SUMMER UPDATE: Hands On! remains CLOSED due to COVID-19 as mandated by the Governor of North Carolina. 

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

Milkweed Meadows Farm 

Misty Mountain Berries & Beans

Sideways Farm & Brewery


Nectar Gatherers ($500)

Blue Ridge Apple Growers

Honey Bees Kindergarten Class, FernLeaf Community Charter School

Land O’ Sky Garden Club

Mast General Store


Poe’s Backyard Bees


Buzz Makers ($250)


B.B. Barns The Garden Company

BeeHaven Gardens 

Brooks Tavern 

Conserving Carolina 

Environmental Educators of NC 

Gardens That Matter 

Givens Estates 

Historic Johnson Farm Gardeners 

Patchwork Meadows

Raymond's Garden Center

Saluda Garden Club

Sow True Seed 

Spriggly's Beescaping

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

Libba & Tom Tracy


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:
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)