THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE
Bees are responsible for pollinating one in three bites of food we eat...and they're in big trouble. Since 2007, they've been dying off en masse around the world. Colonies have been mysteriously collapsing with adult bees disappearing, seemingly abandoning their hives. This phenomenon — known as Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD — is likely caused by a variety of interacting factors, including loss of habitat, declining immune systems and resultant exposure to pathogens and increased exposure to systemic pesticides.
While governments have begun to acknowledge the problem, they have been slow to react. But a groundswell of concerned citizens and beekeepers is building to protect bees now, before it's too late.
Join the movement! Bees cannot live on mono-crops or sugar water any more than we can be healthy eating only fast food. They need a natural and diverse diet which is found only in natural ecosystems. Owners of vacant land have an unprecedented opportunity to save our pollinators, and ourselves, by providing havens to honey bees with pesticide-free food, shelter and water. By doing so, they may be able to save on their real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance costs each year, while benefiting from having the presence of a professional beekeeper working on their property. It is truly a win-win for all involved: the landowners, the beekeepers, the environment and future generations.