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Saving the Honey Bee through Education
Pollinating insects and in particular the honey bee are responsible for one third of the food we consume. These insects are currently under a lot of stress due to disease, pests, and agricultural chemicals, and our food sources could be endangered if we do not address these problems.
To that end, Warner Nature Center has begun a program to educate today's school children and the general public about the importance of the honey bee. Warner currently has a honey bee observation hive installed in their trailside museum and they are developing interpretive signage and programs to explain to their visitors the relationship we share with the honey bee.
In support of these programs, Warner Nature Center wishes to build a bear-resistant enclosure for some outdoor beehives. These hives will be used to support the indoor observation hive, will be part of the educational programming, and will act as an enticement to local beekeepers to become involved in the Warner bee program. The total cost of the energized enclosure, barrier fencing, beehives and bees, and interpretive signage is estimated to be $2,730. Please watch our video for more details of the needs and goals of this project.
We are asking that you help us obtain these goals by giving a tax deductible donation through GiveMN. If you are unable to donate, you can still help us by passing this link unto your friends and family so they too are aware of this educational campaign.