Our national parks are our home and we’re feeling a little displaced after the bushfires – with habitat loss and our food source gone – we need a little help.
We’re the little livestock that makes a big impact. We’re the honeybees and we’re crucial to everything you eat, every day. Without us, your favourites like avocados, almonds and blueberries wouldn’t be a reality.
Did you know that nine billion of us are on our way to Victoria’s almond farms to help with pollination as well as collecting nectar for honey?
“Without bees, a third of the supermarkets would be empty and your favourites at the farmers markets would be in short supply,” said Rural Aid CEO John Warlters.
“Through Rural Aid’s Stronger Futures program, Hive Aid is ensuring that this essential industry is safeguarded for generations to come, but we need your help. Recent events including drought and bushfire impacted thousands of beehives across Australia. Thankfully, the beekeepers are doing their best to get back on their feet. However, they are struggling to feed their bees and pay their bills.”
In NSW alone bushfires have burnt over 9,809 hives and wiped out the field bees of over 88,094 hives.
“That’s why we are asking everyone to #BeeAnAngel by supporting Australia’s littlest livestock, the honeybee.”
There are easy ways to help support our littlest livestock farmers by: Bee awesome, bee kind, bee an angel; by planting some native flowers; donating a portion of your grocery shop to Hive Aid: www.ruralaid.org.au/hiveaid; or by creating a fundraising page: www.ruralaid.org.au/hold-a-fundraising-event/
Schools can also get involved by either raising funds, planting flowers, or building their own beehives. Your support will allow Rural Aid to provide support to keep our hives alive and the industry flourishing. To support our beekeepers and their bees, please donate at: www.ruralaid.org.au/donate/?supporter_id=14254