Save the Bees USA

Why Save The Bees?

Why Saving Bees is important for our environment?

Bees, like honey bees and native bees such as Bumble Bees, Carpender Bees, Sweet Bees, are really important for pollinating plants and crops collecting pollen and nector. They're like superheroes of the insect world because they're really good at their job!

First, this is where we work hard to help save bees. We want to teach people about bees, protect them, and speak up for them.

Second, check out what we're doing to help bees and find out how you can help too! Let's all work together to save bees by spreading the word, keeping them safe, and promoting good practices. With your help, we can make the world a better place for bees!

Third, learn more about bees, understand the challenges they face, and find ways to keep them safe. Your help matters a lot for the future of these buzzing buddies!

Happy National Pollinator Month

June is National Pollinator Month, a time to celebrate and raise awareness about the crucial role that pollinators play in our ecosystem and food production. Bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators are essential for the reproduction of over 75% of the world's flowering plants and nearly 35% of global food crops. Despite their importance, pollinator populations are declining at alarming rates due to habitat loss, pesticide exposure, climate change, and disease. During National Pollinator Month, Save the Bees USA is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of pollinators and how everyone can help protect these vital creatures. Join us in our mission to create pollinator-friendly habitats, reduce pesticide use, and support local conservation efforts. Together, we can ensure a healthy and vibrant future for our pollinators and the ecosystems they support.

For more information visit National Wildlife Federation 

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The Latest News on Bees in the United States.

Check out our cool map to find out what's happening with bees near you! It shows all the "Save The Bees" actions going on in different parts of the United States. You can learn about local projects and big efforts happening worldwide. Stay updated and get inspired to help bees by clicking on your region. Let's work together to make a world where bees are happy and ecosystems are healthy. Your journey to helping bees starts right here!

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Our Programs

We are the TOP Advocate for SAVE THE BEES 

 Observation Bee Hive 

Observation Bee Hive Project

The Observation Bee Hive Project is all about giving students a fun and educational experience. They'll learn why bees are so important in nature and why it's essential to take care of the environment. This project is made for schools, where students can get up close and personal with bees. They'll have a chance to see bees in action and learn all about them.

Adopt A Hive

Sponsoring One Hive Saves 30,000 Bees

Adopt A Beehive

This "Adopt a Hive" program is a wonderful initiative that allows individuals, organizations, or businesses to support bee conservation efforts directly by sponsoring or "adopting" a beehive. 

Adopt A Queen

Busy Bees on Honeycomb

Adopt a Queen, Sustain the Buzz

The Adopt A Queen program wants to teach people about bees and help raise money to protect them. Anyone can join in, whether you're a person, a group, or a whole community. By symbolically adopting a queen bee, you're helping keep bee populations safe and healthy. This is super important because bees play a big role in making sure plants grow and our environment stays diverse.

Bumblebee Restoration Program

Introducing Save The Bees' Three-Part Initiative aimed at safeguarding and revitalizing bumblebee populations

Bumblebee on a yellow Flower

Our Save The Bees Program at Save The Bees USA is equally important for Bumblebees. We are all about helping important pollinators survive and thrive. Our Bumblebee Restoration Program is a big effort to make sure these essential insects stay safe. What's more, we've split this project into three parts, all working together to protect bumblebees and keep our enviroment healthy.

Save The Bees Movement

The goals to Save Bees revolve around protecting and promoting the well-being of ALL BEES, both Honey Bees and solitary bees, addressing the challenges they face, and ensuring the preservation of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. Here are the key goals of the organization:

Explain what Save The Bees is about

The "Save Our Bees" movement gained momentum in the early 21st century

Why is the Save Our Bees movement important?The Save the Bees movement is crucial due to the vital role ALL bees play as pollinators. Bees are responsible for pollinating a significant portion of flowering plants, including many of the crops we rely on for food. Their decline poses a severe threat to biodiversity, agriculture, and overall ecosystem health. Save The Bees USA aims to educate, protect, and advocate for these essential pollinators. Did you know that the Bumble Bee is better at pollinating than Honey Bees? Find more info here.

Are Bees Endangered?While honey bees (Apis mellifera) remain relatively stable in population, numerous native bee species face significant threats and are in danger of decline. Native bees, including bumblebees, solitary bees, and other pollinators, are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss, pesticide exposure, and climate change. Unlike honey bees, which are managed by beekeepers, native bees often lack such human interventions for their protection. The intricate relationships between native bees and specific plant species make them crucial for ecosystem biodiversity, and their decline could have cascading effects on local ecosystems. Efforts to address the endangerment of native bees involve habitat restoration, reduction of pesticide use, and raising awareness about the importance of these lesser-known but invaluable pollinators. Conservation initiatives, such as those led by organizations like Save The Bees USA, play a vital role in safeguarding the future of both honey bees and native bee species.

How does the movement raise awareness?The movement employs various strategies to raise awareness, including social media campaigns, educational programs, and advocacy efforts. Organizations and individuals involved in the movement use platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share information about the importance of bees, the challenges they face, and what individuals can do to help. Educational programs in schools and communities further contribute to spreading awareness about the critical role of bees in sustaining life on Earth. The key is education of these pollinators at an early age and understanding the impact we have on them. How do they live in concert with us? How they positively impact us and how we can help them.

What can individuals do to support the movement?Individuals can contribute to the Save the Bees movement in several ways. One impactful action is planting bee-friendly flowers and creating pollinator-friendly gardens. Avoiding the use of harmful pesticides in personal gardens helps protect bee populations. Supporting local beekeepers and purchasing honey from sustainable sources also aids in sustaining beekeeping practices. Additionally, spreading awareness within one's social circles and encouraging environmentally conscious practices amplifies the movement's impact. Also supporting movements like www.savethebeesusa.org which accepts donations and has multiple programs and initiatives to increase awareness and increase bee populations.

Are all bee species affected by the decline?Yes, the decline in bee populations affects various species, not just honey bees. solitary bees like bumble bees, carpenter bees, and sweet bees threats such as habitat loss, pesticide exposure, and climate change-induced disruptions, contributing to their declining numbers. Visit our news pages for information on bees in all parts of the United States.

How does climate change impact bee populations?Climate change poses significant challenges to bee populations. It alters habitats, affects flowering patterns, and disrupts the synchronization between bees and their food sources. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can impact the availability of nectar and pollen, affecting the foraging success and overall health of bee colonies.

What is the role of corporations in the movement?They can help by adopting sustainable farming practices that prioritize the well-being of pollinators. This involves using fewer harmful pesticides, backing initiatives that support bees, and integrating eco-friendly policies into their overall strategies. Imagine a future where all major U.S. corporations actively support pollinators like bees. Each company could contribute through donations, hosting beehives, or increasing awareness about the significance of these essential pollinators. Save The Bees USA envisions a day when corporate support ensures sustainability for our vital pollinators.

Are urban areas contributing to bee decline?Urbanization does contribute to bee habitat loss, but individuals in urban areas can play a positive role. Creating bee-friendly spaces, supporting community gardens, and advocating for green spaces within cities can help counteract the negative impacts of urbanization on bee populations.

How does the movement address pesticide use?The movement advocates for a reduction in pesticide use, particularly neonicotinoids, which have been linked to bee harm. Efforts include pushing for stricter regulations on harmful pesticides, promoting alternatives that are safer for bees, and raising awareness about the impact of pesticides on pollinator health. Multiple states have adopted legislation outlawing certain pesticides that contribute the bee populations. Make sure your state is engaged in this effort.

What is the impact of bee decline on agriculture?The decline of bee populations has a direct impact on agriculture. Bees are essential pollinators for many crops, and a decrease in their numbers can lead to reduced crop yields. This, in turn, affects food production, leading to potential consequences for global food security and economic stability. More data needs to be gathered on native and solitary bees and their specific impacts on agriculture.

How can schools participate in the Save the Bees movement?Schools can actively participate by integrating bee education into their curricula. Establishing and maintaining bee-friendly gardens on school grounds provides practical learning opportunities and contributes to creating habitats for pollinators. Organizing awareness events, inviting experts to speak, and engaging students in conservation initiatives instills a sense of environmental responsibility and promotes the goals of the Save the Bees movement. In addition initiatives like the Observation Hive Program at Save The Bees USA help establish hands on learning for students where they can see first hand how Beehives work.

Bee to Bee Whats Happening

Bee House

Bee Homes

What can I do to save solitary bee species? At Save the Bees USA, we’re committed to safeguarding our precious…
Bee Boxes multi colored

Adopt A Hive

Adopt a Hive: Embrace the Future of Bee Conservation! Save the Bees USA is excited to introduce a remarkable opportunity…
Bees

Bee Protection

Save our Bees Nature’s Unsung Heroes and How We Can Protect Them Bees, these small, unassuming insects, play an outsized…
Bee on a Yellow flower

The honey bee is the most prolific pollinator

They do it the best! The Buzz about Western Honey Bees in Nature Bees are incredible creatures, and one kind…
Bee Home

Creating Homes for Solitary Bees in Your Garden

Supporting solitary bees is crucial because these remarkable pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem and gardens. Unlike honey…
swarm of bees

The Amazing World of Bee Swarms

Bees, those tiny yet indispensable creatures, play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystem. One of…

What are the main threats to bee populations?

Bees face threats like pesticides used in farming, which can harm them when they collect nectar. Habitat loss happens as cities expand, leaving bees with less space for homes and food. Climate change affects when flowers bloom, making it harder for bees to find food. Diseases and parasites, such as mites, weaken bee colonies. Limited flower options also impact bees' health, as they need diverse sources for nutrients. It's essential to address these challenges to protect our important pollinators.  

About Save The Bees

Mission and Vision  Save The Bees USA is driven by a profound mission – to safeguard the health and longevity of bee populations. Our vision extends beyond merely saving individual bees; it encompasses the preservation of entire ecosystems and the interconnected web of life that relies on the pollination services provided by bees.

The Bee Crisis  The need to Save The Bees is real, the decline of bee populations worldwide poses a severe threat to biodiversity and food security. Bees, particularly honey bees, are crucial pollinators responsible for fertilizing many of the crops that make up a significant portion of the global food supply. The decline in bee numbers jeopardizes the sustainability of agriculture, affecting the production of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Initiatives to Save the Bees  Join the fight to save bees with Save The Bees USA. Explore our research, education, advocacy, and conservation efforts. Symbolically adopt a hive through our 'Adopt a Hive' program.

Adopt a Hive ProgramThe Adopt a Hive program is a unique opportunity for individuals to become stewards of honey bee communities. Participants in this program not only symbolically adopt a hive but also receive a personalized adoption certificate and a jar of honey as a token of appreciation. This initiative goes beyond symbolism; it is a tangible contribution to the conservation of honey bees, addressing issues such as habitat loss, pesticide exposure, and climate change.

Adopt a Queen ProgramSave The Bees USA lovingly administers the Adopt a Queen program, shining a radiant spotlight on the invaluable role of queen bees in upholding colony sustainability. Enthusiastic participants pour their hearts into nurturing these majestic queens, fully embracing their profound importance in egg-laying, fostering unity within the hive through gentle pheromones, and enriching genetic diversity through their enchanting mating flights.

Bumblebee Restoration Program  The Bumblebee Restoration Program at Save The Bees USA, is a dedicated initiative aimed at revitalizing and preserving bumblebee populations in critical ecosystems. Recognizing the vital role these pollinators play in maintaining biodiversity and supporting agriculture, the program focuses on habitat restoration; included Bumblebee Boxes, sustainable practices, and community engagement. Through strategic partnerships with conservation organizations, farmers, and local communities, the program aims to create and enhance bumblebee-friendly environments. By implementing targeted conservation measures, such as planting bee-friendly flora and minimizing pesticide use, the program seeks to reverse the decline of bumblebee populations and promote a healthier and more resilient ecosystem. Through public awareness campaigns and educational outreach, the Bumblebee Restoration Program encourages a collective commitment to safeguarding these essential pollinators and fostering a harmonious balance between nature and human activities.

The Best Bee Facts about Save The Bees USA

Educational OutreachAt Save The Bees USA, we put Save The Bees at the center of everything we do. We think that learning is super important for making good things happen, and that's why we focus on teaching about bees. We're passionate about saving bees, and we also run educational programs that help people understand why bees are so important, what problems they're facing, and how everyone can help keep them safe. Our main aim is to give communities all the info they need to get involved and make a difference for bees, whether it's through programs like Save Bees, save our bees, or other ways of helping out.

Save The Bees: Leading the Charge for Bee-Friendly PracticesSave The Bees USA goes beyond individual efforts, championing bee-friendly policies and practices. We actively collaborate with policymakers, farmers, and communities to advance sustainable agriculture, minimize pesticide use, and establish pollinator-friendly habitats. Through dedicated advocacy for Save The Bees, our mission is to confront systemic challenges and combat the factors contributing to the decline of our vital pollinators.  

Research and Innovation  Save The Bees USA actively supports research initiatives focused on understanding bee health, behavior, and the impact of environmental factors. By staying at the forefront of scientific developments, we can inform our conservation strategies and contribute to a broader understanding of pollinator ecology.

Global Collaboration  While our roots are in the USA, Save The Bees USA recognizes the global nature of the bee crisis. We actively collaborate with international organizations, researchers, and conservationists to share knowledge, resources, and best practices. Our aim is to create a united front against the challenges threatening bee populations worldwide.

Get Involved to Save BeesSave the bees! At Save The Bees USA, our paramount mission is preserving bee populations. Save the bees. As a respected 501(c)3 non-profit coalition, we are wholly committed to the protection of all bee species. Join us in this vital endeavor to Save The Bees. Save the bees. Whether you choose to symbolically adopt, participate in educational programs, or engage in advocacy, your involvement matters greatly in the conservation of bees. Save the bees. Together, let's forge a future where bees flourish, securing the well-being of our planet for countless generations ahead. Save the bees!

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