Make a Gift

Bee the solution and make an impact.

Your generous contribution supports a range of HBI activities – classes, study abroad programs, research, and community engagement. We welcome gifts in all amounts; here’s how you can help today!

Bee the Start: A $150 gift provides a package of bees to start a hive in one of our apiaries.

Bee Fashionable: A $200 gift provides one complete beekeeper suit with gloves so we can expand the number of students and community members who can take tours of our hives.

Bee a Supporter: A $250 donation will fund one beehive, which is capable of producing 50-80 lbs of honey per year. We want to grow to 200 hives, which would allow us to become more self-sustaining through the sale of honey and bee-related products.

Bee a Friend: Like humans, bees get sick and they require medicine, nutrition, and a clean habitat. An annual gift of $750 provides equipment, medicine, and maintenance for 10 hives in our apiaries.

Bee Kind: An annual gift of $1,000 or a monthly credit card donation of $80 or more supports public access to the educational apiaries on Mason’s campus for groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, K-12 school groups, and environmental clubs.

Bee Traveling: Your gift of $2,500 provides a full scholarship to a student in one of our social impact and entrepreneurship classes to study abroad over Spring Break with our honey bee initiative in Colombia.

Bee Remembered: Your gift of $5,000 over 3 years allows you to name a hive after an organization or individual. A beautiful plaque inscribed with the name of your choice will be displayed prominently on one of the hives in our Mason apiary on the Fairfax Campus, which is seen by more than 1,000 unique visitors every year.

Bee a Research Partner: Your gift of $5,000 provides money for research equipment and testing to support our ongoing study of pollen quality, drone congregation, and queen rearing.