We are planting trees for our honey bees! Our founding partner Boland Cellar have planted 416 trees to date with just over R50000 from sales of their bottled wine!
New to our tree hive this month is Nedbank committing an annual donation of 104 trees.
Our tree hive buzz is starting to grow! Join us as we target planting 36 000 trees that are good nectar and pollen sources in reforestation projects in the Western and Eastern Cape, projects that are part of Greenpop’s Forests for Life.
These reforestation projects need R4.5 million to plant the selection of trees in the project scopes that will be Good Bee Food.
We can do this!
Endorsed by the Western Cape Bee Industry Association our funds raised are planting trees and feeding bees, planting trees and fighting climate change, planting trees and preserving habitats, planting trees and conserving and cleaning water sources, planting trees for a better world. Join #TheTreeEffect for the honey bees and more.
Our founding partner Boland Cellar are committed to managing natural capital impacts. Their collaboration with The Bee Effect to raise awareness for honey bees and support a key focus of increasing honey bee forage is part of this – executed through the launch of a wine range, Melita, to showcase our honey bees, and through their annuity pledge from sales of bottled wine.
Let’s get behind our bees!
Boland Cellar contribute funds from selected ranges of bottled wine sold, so look out for The Bee Effect logo to support. Nedbank have committed R12500 (104 trees) per annum on a contract that is renewable in three years time.
Why Forests for Life with Greenpop?
The Greenpop Foundation NPC is an award-winning registered non-profit organisation (NPO#: 151-411 NPO; PBO#: 930050622) headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, restoring ecosystems and empowering environmental stewards through reforestation, urban greening and sustainable development across Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 115,000 trees.
“Forests provide vital services to both people and the planet, bolstering livelihoods, providing clean air and water, conserving biodiversity and responding to climate change. They act as a source of food, medicine and fuel for more than one billion people. In addition to helping to respond to climate change and protect soil and water, forests hold more than three-quarters of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, provide many products and services that contribute to socio-economic development, and are particularly important for hundreds of millions of people in rural areas, including many of the world’s poorest. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, forest cover is decreasing at an alarming rate. From unregulated logging (often by foreign companies), to clearing for cash crops, to overuse of trees for fuel, human activity is putting increasing and devastating pressure on forest and woodland ecosystems.” Greenpop
Planting trees for bees is not just about providing much needed nectar and pollen for them, it is also about playing an environmental role in mitigating the impact of climate change through reforestation.
Greenpop aims to plant 500,000 trees to restore degraded forest areas, increase biodiversity, and expand ecosystem services across Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025. Of this target are around 36 000 trees that are Good Bee Food (as each area varies in biodiversity needs the percentage of trees planted that support honey bees will vary from scoped area to area).