In my Inspired Life Dreaming Big … I’m helping to save the bees and the trees … and clean water and clean air.
But for today, let’s talk about my DREAMing BIG SAVE the BEES idea … like for fun, but also in seriousness.
In the “for fun” of things, I recognize one small simple truth: I don’t have a hundred million dollars, nor do I have any contacts with some spare hundred mill worth of change rattling around in their pockets who might be able to set this dream up.
Nonetheless … I love the energy and the intent of my Big Dream … so … for the fun of it, and the seriousness of it (cuz let’s be real, if the bees die, we die … it’s just how it is … and we keep killing them like we don’t know that), here it is … my Big Save the Bees Dream:
Empower an organic & unspoiled land, clean water, no cell towers, no pesticides, no fertilizers bee sanctuary sufficient enough to help the bees live and as a bonus plus … create true organic honey (currently, as far as my research as indicated, none actually exists) … and promote environmental wellness!
Project Notes and Needs:
- bees require a file mile habitat radius from their hives
- a little bit of math time … don’t worry, I got this … read to the end of this bullet for bottom line .. (5 miles x 2 to convert from radius to diameter = 10 miles diameter … converting a circle shape to a square shape with estimation to be easy for creating a more recognizable unit of measure … square miles ... 10 miles wide x 10 miles long = 100 sq miles) … so we’re roughly gonna need about 100 sq miles of continuous land
- land is sold in acres … so I looked it up, and 100 sq miles is about 64,000 acres … so we’re gonna need a REALLY big piece of bee happy land with natural/fresh/clean water, trees, plants, flowers … think of all the bunches and bunches of beautiful wildflowers … A BIG BIG BIG BIIIIIIGGGGG piece of bee happy sanctuary land
- some beehives
- a consulting ecologist/land manager
- another bonus, we could get it designated protected lands, or something sustainable (add lawyer, team of lawyers to budget list ... maybe they’d work pro bono?!)
- we could also consider designating a portion of the area a “park” (add park rangers)
Well, so, that should give you an idea of my dreaming big ...
So if you wouldn’t mind checking your pockets for some spare change, I really think we can make this happen!!!
In the meantime, to help save the bees with the means I have available to me, I:
- have committed to buying organic and sustainable in every way possible (food, home textiles, … I have even started buying organic clothing … cuz the pesticides that are used for cotton farming account for HUGE amount of the pesticides being used overall … and it’s terrible.)
- have gone paperless in every way I can … I even do all of my doodling, arting, and noting digitally
- have committed to consuming less … I’ve walked away from the buy more, buy bigger motto. Working to live more sustainably and growing my knowledge and skills as I can.
- have created (and am learning to expand) an indoor, year round growing system (in part using TowerGardens for a substantial part of our harvest)
- have planted bee friendly flowers and created a bee friendly space in our yard
I may not have a hundred million billion zillion dollars, but I can do things in my own way. Maybe it will help. Maybe it won’t. But I feel good trying and helping to make the world a safer, cleaner, more sustainable place for all.
Well, beautiful blossoms … there it is my Dreaming Big Living It Small to Make A Difference Save the Bees Dream!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my dreaming big!
And if you’d like to do something simple, but wonderfully big to help the bees in your area, here is an wonderful tip from FarmAndDairy.com:
“Bees are small and drown easily, so using a shallow dish filled with rocks or marbles is ideal. Just keep the water line shallower than the rocks, so the bees have a place to land. It's equally important to make sure the dish of water you're putting out for thirsty bees hasn't been contaminated with pesticides.”