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In spite of the challenges our planet has faced over the past few years, HSBF is proud to provide financial support to these individuals, organizations, and institutions of higher learning who are doing real work to Help Save the Bees.
To support our efforts and those of our partners, bee a friend to the bees and donate below!
Bees for Development helps some of the world’s poorest people to build resilient livelihoods through beekeeping.
Our donation in 2021 was matched 1:1 by a UK nonprofit in a fundraiser for beekeeping training and business development in Ethiopia.
Randy Oliver and his staff conduct honey bee research and publish articles in beekeeping journals. Randy's scientific approach to data-driven beekeeping research has resulted in much "myth-busting" in the beekeeping world. Read Randy's research in the latest issue of American Beekeeping Journal. Or check out Randy's blog at Scientific Beekeeping.
Washington State University’s new Honey Bee and Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility at Othello, Wash., USA, offers a new home for development of the world’s best programs to help save the bees. Opening in spring 2020, this new facility is located amid the pollinator-dependent agriculture of central Washington.
Each year, the Mason Valley Beekeepers sponsor the Nevada State Beekeepers Conference in Yerington, NV. We are pleased to help MV Beekeepers with this annual gathering of notable speakers and informative workshops.
In 2022, the conference is being held Feb 24 - 26 in Yerington, NV.
For more than 75 years, the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) has been working in the interest of all beekeepers, large and small, and those associated with the beekeeping industry to ensure the future of the honey bee.
Today, there are many challenges facing the industry that are endangering the very existence of nature’s most valuable insect. From disease to shrinking habitat to detrimental legislation to new science that is modifying nectar sources in ways we have yet to fully understand, beekeepers rely on the ABF for the education they need to succeed in the business of keeping bees in today’s competitive world.
Bee Friendly Reno is an initiative of Reno Food Systems. Participants pledge to eliminate the use of pesticides, leave water out for pollinators and mow less frequently. Yard signs are made from repurposed campaign signs.
"The Bee Friendly Reno Campaign distributed 240 yard signs in 2021 and gave away 100's of pollinator seedlings!! And we had a lot of fun!"
Beekeeping has been shown to be therapeutic for PTSD and depression as working with thousands of stinging insects necessarily brings your attention into sharp focus in the present.
Bees4Vets instructors teach students how to not only raise and care for the bees, but how to carry the lessons of mindfulness into their daily lives.
The nonprofit Bees4Vets program is open to Veterans and First Responders free of charge. After successful completion of the one year program, students get to keep the bees and equipment.
"The mission of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. is to defend managed and native pollinators vital to a sustainable and affordable food supply from the adverse impact of pesticides.
As pollination is required for one-third of the nations food supply, we strive to accomplish our mission by:
Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.
Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides
Nevada Bugs and Butterflies provides hands-on experiences with science and living things to cultivate love of the natural world and local environmental responsibility.
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