Take a look around the web this month and you’ll see gift guides galore—recommendations on what to buy for everyone on your list, wrapped up in festive paper and a shiny bow. We all want to show those we love how much we care about them every day, and especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, too many of these purchases focus on a short-term boost at the expense of the long-term health and happiness of our loved ones and our planet. That’s why we’re offering a holiday discount of our sustainable bee hives all December long: to help you choose an environmentally friendly gift that will make your loved ones smile and give back to the earth.
If you or someone you know has been wanting to try out beekeeping, make this the year to start. Gifting a sustainably made beehive to someone on your list is the perfect way to encourage a loved one who is passionate about the environment.
Adhering to our commitment of beekeeping for all, we’re offering 15% off all our hives in December, from a redesigned Langstroth to our innovative Top Bar. All you need to do is sign up for our newsletter to get a code for sale prices on our sustainable bee hives.
Sustainable bee hives for the holidays
You’d need a pretty big Christmas tree to fit one of our sustainable bee hives underneath, but they still make a great gift. Here’s why.
1. Bee hives are practical
Chances are, the folks on your list don’t need yet another candle or vase. Practical gifts—things your loved ones will actually use—are the most environmentally responsible because they won’t go unused.
2. Bee hives make life better for everyone
Giving a gift to a friend or family member shows your appreciation for that one person, but when you give a sustainably handcrafted bee hive, you benefit many more people. After all, about a third of the food eaten in the United States relies on honeybees for production, so we all feel the positive effects of such a thoughtful gift.
3. Bee hives align with your loved ones’ values
You know the people on your list who are passionate about wildlife, safeguarding the environment or farm-to-table eating? They would love getting a sustainable bee hive this holiday.
When you pick out a gift that matches someone’s values, they feel understood and seen. They’ll surely notice and appreciate that you took the time to choose a thoughtful gift rather than grabbing a generic gift certificate.
4. Bee hives give year-round
Gifting someone a present that they’ll use once is nice, but gifts they can use long-term is even better. As your loved ones care for their bees, they’ll think of you—and remember how much you mean to each other.
5. You might just get a honey kickback
Yes, it’s better to give than receive, or so the adage goes. But if the recipient of a sustainable bee hive wants to give you a jar of honey, it would be just rude to turn them down!
Even if the future promise of honey isn’t your main motivator to give a sustainable bee hive this holiday, it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Whatever the reason you’re buying a bee hive this holiday, our 15% discount will help make it happen. (Just sign up for the newsletter to get a code emailed to you.) Surprise the loved ones on your list with this practical, thoughtful, environmentally friendly gift—browse our sustainable hives to see which one is the best match for you!
PS - Looking for gifts for an already established beekeeper? Check out our handcrafted gloves because beekeepers love these flexible, protective accessories!