At Honey Bee RV Storage (“HB”), we know that what we do matters, which is why we are dedicated to giving back to the community through our “Save a Bee, Park an RV” campaign. This campaign aims to increase and maintain honey bee preservation efforts by donating $1 for each RV parked at its facilities per month to honey bee research.
The Save a Bee, Park an RV campaign focuses on donating a portion of our proceeds to honey bee research facilities that share our objectives and have the expertise to execute our action plan of better protecting honey bee populations and safeguarding their ecosystems.
Honey bees are known for their production of honey and beeswax, as well as the large role they play in the pollination of plants and flowers. They also play a significant role in agricultural systems, increasing crop values each year by more than $15 billion in the United States alone and pollinating more than 80 percent of all cultivated crops. Bees are responsible for pollinating most of the fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that are essential to our diet. From blueberries and almonds to coffee and cucumbers, bees pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat.
Honey bees are humanity’s key ally in the fight against hunger and malnutrition around the world. Studies show that bees and other pollinators are declining in abundance in many parts of the world largely due to intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, excessive use of agricultural chemicals, habitat loss, and pollution affecting not only crop yields but also nutrition. If this trend continues, nutritious crops such as fruits, nuts, and many vegetables will be substituted increasingly by staple crops like rice, corn, and potatoes, eventually resulting in an imbalanced diet. A world without bees would mean a world in which around 70% of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world would be eliminated. This is why HB is dedicated to preserving that which inspired its name by helping restore bee populations one donation at a time.
*Source: Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder, Renee Johnson, Congressional Research Service 2010.