BeeGAP grow bees

Help grow bees + get a discount 

If you are interested in learning how to grow “stingless” solitary bees for personal (your garden) and commercial food pollination (the grocery store’s garden), then please consider purchasing your solitary bee growing products at Crown Bees.

To receive up to a (30%) discount for all products for growing solitary bees on the Crown Bees website, enter the special discount code “psm-beegap” at Crown Bees shopping cart/checkout area.

PSM fully supports the BeeGAP method from Crown Bees (Washington state).  As created by Crown Bees’ CEO, Dave Hunter, the BeeGAP method debuted just prior to BeeSWeek 2013.  BeeSWeek 2013 was held in June, during the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME).

Click here to learn about BeeGAP and growing native solitary bees.

When you purchase products (equipment) from Crown Bees using the discount code “psm-beegap”, PSM receives an affiliate commission.  This “non-profit” qualified payment to PSM from Crown Bees funds super-important projects to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

Click here to learn more about PSM’s Restorative Retail (RR) system.

CEO Dave Hunter of Crown Bees

CEO Dave Hunter of Crown Bees

Public Service Message

Click here to download this message in an audio file.

A pollinator is an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another.  Flowers are the seed-bearing part of a plant.  One of every three bites of food that we put into our mouths is grown in fields and orchards by plants that are pollinated by bees.  There are over 20,000 different types of bees.  And in fact, bees are the most effective insect pollinators of the human food supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices.

Pollinating bees are dying faster than they can repopulate. Reasons for such rapid losses of bees include:

  1. Parasites (Varroa mite, Nosema Cernae)
  2. Viruses (20+)
  3. Bacterial disease (American Foulbrood)
  4. Pesticides
  5. Nutrition and diet
  6. Genetics
  7. Queen quality
  8. Management
  9. Climate and change

Resource: http://www.pollinator.org/beeissues.htm

These issues have profoundly affected all bees, including the beloved honey bee. Since the 1990’s, the planet and humanity has failed to preserve at least one-third of the total number of bees that pollinate our food supply.

While there is not currently a way to save the failing honey bees, there IS a solution; our Nation’s only backyard gardening community action plan, called BeeGAP.  The BeeGAP method is free to learn, and makes your growing of gentle, solitary bees, easy.

Solitary bees do not sting, and live as individuals in tubes that are cut from natural reeds.  Farmers that produce foods that come from trees are in desperate need of solitary bees, or food will not be grown or available for sale.

Your growing of solitary bees requires just several hours of attention per year. While you are growing solitary bees, your garden and the gardens of your immediate neighbors will be beautified.

Once you have grown excess bees, BeeGAP will take them during their cocoon stage.  BeeGAP will deliver your solitary bee cocoons to local and regional orchards, where they will grow and pollinate our Nation’s organic food trees.  BeeGAP works with organic farms that will keep the bees safe and away from chemicals.

If you do not currently grow your own food, then it may be up to you to help keep your local and regional food farms in production.  As it has just happened with almonds, it is estimated that North American famine conditions will affect citizens within just four to ten years.  Famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by factors that include crop failure and government policies.

This time on our planet provides an excellent opportunity for each of us to increase personal understanding of the food system, and to build and join a global community that directly impacts health and quality of life.

All over the planet there are many wonderful people, working daily to change the trajectory and results of this genuinely serious challenge.  You are invited and encouraged to be part of your own livelihood by sharing and discussing this information, and supporting the cause by taking action for yourself.  Thank You for your awareness.

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BNN Bees News Network Launch

BNN BEES NEWS NETWORK! OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!

The Best Is Yet To Bee.” BNN Bees News Network

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Pollinator Support Movement (PSM) is proud to announce the launch of BNN Bees News Network, exclusively online at SoundCloud.  The purpose of BNN is to share the uplifting, accurate, and sustainable agriculture and lifestyle news that is happening in North America.

Show Hostess, Alisha M. Forrester Scott (“Alisha Bee”), shares her personal narratives, and interviews real Americans about topics related to bees and the food supply chain, sustainable lifestyle, and positive community progress.

Audio blog podcast No. 1

CLICK HERE to hear the very first BNN Bees News Network audio blog podcast.

The first audio blog is a reading of a personal narrative that was fist published at the Pollinator Support Movement (PSM) blog website on Sep 22 2013.  The “Drink a Green Drink” piece was written and produced by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott, who is the CEO of Alisha the Explorer, and founder of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).  This program was recorded on 9-22-2013.

Stay tuned to alishatheexplorer.com and pollinatorsupportmovement.com for updates on BNN Bees News Network, and to follow the progress of “Alisha Bee” as she works to save and restore bees and the food supply chain. To reach “Alisha Bee” for any reason, E-Mail to doyoulikefood@gmail.com.  Or, contact the studio at (978) ALISHA-8 is (978) 254-7428.

Thank U for your support! 

Drink a Green Drink

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SoundCloud: BNN Bees News Network – Sep 22 2013 – Episode No. 1 “Drink a Green Drink

Hear this piece as a recorded audio blog podcast, with show host “Alisha Bee”, at the newly-launched BNN Bees News Network; online exclusively at SoundCloud.

“Drink a Green Drink”

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott 

This coming Thanksgiving marks the one year anniversary that my lifestyle changed forever.  Last November, I was living in east Oakland CA (Fruitvale).  As I visited Mesa AZ for my family’s annual Thanksgiving feast, I was already cognizant that my hair was brittle and falling out.  My skin was aging rapidly, I was losing weight, and I was unable to stop that from happening.  I did not tell anyone about what I noticed, because I felt so upset about it.  Even though I was the only one that could tell that my hair was brittle and falling out, I was accustomed to looking younger than my age, and I was becoming boney thin.  I was very unhappy.

I took several modern medical tests in the office of an experienced holistic nurse practitioner, the day of my flight back to CA from AZ.  Test results from an in-office thermographic scan revealed that I was the owner of a toxic kidney, and living with blood that was full of heavy metals.  The report listed the degree of my kidney toxicity as “severe”.  The report also listed that I had a bacterial infection in my abdomen, with signs of wheat and dairy allergies, and poor overall circulation.  I was poisoned, inside.  I thought, “Um… what the…??!!”  And thus, my reality and perspective instantly changed.

Poisoned At Home

Sitting in my nurse’s office, reviewing and discussing my test results, I felt very confused and fearful of what I needed to do next.  I realize now that my confusion was steeped in the mystery of what I had done “wrong to make all of this happen”.  Living in the Bay Area without a vehicle, I had walked to and fro, on an almost daily basis.  And, I looked fit.  Wasn’t that healthy?  Without personal transportation or much money for food, I had been actively trying to avoid the nastiest of the fallible east Oakland ghetto food supply (whenever possible).  But, instinctually I knew that the low-quality meats, produce, and sugar snacks that I had been consuming were part of the problem.

Before I left her office that day, my nurse practitioner and I discussed the various ways that I had likely developed the heavy metals poisoning.  The short answer: at home; in my own space.  You see, I had been living at the infamous Vulcan Studios in the east Oakland ghetto.  I had been practicing life in a tightly-knit community that (still) houses 150+ of the west coast’s finest artists, musicians, and professional entertainers.  My home was vitally important to my emotional well-being.  I loved the variety and diversity of the Vulcan community.

While I had been living at the Vulcan, I learned from official city bulletins and local community residents that I was living in an area built upon and surrounded by dumped industrial waste.  I had also learned that the water supply was unhealthy.  I knew that the Vulcan warehouse buildings had once been foundries (metal melting buildings).  It is likely that metal particulates are still present in the buildings, and in the air.  To top it off, my nervous system was already imbalanced from a traumatic event, and I was experiencing very high levels of anxiety every day.  

Pleased to have been validated in my health concerns, and finally diagnosed (just barely avoiding all sorts of disasters), I flew back to Oakland.  I remember wanting nothing more than to make all of the bad news about my body and living situation disappear.  I was heart-broken at the realization that the fastest way for me to stop damaging my body was to move out of my home at the Vulcan.  But, I was going to have to do the healing work and I was going to have to move away from my friends and community.  There was no way around it.  Without health insurance, I was now tasked to literally save my own life.  

Internal Health

Since the intensity of that confusing time last November 2012, I have actively participated in the positive alteration of my lifestyle.  My general intention and focus to heal and thrive has allowed me to begin discovering the benefits of food as medicine.  As humans, we ALL have one thing in common: food.  Even if you are a spiritual master that consumes energy from the sun, you still require some food.  

My destroyed health was a blessing in disguise, and I find it exciting that my personal health and wellness goals have fully intersected with my life’s work to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.  Without bees, we do not have nourishing foods available to prevent our guts and organs from toxicity and decomposition.  

Reality Check

Throughout my early life, I competed in both individual and team sports.  As an adult I have remained athletic, and have “tried to stay in-shape”.  The more I learn about actual health, the more I am learning that being in-shape externally — that is, how you look — may relate very little to your actual internal health.  Without proper nutrition, even if YOU are a fit, thin, beautiful human, you are likely still unhealthy.  Especially, and simply, just by living in a modern America.  

Currently, I am enjoying work as a consultant in residency with Rejuvenation and Performance Institute (RPI) at Grace Grove in the Sedona AZ area.  And recently, my colleague, Emily Neumann presented me with a mid-morning “green drink” (blended foods beverage).  Emily’s health-wise beverage contained yellow chard, carrots, parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, ginger, and collard greens.  

Did my mid-morning green drink taste sweet?  No, not particularly.  Did it make me feel high, and full of energy?  Yes.  Was it my favorite meal ever?  No.  

Green Drink © 2013 Alisha M. Forrester Scott

Green Drink © 2013 Alisha M. Forrester Scott

Lifestyle and Education Upgrades

I am learning to be brave, literally trust my gut (which is no longer inflamed from gluten and dairy intake), and be more present and disciplined.  As I work diligently with RPI to progress their humanitarian agenda to detoxify bodies, I look forward to experiencing the realities of real internal health, and sharing all of the results and benefits that I experience.

It is a fact that, simply by living in a modern America, I have been legally exposed to GMOs, tainted water (stop using fluoride products and stop drinking your tap water!), and chemical hazards on a daily basis.  I am amazed at all of the bona fide, scientific information about anatomy and wellness that I was never taught.  The amazement that I feel has inspired me to research a variety of detoxifying diets and therapies that are completely new to me.  Using discernment and medically-competent combinations of these diets and therapies, I am learning to live outside of the modern realities of the Standard American Lifestyle.

Am I proud to be consciously living a reality that is separate from that which I had been shown?  Yes.  Do I feel compelled to begin sharing my new conscious and health-wise reality with others that are literally sick and tired of being sick and tired?  100%.

SoundCloud: BNN Bees News Network – Sep 22 2013 – Episode No. 1 “Drink a Green Drink

Hear this piece as a recorded audio blog podcast, with show host “Alisha Bee”, at the newly-launched BNN Bees News Network; online exclusively at SoundCloud.

Dragon Master of DVD Cover Art

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott

Known in the Bay Area CA as Dragon Master, performance artist and activist Don “Bee” Hughes has agreed to design the cover art for the upcoming PSM educational DVD release, “Bee-Friendly: BeeSWeek 2013”.  I had the sincere pleasure of working with Don in 2012 to produce 11-weeks of “Weekly Wednesday Peaceful Protests” in Berkeley CA.  Don “Bee” is a multi-talented artist who created many of the popular handmade flyers and signs for PSM.

Don "Bee" and school kids © 2012 PSM

Don “Bee” Hughes and students meeting on the streets of Berkeley CA © 2012 PSM

Insider Note

Look for a Dragon Master exclusive music feature on the upcoming PSM Indiegogo educational DVD fundraising campaign video.  If you love bees, and hate what is happening to them, you will appreciate Dragon Master.

A Don Hughes PSM Flyer © 2012 Pollinator Support Movement

A Don Hughes PSM Flyer © 2012 PSM

A Real Me

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott

View the original post at http://alishatheexplorer.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/a-real-me/.

Hi, each and all.  This is Alisha, the helpful, artistic, comedic, offline human that’s typing.  First, Thank You for your interest in my blog productions.

I enjoy furthering my exploration of digital media capture, and the rest of the creative production processes associated with running blogs for non-profit organizations.

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Updates and New Truth

Ready, Set, Grow the Non-Profit!  I am nearly ready to launch a SLEW of mega-uber-fabulous “retail fundraising” products and professional services; featuring the amazing people behind the products and professional services.

I am trying to bee brave.  Plainly spoken: I am trying my best not to sabotage ANYTHING because of fear, budget, and past personal experiences.  Forgetting fear, budget, and past personal experiences, I am treating my time with Pollinator Support Movement like a fresh and shiny and whole-sum happy peaceful unity green-friendly sustainable abundant bright orb.  That is to say, I am attempting not to pre-judge anything or anyone, while responding in my own spoken and creatively expressed truth.  I have found that, ultimately, my pre-judgments unnecessarily meddle and influence what my actual final decision is.

YAY! Great News.  100% Net of the “Alisha Bee Presents” online fundraising sales supports the expansion of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).

In a very personal way, I have uncovered a new personal truth.  Which is that:  I want to use my own voice sometimes, too.  Typically, I blog in limited personal narrative or photojournalistic style.  This type of writing is fun for me, and I get to practice “sticking with the facts”.  Sometimes, I write under the name, “Alisha the Explorer” to sensually explore and feature my personal education and growth experiences in a more narrative creative writing style.  And so, I am going to include posts using the “me style”, which feels more comfortable and authentic to me, because I feel happy to. 🙂 🙂

❤ Bees and Creative Whole-sum Sustainable Lifestyles. ❤

Stay Tuned

LOTS more to share, but for now, thanks for reading, and check back often, and tell your everyone about my quest to save and restore bees and the food supply chain!  And, If you have not yet visited me at my Alisha’s Blog blog website, you are soooo invited to do that.

Reach Me

in other online realms I am also known as:

  1. Alisha Bee Valley Girl (My sustainably-conscious Alter-Ego and NEW brand name)
  2. Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott (Me, the person)
  3. Alisha M. Forrester Scott (My legal name, professional career, and artist copyright names)
  4. Alisha Forrester Scott (seen in public media releases and mentions)
  5. AFS (My monogram)
  6. Alisha the Explorer of Alisha’s Blog (My sassy-pants nickname)
  7. MC Queen B (My “grass rap” performance artist name), and who can forget
  8. Bee Lady (Founder, Pollinator Support Movement)

Bee-Related Art

Originally posted as “New Art and Music Introductions” at Alisha’s Blog on 9-2-2013.

10 x 15: "Progress is Chief Joseph Bee Pacman" © 2013

10 x 15: “Chief Joseph Bee Pacman” © 2013

USA War History Lesson

Since spring 2012, I have been subconsciously immersed in the idea of reviving the spirit of Chief Joseph, and using a pop art style to share that spirit.  If you’ll remember, Chief Joseph is the Nez Perce leader that watched his people be forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in Oregon.  By 1877, the US government had murdered a lot of Nez Perce, and had also contributed to their great suffering over a very harsh winter without even basic provisions.  And then, when almost everyone in Chief “Young” Joseph’s community was dead, he formally surrendered to United States of America General Nelson Appleton Miles on October 5, 1877, in what is now Montana.  At that moment Chief Joseph is said to have spoken:

“I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Too-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

New Art Introductions

Watercolor & India Ink No. 1 (not shown)

Both of my new watercolors are in honor of Chief Joseph’s harsh lesson of tyrannical war.  The first piece, “Game Over: Chief Joseph Bee Pacman” (not shown) was inspired by a colored-markers sketch that I had made in spring 2012, while living in Oakland, CA.  This piece is adorned with calligraphy, and reads: “Hear me!  I am tired.  I will fight no more Forever.”  In addition to my liking of the Pac-Man franchise, I also am tickled at the idea of “my Pacman” telling the Ghosts that he will not be fighting them anymore.

Watercolor & India Ink No. 2 (shown)

The second piece, “Progress is Chief Joseph Bee Pacman”, is my attempt at creating a little Nez Perce Bee honoring Chief Joseph.  For this piece, I intentionally mixed colors that are traditionally used by the Nez Perce (Ex: red, light blue, gold, black, white).  This piece is not quite finished, and needs some lettering, which will read: “Chief Joseph Bee Pacman: he is tired and he will fight no more forever”.

This second piece will soon be available for sale at the forthcoming “Alisha Bee Presents” retail fundraising shop at OpenSky.com.  At the new online fundraising retail shop, I will offer this print as a art high-definition postcard, to raise funds for my work with Pollinator Support Movement.   Chief Joseph Bee Pacman for Peace and Bees!