Monday, December 15, 2008

Bee santuary established

Bee-friendly garden, pollinator paradise, planned at UC Davis

How cool is this:

...Häagen-Dazs has announced that it is making a $125,000 donation to the UC Davis Department of Entomology to launch a nationwide design competition to create a one-half acre Honey Bee Haven garden at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis....The garden will include a seasonal variety of blooming plants that will provide a year-round food source for honey bees. It is intended to be a living laboratory supporting research into the nutritional needs and natural feeding behaviors of honey bees and other insect pollinators...

If you are interested in donating to the project directly, go here. If you want to find our more about the UC Davis project, check out the entomology dept's website.

Häagen-Dazs has committed to donating $250,000 to bee research. You can check out the company sponsored educational website HelpTheHoneyBees. They've introduced a new flavor "Vanilla Honey Bee".

I could not find "Vanilla Honey Bee" when I went shopping tonight. But I picked up a pint of 'Rum Raisin' and 'Vanilla Bean'. Thanx, Häagen-Dazs.

4 comments:

Riverwolf, said...

I had heard about this. Very cool. Save the bees!

I did think, however, HD's Vanilla Honey Bee was a bit too sweet for my tastes.

Dracenea said...

As much as I run from those little buggers, I sure would miss them. I've heard that if the bees died off that we wouldn't be far behind.

genexs said...

Riverwolf:

I sure liked the run raisin! Yum!

genexs said...

Dracenea:

If you are concerned about being stung, why not make a home in your garden for carpenter/stingless bees? With little investment, you can support our pollinator friends.