Amber R. and Alicia B., of Wild Harvest Honey Farm are working to save the bees any way they can. They’ve been in the process of transforming their family farm into a sanctuary for bees. This farmland has been a part of their family’s story for five generations.
Why do Amber and Alicia care about bees? Nearly one-third of all honeybees in the United States have died in the last few years. Scientists don’t know the exact cause, but a growing body of independent science links a class of pesticides to widespread bee die-offs, both alone and in combination with other factors like disease and malnutrition. Amber and Alicia want to educate the community about bees, and why we need them to survive.
They are currently transforming an old barn on the property into an educational center that will be used to teach classes and host field trips for local students. They used the funds raised from their Bonfire campaign to purchase an observation beehive and a few other educational materials. They are excited that we can use these new items in our educational center to help teach people about honeybees.
They hope that Wild Harvest Honey Farm can help provide a safe and healthy environment for bees to thrive, and that by practicing ethical care of the bees, they can repopulate the number of bees in their area.