees can teach us, the natural and beneficial products they provide, and environmentally - it's just the right thing to do. Plus all these stings will maybe keep arthritis away.
To help keep our beekeeping sustainable and give you a chance to be part of our apiary, we are offering opportunities to join our Honey Club and become a sponsor at one of three levels. All sponsors will receive an official certificate of sponsorship (great for showing off to friends), photos of the hive that includes your name and graphics related to your interests and posts that follow the hive's progress.
Queen Bee Sponsor: As befits the name, the Queen Bee Sponsor supports an entire hive. The Queen Bee sponsor will receive 12 - 12 oz honey bears. Your initial investment is $200 with subsequent years at $150.
Worker Bee Sponsor: As this name suggests, Worker Bee sponsors ensure hive success through collaborative effort. At this level of sponsorship, there are multiple sponsors for the hive. The Worker Bee sponsor will receive 6 - 12 oz honey bears. Initial investment is $150 with subsequent years at $100.
The Drone Bee Sponsor: Drones are also important, but do little real work. We won't mention the comparison to males of another species. They eat honey and die while having sex with a queen. Drone Bee Sponsorship will receive 4 - 12 oz honey bears. Inital investment is $100 with subsequent years at $50.