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We're a @flowhive Pollinator Support Program Finalist!
August 14th is the LAST day to vote!
Vote now (project #5) to support our work researching and developing a seed mix to show our bees some love!
We will work with @siskiyouseeds, a local, organic seed producer, to design a research-driven series of
flower seed packs to provide exceptionally high-quality nutrition for bees. In 2018, 2019, and 2020 we will plant two research plots of ‘Siskiyou Seeds’ flower seeds. One plot will be adjacent to our “teaching apiary” and the other plot will be at ‘The Farm at SOU’, a student-led organic farm at Southern Oregon University. We’ll monitor the flowers for germination rates, attractiveness to bees (measuring the abundance and diversity of bee species), and length of bloom time and attractiveness. As the project continues, we will share data, seeds, and instruction through 3 community workshops, 6 “Kids and Bees” events, and 4 regional beekeeping and farming conference presentations. All flowers that are grown in our research plots will be harvested and donated to our local Senior Center and Head Start pre-school. We will also reach thousands through social media and our website with data, pictures, instructions, and stories. LINK IN BIO 💛🙏🏻🐝 at @sarahbeegirl #bees #pollinators #honeybee #seedsforbees