February 5, 2014

Bees have thrived on this planet for over 50 million years, yet in  the last 7 years both native and managed bee colonies have been dying off en masse.    Monarch butterflies are similarly disappearing.     So what happened 7 years ago?   There are several factors, suc...

February 4, 2014

Systemic Pesticides, known as Neonicotinoids or Neonics for short, are lethal to bees.   You can sign this petition to the EPA to ban these pesticides here:

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/epa-save-our-bees-and-the-food-we-eat-ban-bayer-s-chemicals-now

 

Here is an...

February 4, 2014

Why are the bees dying? Why are honey bees disappearing from across the US? Well, Burt's Bees (http://www.burtsbees.com/) is raising awareness about an environmental issue called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) to find out and help save the dying bees. Colony Collapse D...

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN BEE PROJECT

One out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the honey bee.  Tragically, commercial bee colonies are collapsing throughout the United States and around the world at an alarming rate.    Colony Collapse Disorder is linked to a type of pesticide introduced in 1999 that is widely used on agricultural products.   It is imperative that beekeepers have access to land that has not been exposed to these substances to rebuild bee colonies.  

The American Bee Project seeks to connect owners of vacant land with commercial beekeepers.    We are working with state and local governments throughout America to establish commercial beekeeping as a legal agricultural use of land.  By leasing their vacant land to a commercial beekeeper for legitimate commercial agricultural use, property owners may be able to save thousands of dollars on their property taxes while helping to save the bees.    Commercial beekeepers use the land to make honey and rebuild the health of their hives.    Together we can save the bees, and ourselves, one acre at a time.

 

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