Hives for Hope
Our nation’s food supply depends on bees. Now, you and your company can do something about this in an innovative way with the Beehive Building Teambuilding Activity!
- Event Coordination
- Event Staff
- Hive Kits
- Decorations and Paints
- Materials and Supplies
- Coordination with Charity
- Sound and Music
Did you know that a third of the food we eat depends on bees for pollination? Currently, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a devastating condition in which managed beehives experience a dramatic loss in population, threatens honeybee populations nationwide. In some cases, up to 70% of a hive’s bees disappear almost overnight
Participants are assigned to “hives” of 6-8 members, which are named for specific bee types. They first learn a bit about beekeeping. The teams jump right into the main component of the activity as they build full double beehives! The room buzzes with excitement (and the sound of hammers and nails), as groups compete to finish the first high-quality beehive.
The hives are then donated to local beekeepers, which will put them to good use by setting them up for beekeeping soon after the program. The Hives can also be donated to local schools as part of a science project or to scout troops for merit badges.
This teambuilding activity will require your group to work together, make group decisions, and delegate tasks to those most suited. Most importantly, participants are guaranteed to have fun while donating to a local beneficiary, and help reverse the devastating trend of Colony Collapse Disorder!