With heavy hearts, we are saddened to say that on December 5, 2017, our honeybee sanctuary burned down in the Creek Fire in Sylmar, CA. One of the worst fires in California’s history, which has left thousands devastated, with the loss of their homes and so many animals. Multiple fires broke out in SoCal, within a couple of days of each other and one is still burning terribly, and is only 40% contained. My name is Nicole Palladino and I’m the founder of Bee Catchers and the Beequilibrium Foundation. We are located in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and have been removing and relocating bees for close to 17 years. We lost 118 hives, and all of our equipment that our non profit, the BeeQuilibrium Foundation, raised to be able to make this dream possible. Many years of hard work went into building this foundation into a working and thriving sanctuary.
We are setting up this campaign to raise awareness about the bees and to hopefully help us start to rebuild. If you would like to contribute, please visit our gofundme campaign by clicking here.