Calling all beginning beekeepers!
The Raindrop Mason Bee House Kit is a simple starter hive that will have you buzzing for joy.
Just look at it—a lovely bit of apiarist architecture, is it not?
This elegant raindrop-shaped pine hive is designed and carefully handcrafted by a team of Ixil carpenters (indigenous Mayan people) living near Nebaj, Guatemala. The hive holds about 100 tubes or reeds that are protected from rainfall and moisture accumulation.
What’s more, all profits are donated to the Agros International training center, which helps rural families in Latin America escape the cycle of generational poverty and participates in local Guatemalan reforestation efforts.
Buy your hive at www.crownbees.com, where you can also find advice, mason bees, and other supplies for launching your hive.
Here’s a nifty video packed with info about the raindrop hive: