Hives for Heroes welcomes active duty, veterans, and first responders who have limited or no beekeeping experience and wish to explore beekeeping, cultivate healthy relationships, and actively participate in the organization. Our goal is to provide our Nation’s Heroes with a local mentor while supporting through regular events, resources, and application based funding opportunities as a “NewBEE”.

A Hives for Heroes “Mentor” commits to guiding at least one Hero for a duration of one year and exemplifies the values and mission of Hives for Heroes. The mentor agrees to provide one hive specifically for training and educational purposes during the initial year, and will generously donate one split or swarm to NewBEEs who successfully complete their first year in the program. To qualify for this role, the mentor should possess three or more years of proven and successful experience in beekeeping.