Hillside Restoration & Pollinator Habitat Creation

by Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary Vetted since 2013


Everyone is impacted by the disappearance of the honeybees, our very lives depend on the survival and recovery of the honeybees and other pollinators. Educating beekeepers in sustainable methods since 1996, we have already positively influenced the growth of benign beekeeping methods. The drastic reduction of food diversity (forage) for all pollinators needs positive examples of how to create healing and strengthening food supplies for them, our Hillside Restoration aims to do just that.

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Honeybees are more than just honey producers.They are responsible for pollinating up to 70% of our diet, including some of the tastiest foods we eat such as apples, strawberries, nuts, avocados, broccoli and cucumbers.The honeybees have become an indicator species of what is happening to our environment and as their abundance, diversity and health continue to decline we will see the resulting detrimental effects in other plants and animal species, the environment, our food supply and in humans.


This project will restore the hillside by removing non-native invasive species and replacing them with a diverse selection of native plants, supplying forage for honeybees and native pollinators. Through the restoration of the hillside and the inclusion of the pollinator stations, we are giving visitors and students a better understanding of how to restore the vital food diversity needed for all pollinators and to see them at work as close to their natural habitat as possible.

Long-Term Impact

Restoration of the hillside and the building of the pollinator stations are educational tools for visitors and students,while at the same time promoting the well-being and future of the honeybee and other pollinators.The key to restoring the honeybee and other pollinators is through small-scale sustainable beekeeping efforts and pollinator habitat creation. Backyard beekeepers and habitat champions have the power to strengthen honeybee colonies and pollinators throughout the US and worldwide.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary website
Queen of the Sun documentary information
Vanishing of the Bees documentary information

Organization Information

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary

Location: Floyd, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.spikenardfarm.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Spikenard Farm
Project Leader:
Spikenard Farm
Floyd, VA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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