Save the Honeybee Foundation is ten years old!
Throughout these ten years we have continued to develop and
evolve our vision and mission. One of the ways this has manifested
is our gradual realization of the importance of the protection of all
pollinator species, beyond just our beloved honeybees.
Native bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps, butterflies, moths,
hummingbirds, and more; all of these creatures are part of the
essential web of life that keeps food on our tables and ecosystems
intact and flourishing. Without them life as we know it is finished
on this planet.
In the ten years of our existence, our organization has made what
we feel is a lasting contribution to the raising of awareness about
the plight of honeybees in our increasingly toxins-filled environment.
From our sponsoring of the film "Vanishing of the Bees," to
funding the creation of multiple honeybee forage sanctuaries, to
disseminating helpful information to individuals, classrooms,
gardeners, backyard beekeepers and honeybee activists, we feel we
have followed the call that we heard 10+ years ago and tried to
share that passion with the world.
Over the years, we have been contacted by countless young people
concerned about the bees. Many were working on school
or community projects, but many were just kids who had heard
about the troubles facing bees and wanted to know how they could
help. We feel so heartened by the interest shown by these young
people--they give us hope that change, though it can appear slow
as molasses, is truly occurring in how we view our environment
and humans place in it.
So please join us in wishing Save the Honeybee Foundation a
happy 10th anniversary, and tune in as we expand the focus of our
vision to include all our pollinator allies, and welcome the
inception of our new website.
May all beings bee happy. May all beings bee free.
-The Save the Honeybee Foundation team