In 2009, to mark our 20th anniversary in business we decided to raise awareness and raise money. The Hive wanted to demonstrate the full spectrum of our skills while supporting a cause close to our heart (and name). More than $10,000 was raised in support of the Canadian Bee Research Fund - a group of scientists researching dwindling honeybee populations. Our ability to think big was rewarded when we were featured in the Globe and Mail and on CBC radio. We also secured sponsorship from companies like Billy Bee Honey, Sleeman's Honey Brown Ale, 20 Bees Winery and Munroe Honey and Meadery.