Since August 2019 we have been working alongside the non-profit organization, Friends of the Bee. We are committed to donating 10% of every sale, together with contributing our time and other resources to support their mission. We also assist with honeybee rescues since our founder Andrea is a member of their Board of Directors.
Owner and beekeeping crusader, Jon Gleman, had a few words to share about our partnership:
“It is with a lot of excitement that we announce our partnership with Bee the Change. We teamed up and designed a business model that will benefit bees as well as local artisans. It lets folks that want to be a part of helping the bees know that their purchase went to making a difference. Best of all, it allows us to increase our efforts of saving bees by providing the funding needed to do so through donations from Bee the Change.”
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” The famous words, usually attributed to Albert Einstein, may seem pretty alarming, and even though there is no direct proof of Einstein ever declaring this, we should, as a human nation, step together and preserve these extraordinary pollinators. If all the world’s bees die off, there would be major rippling effects throughout the ecosystem, since there are large numbers of plants, which are pollinated exclusively by specific bees.
Friends of the Bees acknowledges the important role of the bees on our planet. They partner with local bee removal businesses that relocates bees that have usually built a hive in a residence, with sponsoring the removal of the colony and providing the bees with two new hives. Why two hives you ask? Because most of the time the homeowner only becomes aware that there is a colony of bees in their wall or attic when the hive has begun to swarm, meaning they were already in the process of becoming two colonies.
Furthermore, they find homes for the bees they rescue by maintaining a database of homeowners who sign up to receive a colony of bees when one becomes available. Friends of the Bee also has a swarm trap box that we can ship to your home to help capture your first bee colony.
To conclude, they desire for every back yard or roof top to have a beehive and if you don’t have a backyard or it’s not feasible to own a beehive where you live, you are still able to help sponsor one elsewhere. The team at Friends of the Bee have jumped into helping the bees find healthy homes with both feet and could use all the help we can get. Please support our cause!
Click here for information on how you can help support the programs at Friends of the Bee.