Bee Catchers, Inc., has been giving bees away at non-profit since its inception. We give them to individuals that we know need them and most importantly can truly care for them. We work with many organizations that promote beekeeping as well as many farmers, growers and apiaries.
With the BeeQuilibrium Foundation in place, and by creating a working bee sanctuary, we will have the means to substantially help California farmers and growers pollinate their crops each year, while getting to save millions of bees, brings an indescribable amount of happiness to us.
Bees pollinate close to 100 California crops alone, during different times of the year. California farmers and growers need to procure their need for bees several months in advance to make sure they will not lose their crops. Bees are brought in from several states to help, but it’s not enough. There aren’t nearly enough commercial hives in California to ensure the proper pollination of all of California’s crops. The almond crops alone in California need roughly one million hives to pollinate them and each year it’s getting more difficult and we’re here to help in any and every way we can. We currently help pollinate crops for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, alfalfa and stone fruits.
Helping aid growers and farmers for crop pollination, is just one of the ways that the BeeQuilibrium Foundation can give back. We must remember that farming feeds the world, and with bees as our master pollinator, we must protect them and keep them safe. There are several more plans on the agenda. The foundation is and will continue to work with organizations, foundations and businesses that are helping to preserve natural resources, pollinator habitats, save farmland, promote conservation and conduct research of the like. We will build strong, healthy bonds and long term relationships with as many people that we can reach. The board of directors for the foundation is growing strong and will continue to evolve with individuals who are also aligned with our passion.
One of the most important components to this foundation is understanding that with your help, every hive that is placed somewhere, can pollinate up to a five mile radius. That’s a substantial amount of needed pollination, and essentially with our sustained efforts and support, we will be able to create green belts throughout hundreds of miles in California.