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Bee Garden: Honeybees In The City



The Bee Garden is a nonprofit that helps people set up beehives. They’re not just set up in San Francisco, they’re all around the city. The group has helped create over 200 hives across town, and they say it’s been great seeing so many bees thriving and making honey.
With the help of two other women, Fulton started the Bee Garden, a nonprofit that sets up beehives around the city.

With the help of two other women,

Fulton started the Bee Garden, a nonprofit that sets up beehives around the city. The Bees aren’t just for honey—they also produce pollen and royal jelly (the latter is used as medicine).
Fulton says bees are an important part of our ecosystem and could be used for pollination if we lose them.
“We ask people to give us some space in their backyard,” explains Fulton.
Bee Garden works with schools and community gardens, as well as homeowners. They don’t ask people to donate large amounts of money or space—instead, they ask for a little room in your backyard.
They work with schools, community gardens, and homeowners. But not everyone is on board, as bees are often seen as a nuisance or risk to humans.

Bees are important

Bees are important pollinators, and they’re not a nuisance. They’re also not a risk to humans. If you have bees in your yard or garden, it’s because of you—because of your carelessness in keeping them healthy and happy.
If bees are a problem for you, it’s because of humans: We’ve been making their lives miserable over the last century with pesticides and by destroying their habitat (not just by clearing out trees but also by putting up fences that keep out other animals). We’ve gotten so good at killing off entire species that we now have less than one percent of the world’s original bee population left alive today! Even though more than 700 million honeybees were living here 100 years ago (and maybe as many as 1 billion), now there are only about 6 million worldwide—and those numbers continue to fall every year due to various factors, including disease outbreaks caused by humans (as well as certain viruses carried within bees themselves).

This is fun because now look, we have this thriving bee garden with lots of flowers,” says student Madison Allen.
“It’s good for the environment, it’s good for humans, it helps us out economically,” she says. “Bees are amazing.”

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The Bee Garden has created a haven for honeybees that students feel good about.
“Bees are important to pollinate flowers, which is what we do here,” said the director of the Bee Garden, Amy Pociask. “They’re also important in terms of our food supply and environment.” She added: “But most importantly, bees help us out economically.”
Pociask explained that although it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how much money people spend buying organic produce or eating locally grown fruits and vegetables, one thing is clear: there’s not enough money flowing through the economy without bees working hard at it.
“It makes me really happy because I’m not just helping one bee, I’m helping all the bees in the beehive,” explains student Hannah Bell.


It’s a fact: bees are important to the environment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that honeybees pollinate about one-third of crops grown in the country, including fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, broccoli, and tomatoes.
Bees also help keep our air clean by removing harmful toxins from plants that grow wild on land used for agriculture or livestock grazing; they pollinate flowers so we can enjoy their beauty year-round, and they build nests around which we can nestle when we’re feeling lonely or cold! Bees make me happy because they’re helping me live a happier life (and my community).
With all the construction happening in and around San Francisco, pollinator habitats are being destroyed.
You may have heard bees are important to our food supply, but you may not know just how vital they are. Bees pollinate more than 90% of the world’s food crops and provide honey to over one billion people yearly. In addition to being crucial for our nutritional needs, bees also play an important role in helping us understand climate change and its effects on plants.


The problem is that this precious resource is threatened by habitat loss: urban landscapes are being destroyed so that humans can live closer together and build new homes, businesses, and infrastructure (this can include construction projects). These changes will inevitably affect bee populations and other wildlife like birds or reptiles—all animals who rely on them!


This is how we’re changing the world for the better. In San Francisco alone, we see a spike in bees dying from pesticides and other causes. But with all this construction happening around us, there’s nowhere for them to live in safety; they’re being forced out of their natural habitats and into our homes, where they become trapped or killed by wayward electric cords or caustic chemicals left behind by humans. These bees are more than just beautiful creatures; they’re an important part of our ecosystem! So if you have room in your backyard or local park to set up a bee garden full of flowers, please consider helping these little guys out today!

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