Our Build-a-Beehive project provides additional bee-hives and supplies to a collective of low-income families in Mexicali, improving their lives and helping their local environment through apiculture - raising and caring for bees. This socially responsible event is open to groups of 20 to 200 and can be framed to meet the needs of your group, whether school-aged, corporate, or any other collection of individuals looking for a service-based activity.

Everybody Benefits When Bees Thrive

We love this project because it addresses both a human need and an environmental crisis relevant around the globe.  The families who benefit from this project have received micro-loans to start their beehive business and have built upon these small loans to develop a thriving bee collective with hundreds of hives, producing over 900 litres of honey annually.  With the revenue from the honey products, they have been able to provide their families with improved living conditions, better nutrition and overall economic stability. In addition, they are supporting one of nature’s best resources - the honey bee.  Honey bee populations around the world are currently suffering, dying off at alarming rates.  This collective is working to support the honey bee population and in turn aide in the pollination and production of necessary food supplies in their community.

Build-a-Beehive Event Details

This event builds on the principles of team-work demonstrated by the bees themselves, and is a great way to engage any group whether students, professionals, athletes, friends or families.  A Build-a-Beehive event can take place at your school, church or workplace or we can arrange to hold the event at an agreed upon public location like a park or other appropriate open space.  Via staff will provide education regarding the beehive collective that will receive the donated hives along with information regarding beekeeping and the importance of supporting the honey bee.  Via will provide all of the materials to build the hives, and can guide the group through some team-building exercises to deepen the experience.  If held in San Diego County, women from the collective in Mexicali can attend the event, discuss the program benefits, and demonstrate the many products they are able to produce with the honey they harvest.

To organize an event, inquire about pricing or answer any questions, fill out the contact form or contact us directly at (619) 436-5086.

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Via International Director of Education and Volunteer Travel, Gabriel Reed     
Delivering Hives in Mexicali 2015