Hives for Heroes is a national military veteran non-profit organization focusing on honey bee conservation and a healthy transition from service. Through the national network of beekeepers and veterans we provide connection, purpose, and healthy relationships fostering a lifelong hobby in beekeeping.
The core of the organization is one Mentor, one NewBEE, and one hive working together to impact their local communities. With this in mind, we believe anything is possible.
Together we can save bees and save vets!
"I learned beekeeping as a kid and today I show others the wonders of the hive. The importance of the bees, how to keep them and raise them sustainably. I'm a simple beekeeper that enjoys seeing others succeed in life. You see we all battle our own demons, some shut them in, others let them out, but we all have them. I'm not sure what it is about these little insects but they calm restless and wandering souls."
"Hives for Heroes is an amazingly informative program and it gave me the confidence to turn my curiosity of beekeeping into practice. I highly recommend veterans looking to begin a journey as a beekeeper to take advantage of Hives for Heroes."
"We have known the difficulties of tasked separation and PTSD, overseas assignments, and the loss of community on retirement. Bees have a social order, a community that helps with many, many issues. I started my bee journey eight years ago and never looked back."