Thank You For "BEEING" Sponsors! 

Bee City USA – Hendersonville and Hands On! Children’s Museum are grateful for the support of the following sponsors who have already contributed cash and/or in-kind donations to the “Bring the Hive Alive!” initiative to paint an outdoor bee mural in downtown Hendersonville.


Honey Makers ($5,000+)

Burlett Painting


Community Foundation of Henderson County


Hands On! Children's Museum  

Comb Builders ($2,500)

City of Hendersonville Environmental Sustainability Board & Tree Board


Henderson County Beekeepers Association 

Pollen Foragers ($1000)

Blue Ridge Community College, Certified Bee Campus

Bold Rock Hard Cider 

Henderson County Communities in Bloom, America In Bloom

Lutrelle and Carey O'Cain, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop 

Milkweed Meadows Farm 

Misty Mountain Berries & Beans

Raymond's Garden Center

Sideways Farm & Brewery

In Memory of Sibyl Lance


Nectar Gatherers ($500)

Art Mob Studios& Marketplace

The Advntr Agency | Video Production

BeeHaven Gardens 

Blue Ridge Apple Growers

Bullington Gardens

David Stallings - Bee Masters Farm 

Honey Bees Kindergarten Class, FernLeaf Community Charter School

Land O’ Sky Garden Club

Mary Jo Padgett

Mast General Store


Poe’s Backyard Bees

Spriggly's Beescaping


Buzz Makers ($250)

B.B. Barns The Garden Company

Brooks Tavern 

Conserving Carolina 

Environmental Educators of NC 

Gardens That Matter 

Givens Estates 

Harvey’s at The Henderson

Henderson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers 

Hendersonville Community Co-op 

Historic Johnson Farm Gardeners 

King Equipment Rental

Moonshine and Magnolias, LLC

Patchwork Meadows

Reems Creek Nursery

Sandy Bee Mine

Saluda Garden Club

Sow True Seed 

The North Carolina Arboretum Society 

Wine Sage & Gourmet 

In Memory of Mattie P. Bailey

Bob Carlson & Kim Chao

John & Patsy DuPre

John & Elizabeth McAfee 

Robert & Tiffany Schultz

Richard and Phyllis Stiles

Libba & Tom Tracy

In Memory of Petey Giroux 

In Memory of Dr. Fred C. James 


How to "Bee" a Mural Sponsor: 


Tax-deductible donations may be made online at  Checks (payable to HANDS ON! and designated for the bee mural fund) may be mailed to 318 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  Hands On! Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.  To inquire about making in-kind donations to benefit the “Bring the Hive Alive!” bee mural initiative, please email or call 828-697-8333 ext.223.

Download “Bring the Hive Alive!” Sponsorship Guide and Sponsorship Form.


Bee Mural Press:

Hendersonville Farmers Market event celebrates pollinators and Bee Mural project, Sept. 12 - Mountain Xpress 
Bee the Change – Bold Life Magazine 

Fundraisers set for bee mural in downtown Hendersonville - Hendersonville Times-News 
Friends of honeybee launch mural campaign - Hendersonville Lightning 
Honeybees and beers mix at fundraiser for Hendersonville bee mural - News 13 WLOS 

Bee mural to be painted at Hands On! in downtown Hendersonville - Hendersonville Times-News 

Bee Mural to go up later this year - Hendersonville Lightning

Bee Mural gets boost from Community Foundation - Hendersonville Times-News 

Mural Project Comes to Downtown Hendersonville – The Laurel of Asheville (April 2020)

Garden Jubilee plant sale in Etowah to benefit Bee Mural project - Mountain Xpress