Save the Bees Volunteer Project
brought to you by The Bee Cause Project and Team Bonding
By completing this project you will make an impact in the focus area of climate protection. You will receive one hour of volunteer credit towards Verizon’s goal of 2.5 million volunteer hours. This commitment to the Save the Bees Volunteer Project increases pollinator awareness and contributes to Verizon’s larger goal to become 100% carbon neutral in its operations by 2035.
Verizon is committed to contributing to a greener future by reducing carbon and minimizing waste in its operations while also using its technology for climate change solutions.
Verizon is contributing to this goal in four strategic ways:
- Help clean up rivers;
- Plant trees with your local arboretum;
- Recycle old technology devices;
- Use your smartphone to collect data for environmental scientists
This project is the perfect way to introduce you to pollinators and the important ways you can support them and their habitats. These activities are fun for the entire family! We hope that you will enjoy completing the Save the Bees Volunteer Project.
Stage 1. Building a Bee Home – Mason Bee
- There are 139 species of mason bees that are native to North America! To find out more watch Mason Bees are a Gardener’s Best Friend.
- Did you know that there are more than 4,000 species of native bees in North America? Take a peek at some of these vital and unique pollinators – Native Bee Diversity in North America.
Stage 2. Planting a Wildflower Bee Garden
- Use the following Ecoregional Guide for a list of native, seasonal plants for your area. Local plant nurseries can help you pick out just the right plant no matter what time of year.
- Learn more about turning your yard into a wildflower garden for pollinators! Watch Planting Wildflower Seeds to learn more.
Stage 3. Save the Bee Bracelet
- When you make and wear your own Save the Bees bracelet, you raise awareness of busy pollinators! Wear it proudly, and be ready to answer questions about the meaning of your bracelet. After completing this project you will have all the tools you need to bee a friend to pollinators. Make a great gift!
- As part of spreading awareness for the plight of pollinators, download your Adopt-a-Bee Certificate, name your bee and share with a friend.
- Learn more about the Critical Importance of Pollinators from the experts as well as what you can do to help!
Stage 4. Food Doesn’t Grow in Supermarkets – Honey Tasting
- Honey is like a fine wine! Get to know the flavors, aromas, and subtle notes of the nectar of the Gods with the Honey Wheel. Enjoy this article Honey, I Hardly Know You!
- Learn how to appreciate the different flavors, colors, and textures of honey with Taste This: The Connoisseurs Guide to Tasting Honey with Amina Harris @ UC Davis
- UC Davis Honey Wheel for purchase
Want to dig deeper? Help us pass on our passion for pollinators!
Pollinator education is our passion! We would love for you to help us raise awareness about the plight of pollinators. We offer numerous free resources for all ages. Enjoy and share these pollinator-themed books, lesson plans, and virtual field trips to help us inspire young environmentalists!
Your donation helps us to further our mission to bring live bees through observation or Langstroth hives to schools and libraries in your community.
Bee a Friend to Pollinators!
Join Ms. Paticia to help pollinators where you live, go to school, and where you play. Ms. Patricia will tell you about an exciting project you can do in your own backyard called Bee a friend to Pollinators. Produced with the Bee Cause Project and Clemson Cooperative Extension.
The Bee Cause Project private label honey is available at Savannah Bee Company.
Do you love honey? Our friends at Savannah Bee Company created private label honey to benefit our mission at The Bee Cause Project. Proceeds from the purchase of this honey help us to protect pollinators. Please go to Savannah Bee Company to purchase a delicious sweet treat!