“Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice, and that is part of the problem – because most of what comes to us from nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it.”
— Pavan Sukhdev
The sanctuary that we had built over a two-year span was ultimately destroyed in 2017, when the horrific California forest fires wiped out more than 1.3 million acres of land, with more than 9,100 fires recorded that year alone. It was one of the worst years in California’s history of fires, including 20 of the most destructive wildlife-urban interface fires in its history.
Our entire 10-acre bee sanctuary was sacrificed, destroying 126 beehives at that property at the time, thankfully we had just moved out an additional 100 hives that were en route to an almond farmer in Central CA. We lost millions of bees, a true and epic tragedy.
Two years later we are still rebuilding our operation, and while we have several satellite facilities, we are actively looking for a land to house a new bee sanctuary. This site will the hub of our future rescue, conservation, education, and outreach programs. It will be a place to advocate, inspire, create, educate, empower, and collaborate.