The strongest storm to ever hit the Florida panhandle has left an ecological disaster in its wake. In addition to the homes and business the hurricane destroyed, Michael's 150 mile per hour winds ripped trees, bushes, and flowers from the ground. What's left is a true emergency for the state's honey bee population. With no natural food sources, a temporary replacement source is necessary to keep an estimated 50,000 colonies from starving and collapsing. Losing these colonies would be a tragedy, and would permanently wreak havoc on our country's citrus supply.
GreaterGood.org's Rescue Bank program is working with the Florida State Beekeepers Association and the Florida State Department of Agriculture to send in an emergency supply of sugar syrup to keep colonies sustained while honey bee forage material regrows, a process that is estimated to take at least a month. There are 7 tankers ready to be filled and dispatched, and the government is not providing funding for this mission. We need your help urgently.
You can help. Every dollar helps, and a gift of just $15 will keep over a million honey bees (25 colonies) fed for a day. Your gift will go directly to providing food for honey bees before they starve — donate today.
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