Garreson Publishing to provide free websites for bee clubs

by Gary
In the past decade, physician the cost of developing and maintaining a website has dropped exponentially, treat but many bee clubs still do not have websites. In a recent survey of U.S. bee clubs, we estimate that at least half of clubs do not have an online presence, despite the surge in worldwide internet connectivity. In our experience, many organizations find their biggest sources of referrals to be their physical presence (e.g. a sign at an event) and their website.

As such, Garreson Publishing is committed to providing resources for bee clubs to get online quickly. Over the past few months we have started a pilot grant program with two bee clubs, to build out a compelling online presence. We’d like to expand this program, and are accepting applications for further online development for bee clubs, 4-H groups, and small businesses, anywhere in the world.

The two clubs in the pilot program are the Steuben County Honey Bee Association and the Bwindi Beekeepers of Uganda. We’re providing the domain name, hosting, and graphic design, as well as assistance with site maintenance.

As interest in beekeeping surges due to colony collapse disorder, many new hobby beekeepers are looking for guidance, and many homeowners are turning to beekeepers for non-destructive bee removal. In the coming months, we plan to expand our offerings to help bee clubs find new members and promote their clubs.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact gary@garresonpublishing.com. If you know people who might be interested, please consider sending this to them, sharing it on facebook, your blog, or with your own bee club.

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One Response to Garreson Publishing to provide free websites for bee clubs

  1. Gary,
    The Steuben County Website has been a great help and we’ve gotten several new members and inquiries from it. Send an email to Kim Flottum and Joe Graham at American Bee Journal. They might put announcements in their magazines.
    Peter

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