In time for Thanksgiving and the holidays, the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), the most trusted source of data on the health of America’s honeybees, has launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the vital roles that honeybees and beekeepers play in pollinating and producing many of the foods Americans love — especially at this time of year.
“The prospect of Thanksgiving without apple pie is grim. I look forward to it every year,” says beekeeper and BIP board member David Mendes. “Do most people think about bees when they take that first bite of pie? I doubt it.”
Through this multimedia campaign, Americans will learn more about where their food comes from and can take action to help improve the ability of beekeepers to manage the health of their honey bees.
“A lot of people ask me what’s happening with honey bees and how they can help. Through this campaign they can do both – learn and help,” adds BIP Director Dennis vanEnglesdorp.
The campaign is now live and will run through Dec. 30. The Bee Informed Partnership suggests interested parties can take action in the following three ways:
- Donate to the campaign and save the bees
- Share with family and friends on social media
- Visit the Bee Informed Partnership website to learn more about honey bee health