Academy of Self-Reliance

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?
In 2015, four scientists published an article in Science magazine outlining their findings regarding the three major causes of the dreaded “colony collapse disorder”. Those causes include:

  Chronic exposure to “cocktails of agrochemicals” (ie. pesticides and herbicides).

  Forage Loss:

  A substantial decline in the number and diversity of flowers.


  Exposure to novel parasites accidentally spread by humans.


How can I help?
Plant plants and trees that produce nectar-rich flowers.   For the best results with bees, they need to have an unbroken succession of bloom all summer to build up their storage of honey.  Here are some documents that can help you in deciding which plants and trees to plant:
Become a virtual beekeeper by making a donation to the Academy of Self-Reliance.  Your donation will go to BeeFriend Earth in a global initiative to #SaveTheBees.
BeeFriend Earth is working with GeoCure Global Hive Cooperative in creating pesticide-free, flower-rich bee habitats (BeeHabs™) around the globe, beginning in Utah, “The Beehive State” on the Academy’s 1,245 acre Riverbed Ranch.  Each beehive in these flower-rich, pesticide-free bee habitats are called a MiracleHive™.  Your funds will be pooled with other donors to set up and maintain MiracleHives–every little bit helps in saving our honey bees!
But wait!  If you donate $1,000 or more, you will receive a free thank you gift of a MiracleHive from GeoCure BeeHab (a $200 value which is not tax-deductible).  Then over the next 6 years, your MiracleHive will grow into 5 MiracleHives!
Together …we can make this happen!   Donate now!
Not only are you saving the honey bees, but YOU can get paid to #SaveTheBees
Earths Purest will set up, feed and protect the donor’s MiracleHive (with a $1,000 or more donation) on a flower-rich, pesticide-free bee habitat in return for half of the honey that the honey bees produce. The other half of the honey, the donor’s half, is sold for the going rate and paid to the donor.  Remember, that over the next 6 years, your MiracleHive will grow into 5 MiracleHives!

For all donations given, a receipt will be sent to you by email.  Also, at anytime, you can download a history of your donations that can be used for your financial records and tax purposes.

Not only can you donate to save the honey bees, but there are other ways to donate too.
Perpetual Immigration Fund donations -

The Perpetual Immigration Fund is patterned after the immigration fund that was used to help individuals and families emigrate from Europe to a better life here in the United States. Today there is a tremendous need to help families with limited resources emigrate from the city/urban lifestyle with its dependencies and negative influences on health, and concerns of safety to a rural culture of self-reliance.


Operation Self-Reliance, a cooperative initiative between private enterprise and education, has created a path for those that are willing to put forth the effort and industry required to obtain self-reliance. This path leads to 2 plus acres with a house, a barn, a greenhouse and a garden/orchard. The knowledge and skills needed are available through the Academy of Self-Reliance, a 501c3 non-profit private foundation.


There are many needs and aspects related in becoming self-reliant. Other individuals, privately owned businesses, and professionals have formed a network of resources and services needed to make this transition. These resources and services include health related information and assessments. In addition, workshops and instruction for cottage industries are provided for participants. We invite you to help anyway you can, even becoming a participant or volunteer in this great work assisting families emigrate to a healthier, safer and self-reliant lifestyle.


Note: The foundation accepts donations in kind, land, equipment, water shares and tools are all needed and welcomed. All donations are tax deductible.

Perpetual Land Fund donations -

There are a great many families without the means to extract themselves from the brutal dependencies found in our city/urban lifestyles. The costs of housing, public utilities and the constant fear from unstable environments and neighborhoods leave these families in a survival mode.


In 2018 private enterprise and education joined together in Operation Self-Reliance. Through this cooperation a path way out of these challenging environments and into a country culture, being debt free, with a home, a barn, a greenhouse and a garden/orchard on 2 plus acres without the dependencies associated with public utilities, was created. Thus, allowing them to become self-reliant among like-minded neighbors for a fraction of the cost associated with current for-profit endeavors. The Perpetual Land Fund has been established to help accelerate their transition. By purchasing larger tracts of rural land and water, the costs are greatly reduced, thus allowing a much lower entry level for participation.


We invite you to participate in Operation Self-Reliance. Together we can make a difference and change the outcome for these struggling families who only want a chance and are willing to do the work. May we all lift where we can for a better, healthier and happier environment to raise families.


Note: The foundation accepts donations in kind, land, equipment, water shares and tools are all needed and welcomed. All donations are tax deductable.

General Fund -
General Donations made to the Academy of Self-Reliance are used for direct expenses associated with workshops, seminars, classes and other related activities in the education and research linked to helping individuals and families achieve self-reliance. Every dollar is carefully allocated to do the most good in promoting self-reliance.
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