We’ve got some sweet news that’s creating quite a buzz – introducing HabBeeLity Honey!

HabCenter has officially established the HabBeeLity Honey Program. We are working with Sierra Bees who will educate our clients about the important role bees play in our ecosystem, bee farming, and harvesting honey. HabBeeLity Honey Program provide opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and social inclusion to our clients with unique abilities. By participating in the bee farming process, they learn valuable life and vocational skills that can enhance their employability and independence. Moreover, working closely with nature and understanding the critical role of bees creates a sense of environmental stewardship and connection to the natural world.

“The HabBeeLity Honey Program is more than just an educational initiative; it is a transformative experience that empowers individuals with developmental differences and mental health challenges, enriches our community, and supports environmental sustainability. We are excited about the future of this program and the positive impact it will continue to have on all those involved.” – Sherry Henry, HabCenter’s CEO.

We are hoping to have our first harvest this summer. Clients and employees are excited about the program and the potential opportunities for growth that it presents. We anticipate collaborating with our HabCo Manufacturing team when we are ready to harvest and bottle the honey. Our collaboration with Sierra Bees ensures that we are using best practices in bee farming, which can serve as a model for other organizations and communities. We are thankful to Danny Kaufman, from Reagan Wireless, who contributed $2,500 to support this program. Together, we are supporting efforts to protect these vital pollinators, which are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and food security, and cultivating a brighter future for our clients at HabCenter.

About the HabCenter:

HabCenter Boca Raton is a nonprofit organization that opened its doors in 1978 to equip adults with special needs with the knowledge, skills, and behavior needed to lead useful and productive lives with dignity, respect, and independence. HabCenter provides a safe, enriching environment to empower the spirit of those individuals it serves and encourage their unlimited potential. Essential programs the HabCenter offers are Social Services, and mental-wellness counseling, Developmental Training, Programs in Education, Art and Recreation (P.E.A.R.), and Vocational Training within HabCo Manufacturing and the HabCenter Plant Nursery that provide horticultural training. HabCenter also offers local businesses and universities partnership opportunities through HabCo Manufacturing, the Nursery and counseling, special education and occupational therapy internship programs. HabCenter also has a Supported Employment program, which provides competitive integrated employment (CIE) opportunities for clients who can work in the community by preparing them with the knowledge, skills and behaviors they need to be successful. To learn more, visit habcenter.org.