5% off bees and bee equipment

Help grow bees + get a discount

To receive a (5%) product discount for bees you want to purchase for your garden, or for any products for growing solitary bees, visit the Crown Bees website and enter the special discount code “alishabee2015” at Crown Bees shopping cart/checkout area.

If you are interested in learning how to grow “stingless” solitary bees, then please consider purchasing your solitary bee growing products at Crown Bees.  Pollinator Support Movement 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 “alishabee2015”, PSM receives an affiliate credit… so that we can give away bee equipment to local gardens who need it!  This program is super-important projects to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

Again, to receive up to a (5%) discount for all products for growing solitary bees on the Crown Bees website, enter the special discount code “alishabee2015” at Crown Bees shopping cart/checkout area.

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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.

NEW! from Alisha’s Blog

POLLINATOR SUPPORT MOVEMENT PRESENTS:

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! UPDATES! UPDATES! UPDATES! UPDATES!

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott “Alisha the Explorer“, Founder of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM)

Pollinator Support Movement’s mission is to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

Visit Alisha’s Blog at http://alishatheexplorer.com.

  1. The “BeeSWeek 2013: Scientific and Community Panel Forums” DVD educational film production has wrapped.  Held at the University of New Mexico, the BeeSWeek production made the front page news of the Albuquerque Journal on its opening day, and was featured on a local television morning show called “The Morning Brew”.  Raw footage from the BeeSWeek panel discussion film production is currently in early editing.
  2. In the next several weeks, once the DVD project is fully edited and pressed (duplicated), it will be sold online and at local public events as a fundraising product for the sustainable and humanitarian-based projects that are designed and produced by members of Pollinator Support Movement collective.  Funds generated by the sale of the BeeSWeek educational DVD will be split “50/50 net” between habitat restoration and research and development projects, and community food and educational projects.
  3. Pollinator Support Movement has hired a professional social media representative for the BeeSWeek 2013 DVD fundraiser production.  Stay tuned for details!  Click here to read more about PSM in the media.
  4. Pollinator Support Movement is currently raising funds to pay for:  BeeSWeek 2013 productions costs, non-profit organization filing fees, and “pro-pollinator” creative marketing projects.  Once non-profit status has been awarded, Pollinator Support Movement will be partnering with grass roots artists and small business owners to grow a North American (and beyond) collective.  This collective will operate under the PSM motto: “For Planet, For Purpose”, and will contribute to the sustainable systems and cultural change and economic boost that the global agribusiness industry needs in order to progress and thrive.
  5. Pollinator Support Movement intends to sponsor national and local “bee-friendly” labeling programs, by working with a local grocery co-operative (co-op) to create a marketing program where grocery consumers will be able to easily identify products (with ingredients) that are pollinated by bees.  Additionally, Pollinator Support Movement is interested in creating ancillary labeling programs for the food and beverage industries.  Stay tuned for details on both “Bee-Friendly” labeling programs.
  6. At this early stage, and with progressive successes still under way, Pollinator Support Movement needs your financial contribution now.  BeeSWeek 2013 cost $8,000 to produce.  $1,995 has been raised to date.  Thank You so much to all of the PSM new Members and donors!  Click here to read about these compassionate people.
  7. Pre-sale BeeSWeek panel discussion DVD‘s will be available soon!  Stay tuned for details!  Why is the BeeSWeek 2013 panel discussion DVD project such a big deal?  Click here to learn more.
  8. If you are in a position to publicly support Pollinator Support Movement (a publicly-beneficial, non-profit collective), please consider joining PSM as a Member, or donate your money to PSM by visiting the Crown Bees’ PSM Memberships page at the Crown Bees website.  If you contribute to the PSM cause, your name will appear in the credits on the BeeSWeek 2013 educational DVD.

Contact Pollinator Support Movement

Citizen Services Department: (415) 484-BEE4 is (415) 484-2334

E-Mail: doyoulikefood@gmail.com

Website: http://pollinatorsupportmovement.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/doyoulikefood

Coming Soon!  

Weblinks to our BeeSWeek online crowd-funding promotions.

New Media

Click here to see Alisha “Bee” on the local Albuquerque TV morning show “The Morning Brew”.

The Morning Brew Memorial Day Show 2013
The Morning Brew Memorial Day Show 2013

Thank You, BeeSWeek Supporters

To date, Pollinator Support Movement has raised $1995 to help cover the costs of the $8000 BeeSWeek 2013 events.  Our fundraising continues!

We are excited to be producing an important video project from the recordings of the BeeSWeek 2013: Scientific and Community Panel Forums events.

This BeeSWeek educational DVD production is now in process, and we are grateful to those who have supported the mission of PSM to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

We are so thankful for the contributions of our commercial sponsors: La Provence, BBBSeed, and D&A Mattress (Mattress Firm, Albuquerque).

We are so thankful for the PSM Membership purchases and financial contributions from our Online Community members.

If you have a moment to support our vision and the vital BeeSWeek educational DVD project, offer your support to help PSM by visiting the PSM Memberships page at Crown Bees’ website.

http://www.crownbees.com/crown-bees/memberships/
❤ Bees and Community. ❤

BeeSWeek 2013 Supporters

  1. Art Jacobson
  2. Cari Gardner
  3. Colin Keizer
  4. Cynthia Andre
  5. Denise Shreeve
  6. James Collins
  7. Jennifer Ose-MacDonald
  8. Jim Houston
  9. Lana Starr
  10. Marcia Walker
  11. Mary Desmarteau
  12. Michael Farndale
  13. Michael Tullius
  14. Michael Wade
  15. Mike Shaw
  16. P. Palmer
  17. Paul Beckman
  18. Pat Lund
  19. Rebecca Toone
  20. Renee Czubowicz
  21. Sally Kayser
  22. Stephen Peterson
  23. Steve Murray
  24. Willard Gibbs

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Milestone: Your H-E-L-P

Pollinator Support Movement needs YOUR H-E-L-P to raise funds to complete the BeeSWeek project.

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott (“Alisha Bee”)
Founder of Pollinator Support Movement, and co-Producer of the inaugural BeeSWeek 2013
BeeSWeek Panel Forum 1 © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

BeeSWeek Panel Forum, June 3, 2013 © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

Filming for the BeeSWeek 2013 Scientific and Community Panel Forums concluded in the early evening of Tuesday, June 4, at the University of New Mexico.

During June 3 and 4, Inside UNM’s Science & Math Learning Center auditorium, pollinator experts from several sides of industry gathered to discuss the failing Honey bee.

“What should be done to reduce the risk of total Honey bee extinction, while increasing the number of alternative pollinators to prevent food supply chain collapse?”

This type of question, and many others, were explored and answered during the BeeSWeek panel forum conversations.

Now, Pollinator Support Movement — a non-profit “for purpose” collective organization — needs to raise several thousand dollars to cover BeeSWeek costs.

This money will help Pollinator Support Movement to produce a DVD program to educate the masses — from many demographics — on the actuality of the condition of our North American food supply chain.

BeeSWeek Panel Forum, June 4, 2013 © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

BeeSWeek Panel Forum, June 4, 2013 © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

WANTED:  Protection of the food supply chain

Pollinator Support Movement is a leading collective of that officially launched in 2012, in Oakland, California.  Click here to learn more about the PSM Collective. 

Since then, PSM has experience positive media exposure.  Click here to read about these media mentions.

The role of Pollinator Support Movement is to educate, connect, and inspire communities to action, in order to protect the food supply chain.

There are many organizations that are involved in the agricultural education of the masses, and Pollinator Support Movement is in solidarity with all organizations dedicated to real education.

Beyond education, the production of bees is necessary to preserving the efficacy of our commercial food supply chain.

Your contribution to Pollinator Support Movement will help to pay for BeeSWeek educational DVD program production costs, a non-profit filing fee, and collective expansion.

Visit http://www.crownbees.com/crown-bees/memberships/ to contribute in these ways:

+ Purchase a PSM Personal Annual Membership.  This annual membership includes:

  • Your membership name in online print listings, and on the BeeSWeek educational DVD program credits
  • Two (2) official PSM Membership stickers and “Thank You” original commemorative art postcard mailed to your address ($3 value)
  • Receive online PSM membership badges for your social media usage
  • A subscription to Bee-Mail which includes free monthly bees educational support

+ Purchase a PSM Professional Annual Membership.  This annual membership includes:

  • Your membership name in online print listings, and on the BeeSWeek educational DVD program credits
  • Ten (10) official PSM Membership stickers and “Thank You” original commemorative art postcard mailed to your address ($8 value)
  • Receive online PSM membership badges for your social media usage
  • A subscription to Bee-Mail which includes free monthly bees educational support

+ Donate to Pollinator Support Movement.  In exchange for your donation, PSM will:

  • Place your name in online print listings, and on the BeeSWeek educational DVD program credits
  • Send you two (2) official PSM Membership stickers and “Thank You” original commemorative art postcard mailed to your address ($8 value)
  • Receive online PSM membership badges for your social media usage
  • A subscription to Bee-Mail which includes free monthly bees educational support

Thank You

Your participation in Pollinator Support Movement’s collective effort to save and restore bees and the food supply chain is Bee-utiful.