Host A Hive

Do you have land that would be perfect for honeybees but don’t really want to be a beekeeper?  You can be a bee-haver – someone who has bees on their property that a beekeeper owns and tends.  If you would like to discuss putting bee hives on your property with a beekeeper please leave a comment below.  Please include the general location and short description of your property.

35 Responses to Host A Hive

  1. Ashley Hall says:

    We would love to host bees on the small parcel of land next to our house. We are located in Ginter Park in the city.

    • Carrie Russell says:

      We would be very interested in hosting a bee hive! We have 2 properties. One in Churchill RVA, big courtyard with mature plantings and land with plenty of natural space in Middlesex county.

  2. slwhite63 says:

    Ashley one of our Richmond Beekeepers should be reaching out to you soon.

  3. Andrew Gray says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t had good luck finding a class that both works with my schedule and has open slots for hte spring, but I am VERY interested in fostering a bee hive in my backyard in the Fan. Pretty soon I am going to fence it off, and start planting pollinator-friendly plants back there. Would be great to get some pollinators in there for me to learn from. – Andrew Gray

  4. Melissa Robinson says:

    Hi, my husband just saw a tv program about hive-hosting and we would like to talk with you about hosting a hive, if our property is amenable. We live on .5 acres off Brook about 5 minutes from Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

  5. Adam Daugherty says:

    I am interested in hosting hives. My family and I plant a large garden yearly, and like clockwork have pollination issues with vegetables due to the lack of honey bees in the area. The property is approximately 2 acres with a fenced in section located adjacent to rt288 and rt10. would love to learn by hosting first.

  6. diggingellen says:

    Hi I’d be interested in hosting a hive! I live in southern Highland Park. My backyard is mostly dappled shade under a willow oak and an American elm. I have some flowering plants and shrubs in the front and the back garden and would be amenable to planting more as recommended by a bee keeper. I’ve been trying to plant more natives, with mixed success.

  7. Edward Curran says:

    Hello I live in Tuckahoe and have a good sized lot with a shady backyard. I’m interested in hosting a beehive with the intention of becoming a beekeeper later on.

  8. Paul Ronson says:

    Greetings- I am in the Three Chopt/Patterson area and recently replaced my back yard grass with clover in addition to lots of vegetable plants and wild flowers. We are attracting lots of bees and would like to explore hosting a hive. Thanks

    • Rita Yeager says:

      I have been exploring the Richmond Beekeepers website and found this “host a hive” section. I took classes last winter through the Ashland Beekeepers Association so I am a newbie but eager to begin. My dilemma is that I live in an HOA neighborhood in the Short Pump area that won’t allow beehives. In a few weeks I will be applying to the state sponsored beehive distribution program lottery to get a hive or two, which means I need a place for them if I am selected. Would ideally like somewhere near to my home. This would be starting next spring. Could we discuss further? Thanks!
      Rita Yeager

  9. Barb Dawson says:

    Hi, I’d like to host a hive. I have a couple acres in goochland with neighboring wildflower fields.

  10. Patricia Wilmore says:

    Hi, I would love to host a hive. I live in Midlothian. VA

  11. Wendy Rountree says:

    I have snowdrops and Hellebores open now with more to come. I’d love to host a hive while I learn how to manage bees .

  12. Tracy Haines says:

    We have a farm in Varina, about 14 acres planted with cover crops. We would love to host bees.

  13. Annie Tremper says:

    I am the horticulturalist at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond. We are interested in hosting one or possibly more hives.

  14. Cecil Henry says:

    I have a property in prince George va, 3.8 acres garden, woods and adding many more plants that would help keep them happy. I use little to no pesticides or herbicide. Willing to also limit it further if your keeper has suggestions. Gonna try more mineral oil and hot pepper spray on my food bearing garden. Being real forage would be pretty good. So if you all have a hive that needs a home and maybe even willing to learn to keep and use this as the first steps to getting confident to do so, then I would be happy to keep an eye on a hive or 2. Pond close by also for water.

  15. Jill Parker says:

    Hello. I would be interested in hosting a hive. I have a fenced backyard in the Short Pump area with some flowering plants as well as a vegetable garden in need of pollination. I’m looking forward to talking with someone about the possibility. Thanks.

  16. Jacqueline Crowley says:

    I would love to host some bees! I live in the East End. I have a fairly large yard with a garden and side yard.

  17. Debra Elmore says:

    Do you have hives available for hosting?

  18. Portia Albrecht says:

    I want to host a hive! I am in the Westhampton area near Univ of Richmond.

  19. Sarah Der says:

    Hello! We are keen to host a hive! We live in Stratford hills near pony pastures and we have a huge front yard garden and lots of native plants. We’re getting rid of our lawn piece by piece!! Would love to have a hive here. 😍

  20. Taylor Womack says:

    We would love to host a hive, we live on an acre in Varina area, just a short drive outside of the city and are a huge fan of native plants and trees.

  21. Amie wanveer says:

    Hello! We would love to host a hive! We are located in glen allen near crump Park.

  22. Stacia Tarver says:

    Hello, my company would like to host a beehive(s). We have buildings in Innsbrook and Stony Point.

  23. I would love to host a hive! I have about .75 acres with gardens and about 8 acres of wooded trees and “lake” behind and close to me. I also have a yard full of clover!

  24. Travis Smith says:

    Hi there, I have a fairly big yard in a neighborhood in the west end near UR. I would like to host a hive and eventually have my own.

  25. Jenny Heaton says:

    We live in the Weat End on about 2 acres and would love to host a hive and advertise with the large neighborhoods around us to possibly do the same.

  26. jackie says:

    Hi! I’m in Highland Springs. We’ve just moved here and are in the very beginning stages of replacing our lawn with native/pollinator gardens and would love yo host a hive if that’s a possibility!

  27. Derek Evans says:

    My wife and I would love to host a hive. We live in Midlothian and are on 10 acres.

  28. Hello! Our company is in Chesterfield. We are Proseal America. We would like information to host a hive or hives at our site. We seen a couple businesses around here doing this and would like to do our part as well.

  29. Sylvia Mallory says:

    I would like to host a bee hive. I was a woefully underprepared when I was gifted one last winter, and now I have an abandoned hive. I would love for someone to use it so that I can enjoy watching the bees in my wildflowers and veggie garden. Would we get to keep some of the honey? Thanks!

  30. Sylvia says:

    Oh! I live in south Richmond in Swansboro.

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