The Three Leaf Farm Honeybee Sanctuary and Education Center was established in response to the Honeybee crisis to provide an organic, safe, and nectar-rich environment for our local honeybees and other pollinators.
Honeybees and other Polinators are vital to the health of agriculture and are responsible for pollinating over one third of the food supply. Over the past decade, over 40% of beekeepers have reported the loss of their hives, commonly called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The reasons are many and can be difficult to pinpoint: climate change, habitat loss, rampant use of neonicotinoids pesticides, parasites like the Varroa mite, and other viruses.
Our mission is to educate our community about the importance of the honeybee to our food production, and to inspire people to make personal choices that promote the health of the honeybees and the environment.
Our efforts include:
- Keeping Beehives in a safe, pesticide-free environment
- Planting of nectar-rich flowers, shrubs and trees.
- Educating of our local community through workshops, nature walks, farm days and printed materials.
- Supporting local legislature that promotes the health of the honeybee, backyard beekeeping, and environmental protection.
- Using organic farming practices for growing food at Three Leaf Farm.
Our Beekeeper – Jax Martinelli
Currently a student at Colorado State University, Jax is double majoring in Horticulture and Wildlife Biology.
Jax manages the beehives at Three Leaf Farm.
To see some of the products we sell to raise funds for our Honeybee Sanctuary, or to make a donation, visit our ONLINE STORE.
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