BE-Hive, A Family Inspiration Place, helps children and their parents discover, embrace and implement their natural instinct to follow the best principles to improve their lives while inspiring those around them.

BE-Hive is a (100% volunteer run) free, fun-filled inspirational activity center akin to a “family coffee house” where families find that they can have a great family life and raise children with bright futures by nurturing character-driven relationships.

Home is where the best opportunity exists for children to start on the path to a fulfilling and meaningful adult life of character. At the BE-Hive, families feel at home on comfy furniture with lots of games, books and toys to enjoy together.

Families can also stroll through the interactive ” Be-Town” where the bank is for people to make deposits in relationships, the sharing candy store is brimming full of inspirational goodies, the Daily Kind Coffee Bar serves coffee and tea for parents and the BE-Town Bakery serves cupcakes for the entire family. And it’s always free!

BE-Hive was founded in 2012 by retired couple Robin and Michael Schaeffer who established it as a West Virginia non-profit corporation, with Federal 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt status. The BE-Hive’s mission expresses a very simple universal theme of honoring and aspiring to the best attributes of humanity by helping families with children find creative and fun ways to practice incorporating great life principles into their everyday lives at home, while at the same time offering a new venue for family entertainment in historic downtown Martinsburg, WV.

coffee-shop-be-hive-decorAll of the wonderful events (4 every week) are presented on a volunteer basis by entertainers, craft experts, artists, organizations and other local citizens who donate their time. Some great principles to “be” are courageous, dependable, fair, faithful, forgiving, generous, hard working, joyful, kind, loving, patient, peaceful, prayerful, respectful, tactful and thankful!

Since the BE-Hive opened 19 months ago, more than 8,700 parents and their children have been inspired to live their lives with great principles. Donations will be accepted with deep appreciation to keep the BE-Hive buzzing along! Use PayPal from or send a check to BE-Hive, Inc. 516 West John Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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