Academy OSR - Save the Honey Bees
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Academy of Self-Relaince has partnered with BeeFriend Earth and GeoCure Global Hive Cooperative to save the honey bees worldwide. They have formed a global initiative to restore and preserve our honeybees & pollinators.
We are loosing our honey bees at an alarming rate!
Honeybees have been dying off at record rates worldwide for the past decade. In 2018, American beekeepers reported losing 41% of their colonies! Since bees pollinate more than a third of the world’s crops and if the bees die out:
- It would likely halve the number of fruits and vegetables on supermarket shelves.
- Foods that provide key nutrients for our bodies would become scarce and extremely expensive – especially almonds, avocados, tomatoes, blueberries, and many more.
- It could drastically alter the food chain, starting with insects and other animals that depend on the plants that bees pollinate.
What’s causing the honey bee loss?
Chronic exposure to “cocktails of agrochemicals” (ie. pesticides and herbicides).
A substantial decline in the number and diversity of flowers.
Exposure to novel parasites accidentally spread by humans.
How can I help?
- Plants for Pollinators UT 2014.pdf
- Maintaining Diverse Wildflowers-Nov 2016.pdf
- Organic Site Preparation for Wildflower Establishment.pdf
Not only are you saving the honey bees, but YOU can get paid to #SaveTheBees
- Honey Bee Colonies, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Released August 1, 2019
- What would happen to the world’s food supply if bees went extinct?, by Amber Bradgon, Business Insider
- Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers, by Dave Goulson, Elizabeth Nicholls, Cristina Botías, Ellen L. Rotheray, Science, 27 March 2015
- Cornell University’s summary of studies regarding Neonicotinoid pesticides
- Country-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees and wild bees, by 19 scientists, published in Science, June 2017
- Without Bees, the Foods We Love Will Be Lost, by Rebecca Riley, Senior Attorney for NRDC