THE CRISIS EXPLAINED
Save the Bees
Honeybees are critically important to our farmers and food supply.
Worldwide, the global bee population is in serious decline.
What does that mean for us?
The decline of the global bee popultion phenomenon is known as CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). We are seeing an increasing number of bee hives collapsing and many bee species becoming extinct or threatened.
If this distrubing trend continues, it could lead to a global food crisis due to the vital pollination role that bees play. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of fruit and vegetable crops so this threat is not only affecting bee populations, but also critically impacting our farmers and food supply.
Scientists and concerned beekeepers around the world are finding more evidence of the contributing causes of this serious situation. Studies and research now suggest that there are multiple factors affecting the demise of our precious honeybees including:
chemicals such a neonicotinoids used in agricultural crops
use of pesticides, herbiscides and fungicides
beekeepers using antibiotics in the hive
genetically modified crops
pests and diseases
electro magnetic radiation
monoculture farming practices
malnutrition and the list goes on.
ADOPT A BEEHIVE
You can make a difference and help save the bees!
Enjoy the flavour and health benefits of pure, chemical-free honey while giving bees a safe sanctuary to live, feed and produce!
There are steps you can take to help the bees.
Try taking some of these positive actions:
Avoid the use of toxic chemicals
Including pesticides, herbicides and fungicides in your garden. Use certified organic garden products and natural pest strategies instead – they are safer, more economical and environmentally friendly.
Grow a bee-attracting garden
with plants rich in nectar and pollen that bees love to feed on to encourage them to pollinate your food crops.
Provide fresh water
in a small bowl for bees to access.
Buy local honey
to support small beekeepers maintain hives and biodiversity.
Swap your lawn for a food garden or natural bee habitat
Flowers, herbs and vegetables provide a rich source of food for bees.
Buy organic fresh produce
to support organic farmers and avoid genetically modified crops.
Start keeping bees at home
both urban and rural environments need bees.
Refer a friend who adopts a beehive
and you will get a free 650ml jar of honey as a thank you.
Spread the word and help raise awareness
Help educate others by sharing our website with others.
Gift a beehive
to a business, friend, family, work colleague, or as a wedding present.
Host a film screening
of a film about bees