We have placed more than 5000 hives on residential properties, in Southern California, over the last 12 years. This does not include the several thousand that have been given to farmers, apiaries, and the like. We would like to continue doing this at a more aggressive rate, placing these pollinators on properties where individuals can and want to care for the bees. We have several clients now that own commercial and industrial buildings throughout Southern California, which are interested in rooftop apiaries. We currently have rooftop hives at universities, hotels, commercial buildings and a few government owned properties. These rooftop apiaries can provide the much needed pollination around the communities in which they are placed. The hives placed at universities can also be placed on Applied Sciences buildings, are can be a great lab project for students studying science and biology. Funding for the foundation will allow us to purchase the supplies needed to continue to create these rooftop and backyard apiaries.
One of the key components to this synergy that is evolving is that we have been actively saving bees in California for close to 17 years. The passion that had lead this company is the same passion that forges us forward, to step beyond what we are doing singularly, and expand the capability of our hard work and efforts. The BeeQuilibrium Foundation has direct resources to re-home bees on a consistent basis, from the rescued bees that Bee Catchers saves. Bee Catchers has built a solid customer database over many years, and has an excellent reputation for its work on honeybee preservation and education. Bee Catchers continues to gain new clients on a daily basis that range from residential customers, to municipalities, to oil refineries, universities and everyone in between. The amazing thing about bees, are that they do not discriminate on where they can live. While scout bees do go out and search for a permanent place for the colony to reside, that permanent home can be just about anywhere. Colonies live in trees, wall voids, roof structures, signs, water meters, on boats, in churches, under structures, in birdhouses and swarms can land in any open area. This means that the capability of saving bees is huge. We work hard to educate the public on honeybee awareness and explain to people who are not otherwise already for saving the bees, why relocation rather than extermination is key to the health and sustainability of our ecosystem.