Bee The Solution and take action to help the bees and all pollinators.
A growing body of research shows that over 40% of insect pollinators are highly threatened globally, including our native bees. Pollinators are responsible for nearly one in every three bites of food you eat. At the same time, 40 million people in the U.S. live in food-insecure households. We’re on a mission to address both issues through bee conservation, education and local sustainability.
We’re asking you to #BeeTheSolution – a nationwide call to take action for bee conservation and help educate the public on the important role bees play in our planet and our local communities when it comes to food sustainability.
Help us add 1 million more bees into communities most in need across the country. We’ll place buzzing native and honey bees in gardens and urban farms that are doing exceptional work to grow fresh produce for schools, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, and low income neighborhoods.
Become a citizen scientist and gather photos and data about native bees that be compared across sites and cities. You can even host a BeeBlitz event to recruit like-minded people to build a database of bees in your neighborhood that should be nurtured and protected.
We know. It’s not easy to sit around while the bees are in a crisis. Luckily, hosting a fundraiser to help save the bees is easy. Your Bee The Solution fundraising events serve two purposes: (1) you share information on how everyone can work together to help the bees and (2) you help us cover the funds of running operations and programs such as Sponsor-A-Hive.
If you are an educator, here is your opportunity to help save the bees and Bee The Solution by enriching the education of our next generation of citizens.
Inspire the next generation of sustainably-minded citizens by spreading the word about the importance of bees - and how we can all Bee The Solution.
Pesticides are a major cause of bee deaths, as they wreak havoc on bees' sensitive organisms. Avoid treating plants with synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and neonicotinoids, which are especially harmful to bees. If you must treat your garden, opt for organic pesticide options and spray at night. You can also introduce beneficial insects to keep pests away, such as praying mantises or ladybugs.
Sign up for workshops that give you an extraordinary look into the fascinating, complex world of native and honey bees - and how you can help them. Or join a hive of beekeepers getting superior training and mentoring so that you can support bee populations in your local community.