US$3,590.00raised of $25,000.00 goal goal
Hello, we are Nick and Ashley Hoefly, passionate beekeepers in the heart of New York City. Our journey began with a single hive on our rooftop, leading us to establish Astor Apiaries. Over the years, we've been dedicated to not only producing delicious honey but also educating our community about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
Why We Need Your Support
As we look to the future, we have been building NYC's first honey and bee experience shop called The Honey House at Astor Apiaries. This space will not only allow us to share our products but also serve as a hub for beekeeping enthusiasts, workshops, and community engagement. However, setting up a physical store in the city comes with its challenges, especially financial ones.
Where Your Contributions Go
Every dollar you contribute will be channeled directly into:
- Finishing Renovations: Helping us get across the finish line with our kitchen buildout and workshop space.
- Educational Materials: For workshops and community outreach programs.
- Inventory Expansion: To offer a wider range of honey products and beekeeping tools.
- Operational Costs: Covering initial rent, utilities, and staffing to ensure a smooth grand opening.
Your support means more than just helping a store open its doors. It's about fostering a community, promoting sustainable practices, and ensuring that the buzz about bees never fades away. With your help, we can make our vision a reality and continue our mission to protect bees and other vital pollinators.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for believing in Astor Apiaries and our dream. Every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to creating a space where bees and humans can thrive together.
Receive a 12oz jar of your choice of our honey varietals, a limited-edition Astor Apiaries sticker, a guide on "How to Start Beekeeping in Urban Areas", an exclusive digital recipe book featuring honey-based recipes, and a free ticket to one of our beekeeping workshops. Workshops, virtual or in-person, based on availability, up to 100 dollars.
Receive a 12oz jar of our NYC Raw Honey, a limited-edition Astor Apiaries sticker, a guide on "How to Start Beekeeping in Urban Areas", an exclusive digital recipe book featuring honey-based recipes, a free ticket to one of our beekeeping workshops, and a free hive tour for you and a friend. Workshops and tours, virtual or in-person, based on availability, up to 100 dollars.
Receive 3 12oz jars of our NYC Raw Honey, a limited-edition Astor Apiaries sticker, a guide on "How to Start Beekeeping in Urban Areas", an exclusive digital recipe book featuring honey-based recipes, 2 free tickets to one of our beekeeping workshops, a free hive tour for you and up to 4 friends, and a private one-on-one beekeeping consultation with Nick. Workshops and tours, virtual or in-person, based on availability, up to 100 dollars.
Beginning of National Honey Month...Update posted by Nicholas Hoefly at 08:25 pm
Did you know September is officially National Honey Month?? The first week of the month has been sweltering here in NYC. The bees are bearding like crazy(hanging off the front of the hives to cool the inside of the hive), but they are still keeping busy foraging. We are seeing. . . . .
Final Honey Harvest...Update posted by Nicholas Hoefly at 08:58 pm
This morning we did our first honey extraction of the season, and hopefully our last extraction at our old honey room. The new kitchen in The Honey House will be an amazing experience to check out with honey harvesting and bottling demos regularly happening. The kitchen will be part of. . . . .
We’ve broken $1000!Update posted by Nicholas Hoefly at 01:28 pm
What an incredible first 24 hours! Thank you for getting us to the $1000 mark.Is there something special we can do for you to help us keep the momentum going? Reach out.Our next target is $5000. Let’s see how fast we can get there.Thanks!Nick & Ash
Our Campaign Is Live!Update posted by Nicholas Hoefly at 06:01 pm
WE ARE LIVE! The crowdfunding campaign is happening and we will be working hard to secure the full $25,000 by the end of September.Please take a look at our rewards. If there is something not there that you would be willing to donate for, let us know. We're here to. . . . .