Bee Research Projects
Part of all the sales make on the beehivesaver.com will be donated to support research into the dwindling honey bee populations.
Two of our favorite organisations which we are currently supporting are:
The Wheen Bee Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes awareness of the importance of bees for food security, and raises funds for research that addresses the national and global threats to bees. Some of their research projects include:
- Trapping and ecology of Asian honey bees in Cairns
- Understanding colony collapse disorder
- Selection and development of Australian hygienic honey bee lines
- Taxonomy of native social bees
Save the Bees Australia has evolved from saving problem bee infestations and re housing bees into a social enterprise. Bees encompass so many issues organic farming , nutrition , pollution , environment , education, wisdom, permaculture and love.
Save the Bees Australia’s aim is to unite like minded people and raise awareness of the importance of bees and the plight that bees face. They also accept donations to continue support their activities by rescuing bee colonies and re-home them so that they may continue pollinating all the healthy foods that we and other animals, love to eat.
The Global Initiative for Honey bee Health (GIHH) is an international collaboration of researchers, beekeepers, farmers, industry and technology companies set up to research the threats to bee health in order to better understand bee colony collapse and find solutions that will help secure crop pollination.
It is not possible for a single research group or organisation to mount a program aimed at protecting honey bee health alone. In response, CSIRO is leading the GIHH – a tightly-focussed, well-coordinated national and international effort that is addressing the challenges facing honey bee health globally. One of the key research projects is the:
- Smart sensor technology (high-tech micro-sensors (also known as backpacks) are manually fitted to bee help identifying individual bees and recording their movements.)
Although the GIHH do not receive donations directly, we are keen to follow the outcomes to their research projects on the blog.
If you would like to nominate a favourite not-for-profit foundation that we would like to consider for our monthly donation, please email me at lisathebeehivesaver(at)gmail.com.
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