Hi! My name is Kailey. I’m a 28 year old working mother trying to find my niche in life. I've always been interested in keeping bees, so last year I decided to take the plunge and buy the equipment, and my first package of bees. I had an amazing mentor who helped me through every step of the way of my first year, and I’ve really learned SO much. I completely fell in love with beekeeping and realized it was something I wanted to do for years to come!
I never really realized the importance of the honey bee population until I started doing this. I didn’t realize how many of the foods we will lose if we do not support their existence in some kind of way. Just to name a few of the many foods the bees give to us:
Fruits-apples, peaches, pears, mangos, watermelon and strawberries
Vegetables- carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes , eggplant, broccoli, brussles spouts, and celery.
EVEN COFFEE IS DEPENDENT ON THE BEES!! WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WITH NO COFFEE?!
So, with that being said, I plan to use the funds I raise for expanding my colonies to hopefully have at least 10 hives, and purchase the equipment needed to do that.
I think it’s amazing how many groups and organizations there already are dedicated to saving the bees, so even if you cannot donate, there are many things you can do to help save them.
Plant their favorite flowers/plants!
Don’t use pesticides in your lawn or garden
Buy local honey
Also, did you know the average worker bee only produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime?
And that honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it's the only food that contains "pinocembrin", an antioxident associated with improved brain functioning.
They really are amazing creatures.
Risks and challenges
Some common risks and challenges I might endure during my fundraiser is that I am completely dependent on the bees to give me the honey that I will be sending you, so some patience will be needed, but the reward will be so sweet! 😉Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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