Our Mission:

Save the Bees.

A cutting edge mycotechnology that’s SO easy to use, we can ALL help to Save The Bees. The patent-pending BeeMushroomed™ Citizen Scientist Feeder is a feeder + mushroom extract to support bees’ natural health in this time of crisis.

 
 
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Colony loss from the Varroa mite (and other factors such as loss of foraging habitat, pesticides, and other viruses) averaged 40 percent across the United States from 2017 to 2018 and spiked as high as 70% in some states. Colony losses averaged 40% across the United States from 2017 to 2018 and spiked as high as 85% in some states.”  Source: “Preliminary results: 2017–2018 Total and Average Honey Bee Colony Losses by State and the District of Columbia,” BeeInformed.org. accessed June 21, 2018

Colony loss from the Varroa mite (and other factors such as loss of foraging habitat, pesticides, and other viruses) averaged 40 percent across the United States from 2017 to 2018 and spiked as high as 70% in some states. Colony losses averaged 40% across the United States from 2017 to 2018 and spiked as high as 85% in some states.”

Source: “Preliminary results: 2017–2018 Total and Average Honey Bee Colony Losses by State and the District of Columbia,” BeeInformed.org. accessed June 21, 2018

BeeMushroomed™ Citizen Scientist Bee Feeder:

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 (DWV), 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.

 
 
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Biodiversity = Biosecurity

"This discovery represents the beginning of a paradigm shift supporting biodiversity = biosecurity. And that natural products can offer a broader bioshield of benefits than pure pharmaceuticals... Applied mycology offers actionable solutions to many of the environmental challenges we face today. The field of mycology is under-funded, under-recognized, and under-utilized."

-Paul Stamets

 

 

Make a difference now:

Bees are declining worldwide due to multiple stressors. There is an urgent need to help bees survive. Estimates of losses of domesticated bees range from 35–75% in the U.S. year to year. Domesticated bees (ex. Apis mellifera) are critical for agriculture, and more than 2,000,000 beehives are managed in the United States alone. The loss of these managed bees are easy to measure since hives can be routinely inspected. Unfortunately, the loss of wild bees are difficult to measure as their colonies are small, often ground based, and dispersed throughout the environment, hidden from view. Estimates are that wild bees contribute nearly 80% of the pollination services that benefit farmers and agriculture. The continued decline in bee populations, both domestic and wild, are a threat to world wide food biosecurity. Unless countermeasures are taken, the cost to society, both in terms of economic impacts and the weakening of biodiversity, are inevitable. There is an urgent need to support bees.

BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST: Get the Bee Feeder “CB1”

Sign up for one of our “Citizen Bee Feeders” to make an impact by feeding the bees in your neighborhood.

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