Bees urgently need our help.
All bees—both domestic and wild— are at risk. Multiple stressors are reducing their populations and, in turn, threatening food biosecurity around the world.
Wild bees do an estimated 80% of the pollinating that benefits farmers and agriculture. They are essential for supporting biodiversity of thousands of plant species. Unfortunately, wild bee decline is difficult to measure since their colonies are small, often ground-based, and dispersed throughout the environment. Bumble bees may be the most visible variety, but there are more than 20,000 species of bees.
Habitat loss, neonicotinoids, glyphosates, pollution, factory farming, mites, and diseases ravage bee populations. Viruses, especially the Deformed Wing Virus (DMV), are reported to be a major factor decimating bee populations. Many offsets to these stressors on bee health are difficult to scale and beyond the reach of concerned citizens.
We have a natural solution to help bees survive. We are launching a wild bee feeder to help concerned citizens transform into citizen scientists. It can be deployed on your window sill in the city, or in your backyard. The feeder can hang from awnings or trees, in gardens and farms.
The wild bee feeder is designed to attract bees. They will sip on our sweet, mycelium-based extracts of polypore mushrooms, shown to confer an immune benefit to bees.
Be on the lookout for future correspondence and updates to learn how you can take action.
Bee, as it were, aware. There is hope. Bee part of the solution.
Let’s rise up together and protect our collective future.
Please join us in this global effort.