The Hiveshare program was created for people to enjoy unique, local, unpasteurized, artisanal honey from the nectar of the vast variety of plant life in the gardens, fields and wildflowers found here in our area. Becoming a member is easy and anyone can participate. You just choose a quarter, half or whole hive and the share of the honey produced by that colony is delivered to your door shortly after it is harvested and extracted.
Each year you can increase or decrease your share of honey for the following year. You can join anytime throughout the year. Typically a full hive will produce 14-18 L of honey per year. This is equivalent to 23 - 26 kilograms or 51 - 57 pounds of honey.
All equipment is new and must be built and painted, so the initial cost is higher. In the second year and thereafter the cost of local, unpasteurized, artisan honey is significantly cheaper. You can trade up or down in each year.
You are purchasing the honey, not the hives. Comb may be available if desired. Beeswax will be limited to people who are interested. Payment is up front and a contract will be e-mailed to you. Occasional e-mail updates will be sent so you can see how your hive is doing over the year.
You are most welcome to join me on one of the days I inspect the hive. I have extra bee suits.