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Beecatur 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving!

This holiday season, give a gift that grows! For a donation of $15, $25 or $50 (or more), Beecatur will install a pollinator-friendly native plant, shrub or tree in one of Decatur’s dedicated pollinator habitats. It's the perfect gift for teachers, co-workers, aunts, uncles, etc.! In recognition of your gift, the recipient’s name will be posted at the habitat site and online. On planting day, they will even receive a photo of their plant being installed. Help nourish and support our city's vital pollinator species without spending a lot of green! One size fits all bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more! To learn more about the Gifts That Grow program, or to purchase a gift, visit Beecatur’s website: 

Beecatur Holiday Ornaments

Class up your tree with one of our Beecatur holiday ornaments! Our Cafe Press storefront also features a variety of apparel and other merchandise with the Beecatur logo. 

Gift Membership to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization that promotes pollinator health, pesticide free habitat, endangered species protection, and healthy watersheds. Your support directly funds invertebrate conservation, advocacy, applied research, outreach, and education. The Xerces Society is a 501 (c)3 non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible.

MABA Introduction To Honey Bees And Beekeeping Course

The perfect gift for the prospective beekeeper in your life is the gift of knowledge. Get their beekeeping adventure off to a smooth start by enrolling him or her in Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association's January 12th Short Course ("An Introduction To Honey Bees And Beekeeping")!  

Mason Bee / Leafcutter Bee Houses

Not ready to become a full-blown beekeeper? You can also attract and raise Mason Bees or Leafcutter Bees in your backyard. Crown Bees offers a variety of bee house options from hands-on to hassle-free!


Books always make great gifts, and for the bee enthusiast there is no shortage of good options. Here are some recent titles we think your bee lover would enjoy:

  • "Turn This Book Into a Beehive!: And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees" by Lynn Brunelle

  • "The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees" by Joseph Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril

  • "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants" by Doug Tallamy

  • "Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees" by Thor Hanson

  • "Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them" by Paige Embry

  • "100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive" by The Xerces Society


Did you know that in addition to driving a pink Corvette, Barbie is also a beekeeper? She's just one of many bee-themed toys available for kids. Here are a few other favorites:

  • ​​​​​​​Mattel Barbie Beekeeper Playset

  • XREXS Bee Hive Preschool Wooden Toy

  • Folkmanis Honey Bee Hand Puppet

  • Game Zone Honey Bee Tree Game

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