Plants pollinated by honey bees.

  • apples
  • pears
  • raspberries
  • cotton
  • blueberries
  • cranberries
  • almonds
  • carrots 
  • cucumbers
  • strawberries
  • squash
  • melons

 

  Who are we at Save Honey Bees?

  We are a group of beekeepers in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas with hobby and commercial experience. All of the work here is done by unpaid volunteers.

 Collectively we have more years bee keeping experience than we want to admit. This is typical of beekeeping groups around the country because as a group we tend to be a little older. Hobby beekeepers tend to be settled and a local resource used by farmers and gardeners to help improve their yields. 

 Frankly, the loss of the commercial bee hives across the country (and around the world) is alarming to anyone who realizes just how important pollination is to our food supplies. A typical American household would find their food choices extremely limited if we to lose the honey bee as a pollinator. The partial list on the left includes some surprising things we don't think about, like cotton.

 We do have a statement of purpose for organizing.

 "Save Honey Bees will encourage and support non-commercial bee breeding programs to increase the number of healthy hives available for research."

 You might notice we do not mention anything about increasing honey production or breeding for specific traits. Our desire is to simply increase the healthy honey bee population of the world.

 The bee hives you can support are spread across many square miles divided into separate "out-yards" or apiaries. Each of our volunteers tend to a group located near their homes.