22 March 2015

Save the Bees Campaign



Surely everyone knows by now that bees are in danger of disappointing people who eat by not being available to pollinate the plants that provide their food.

Now, there's a campaign where those of us who are not in a position to actually raise bees can help out the situation. It's a fund raising site at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/you-can-help-save-the-bees where you can contribute $10 or $10,000 to support the project.

Or, you can hold an event in support of bees and bee-keepers in your community to raise awareness. Here's a simple factoid of interest: Honey bees make honey. Native bees make food.

Click on over to The Xerces Society's page and learn more facts such as, "There is an astonishing diversity of native bees across the USA. About 4,000 species have been identified and catalogued, ranging in length from less than one eighth of an inch to more than one inch. They vary in color from dark brown or black to metallic green or blue, and may have stripes of red, white, orange, or yellow. Many common names reflect the way they build nests: plasterer bees, leafcutter bees, mason bees, wool carder bees, digger bees, and carpenter bees."

The website www.indiegogo.com has lots of ideas big and small, suggestions that will help you become involved.

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