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Bee Lives Matter

$585 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 13 months
Created March 27, 2018
28694128_15221885010_r.jpegBEE LIVES MATTER
PROGRAM GOALS

To promote and support bees in Brentwood, and Discovery Bay, California
Long-term beekeeping that benefits local area agriculture,
Provide public with experience, education and participation
 

THE BEE LIVES MATTER PROJECT – HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

Sponsor a beehive = $225
Complete hive for a year – kept at the ranch
One year program with the ability to renew up to 3 years
Freedom for you and your family to decorate (paint) your hive
Remote participation or live participation

YOUR BENEFITS

Promoting and supporting bees and pollination of Brentwood and Discovery Bay.

Learn beekeeping and honey making at your own pace

No worry - hives are kept and maintained at the ranch!
Receive 25% of the honey yield per year!

* Please see additional details of this program in the detailed Bee Lives Matter Guide online www.looseroost.com 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the bees at The Loose Rooster Ranch. I want to thank you all for your participation in the first year of public participation in the Bee Lives Matter sponsorship program. For those of you that came out and participated, I hope you made some great memories.

We will continue the program next year and will continue to inspect the hives in the winter. Unfortunately we do lose hives due to pests and pesticides that are all around us. I’ll keep you updated regarding what’s happening.

As of today the following hives have survived- Lauren’s, Johns, Ujjwala and Archana. The LodobeeCo hive will need new bees in the Spring and we still have to check Patti’s and Wendy’s.
There are two ways we can get bees in the Spring (March/April) and that is through the finding of local swarms and capturing them, and another way is to purchase a “bee package” which is a queen with 20k bees. This can get expensive since packages start at $135. So we will be trying to catch as many as possible and “attract” bees to our hives.

We will be offering a Beekeeping 101 class in March and April 2019, and if you sponsor at least $50 the class is free. Same for the honey harvest and extracting in July-September.

I will be permanently closing this go fund me- but if you are interested in signing up again I will have options on the Loose Rooster Ranch website for 2019. Check the website and also our Facebook page for updates.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

Katerina (Kate) Lomax
Kenneth Wendel
The Loose Rooster Ranch
www.looseroosterranch.com
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Some photos from installing the bees into the LodoBeeCo hive! Video is posted on our Loose Rooster Ranch Facebook page #looseroost
LodoBeeCo hive installed
Getting it ready
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FYI- if you are able to make it- we are starting the harvesting honey from the following hives: Superbee, Wendy, Lauren/ Archana/John’s bank/Ujjwala/Patti and LodobeeCo this weekend and next. If you would like to come out to the farm Saturday August 11, please show up at 4pm. You can help with the extraction and bottling. You’ll also go home with your honey. Please rsvp by Friday August 10, looseroosterranch@gmail.com
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LodobeeCo honey-maker is now ready! I think the bees will love this box too!
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$585 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 13 months
Created March 27, 2018
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ML
$225
Michael Lodovico
10 months ago
UG
$30
Ujjwala Gupta
12 months ago
AH
$30
Archana Hariharan
12 months ago
$40
Lauren Leonard
12 months ago
$25
Patricia Meara
12 months ago
RC
$225
Renee Callaway
12 months ago
JS
$10
John Da Silva
13 months ago
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