SUPPORT. PROTECT. PRESERVE.
We have joined several neighboring properties, including Monticello and Morven, in establishing beehives to increase the viability of local honey bee populations, which are currently under stress. Our participation in this project is for ecological stewardship and, in future years, a more fully interpreted farm demonstration area. The Highland Bee Project provides an opportunity for community members and visitors to offer their financial support. Donations help defray the costs for bees, hive materials, and fencing.
Suggested levels of support:
$25: HONEY BEE
$50: BEEKEEPER’S FRIEND
$100: HIVE SUPPORTER (maintains one hive for one year)
$500: QUEEN BEE (establishes one of the six hives)
Donations are accepted at the Museum Shop in the form of cash, credit card, or check (made out to: James Monroe’s Highland, memo: Bee Project).
You may also donate online using the link below (select “Highland Gifts 1192” and enter “Bee Project” in the comments section).
Donors are the exclusive recipient of a jar of honey gathered in the gardens and produced by bees at the home of James Monroe.