1. Why do you say I am helping to
save the planet by subscribing to your
There are literally billions of people in
the world who rely on food plants pollinated by
honey bees. If honey bee numbers dwindle to the
where they are a scarce resource how will
these plants grow? Can you imagine a world
without carrots? Honey bees are the prime
pollinator for these and 90 food plants
2. If the problem is this serious
why isn't our government funding more research?
3. Do you really believe this
organization can make that much difference?
Yes. We are concentrating on increasing the
number of healthy hives. We are not working to
increase honey production (which is the
usual focus). Some groups are working to
develop bees resistant to varroa mites, foul
brood and other diseases. We will incorporate
best strains of these with ours to increase
the number of strong, healthy hives.
4. How do you spend this money?
We buy hive equipment, breeding stock, medical
supplies and winter food supplies for the bees.
We also pay for health inspections and lab fees.
5. I thought honey bees made their
own food. What kinds of food do you buy for
We supply bees with pollen early in the
spring to increase egg production by the queens.
A thick sugar syrup can be supplied at any time
of the year if the
food supplies are eaten too quickly.
Bee food plants are affected by weather and
seasonal droughts so we support them to keep the
6. Is my payment considered a
No, you are buying a product when you
subscribe to In the Hive. While
your donation would be appreciated we want to
give you something useful
(besides a good feeling) in exchange for
7. Why do you handle subscriptions
through Myklin? Why don't you use your own
Myklin is our corporate sponsor. They
provide us with technical and professional
services so we do not need to spend money on
"office expenses". Accepting money online
requires a merchant account that has monthly
fees. We avoid these by using Myklin's services.
8. Can I send a check instead?
Yes. If you want to send a check please
make it out to "Save Honey Bees"
and mail to 54562 US HWY 59, Heavener, OK 74937
9. Where are your offices?
Our mailing address is above. We do not
have any paid office staff so do not maintain a
physical office at this time. We funnel every
we possibly can into the bee programs.
10. Are these hives used in commercial
pollination for farms in California or Florida?
No, we do not move our hives across the
country. Our thought is that exposing bees to
multiple areas with many chemicals is dangerous
to their health. Our prime focus is on
increasing the number of healthy hives.
11. How many hives do you have now?
Not enough. According to national surveys
the number of bee hives in the United States
decreased by 80% in just 3 years. That would be
bad enough if the reason for the deaths was
known but we are still at the point where the
possibilities out-number the researchers.
12. What is a Managed Hive?
We manage a hive of bees here on your behalf. It will be encouraged to grow much larger than a commercial hive is allowed. The only honey
we will take will be to send some to you (twice a year) and for testing.Our entire concentration is on encouraging healthy bees to multiply.