Saving The Bees

Imagine a world without sweet tasting fruits ...

 

Did you know ... honey bees are responsible for pollinating 1/3 of all the foods we eat.

 

Bees are major contributors to the global environment. They provide for edible plants and many other important things. We can't live without them.

Did you know ... Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). CCD is a mysterious disorder causing the disappearance of millions of honeybees that if left unsolved, could affect the availability of the food we eat.

Because organic farms grow fruits and vegetables without pesticides, they are naturally bee-friendly places that actually need bees to grow their crops. Support these growers who are crucial to fighting Colony Collapse Disorder by using the links below to locate your local organic farmers and picking up some of their produce. This simple step can help prevent bees from disappearing in your area.

Our goal is to help create a world where people have the information and tools they need to make the highest ethical choices and do the best for themselves, their families and the environment. That’s no short order, but it is attainable. We’ve started with a strong and on-going commitment to a set of values and activities that support the well-being of people and our planet. We call it The Greater Good.

Food For Life Planting Foundation created this page because honey bee populations are disappearing at an alarming rate, and we want to keep these tiny creatures alive.

Food For Life Planting Foundation has procured several acres in the Midwest just for these little guys. Over the course of the next 12 months we will be setting up new homes so they can live safe and secure.

If you have property, set aside a section of your property for a hive or donate to the foundation (specify the donation is for the bees) and we’ll put 100% of your donation towards all the necessary bee equipment and procurement of the bees.

 

Please, join our mission.

 


 

A Few Bee Resources:

  • The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service: Local Food Directories Search by state for directories that list farms and local foods in every corner of the U.S.

  • Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association CSA Listings: This resource provides a comprehensive national listing of Community Supported Agriculture sites and an introduction to the principles of Biodynamic Farming.

  • Local Harvest: Search by ZIP code or state to find national community supported agriculture listings across the U.S. Plus, check out the public forum on food and community.

  • New Farm Locator: Whether you are an individual looking for farms that sell directly to consumers, or a retailer or restaurant looking for farms that service commercial buyers, you’ll find a wealth of resources here.

  • USDA Farmer’s Market Locator: Search by state for a full listing of farmers’ markets around the U.S.


 

A $489.00 Donation Provides:

 

Assembled kits include the following:

 

  • 2 Hive Bodies

  • 20 Pierco Plastic Waxed Frames, deep

  • 2 Supers, medium

  • 20 Pierco Plastic Waxed Frames, medium

  • Bottom Board

  • Entrance Reducer

  • BeeMax Polystryrene Telescope Cover

  • Inner Cover

  • Polystyrene Hive Top Feeder

  • Varroa Screen/Monitoring Tray

  • Hard Plastic Helmet

  • Round Tie-down Veil

  • Stainless Steel Smoker with Heat Shield

  • 10" Hive Tool

  • Beginning Beekeeping Book

  • Ventilated Leather Gloves

  • Queen bee plus 3 lbs of bees

  • Ventilated Bee Proof Suit with Astronaut Hood

 

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