What is Efecto Colmena?
Efecto Colmena is a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving bees in Mexico. We intend to decrease the rate of destruction of hives, replacing a culture of extermination with one of relocation and protection. We create collective consciousness about the current reality of bees and how relevant they are to the whole ecosystem and our very own food security by sensibilization and education of general population and emergency services officials.
We are a multidisciplinary team, committed to different projects all related to the environment. We apply integral programs which tend to several problems with creative, innovative solutions. What binds us together is the need to solve a growing problem. Our purpose is the greater good, not just the preservation of one species; there’s no saying what kind of uncertainty we will face in the future if we do not jump into action now.
Working together for the environment and a better bee-human relationship.
What we do?
How can you help us?
More of 2019 Projects
A place bees -and we- dream of.
The Bee Haven will be a place specially designed for the rescued bees, where they can rehabilitate and continue their productive life without being bothered, and therefore thriving. In time, this scheme will be replicated in several locations all around Mexico.
This space will also become an Educational Center, suitable for tours, seminars and talks targeted at different sectors of society: schools, businesses and bee enthusiasts. Forming a new generation of well informed, bee friendly individuals is a must for us.
We intend to be a worldwide reference in beekeeping.
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It is an ambitious idea: an APP which encompasses everything about bees: relevant, trustworthy data, games, trivia, a gateway for reporting hives at risk, contacting beekeepers, selling our products and promoting events.
This APP will also be a space to discuss current regulations on bees, our advances in every front we’re fighting and generating a Beekeeper and Bee Product Sellers Network in our country.
Together, we can make it happen.
Some of our Allies
Why should we rescue them?
At the same time, we focus on strengthening our impact in media through interviews in radio, television, press and digital media.
How can you help?
It’s not over yet
We launch a new website, which in term allows us to reach even more people and keep pushing towards a more aware society.
Much is yet to come!
- Bee population is decreasing all over the world, and in Mexico we are not helping, but damaging them even more.
- Usually, each time a bee hive is discovered, government agencies deal with it by destroying it, killing thousands of bees.
- Creating a policy of protecting the lives of bees, in order to change our culture and turn fear into awareness and knowledge.
- Include the Bees in the list of Protected Species.
- Challenge the authorities, via a legal exemption, next time there’s a killing of bees.
- Redact a law initiative to promote the protection of hives.
- Along with the government, generate proper regulations which establish an adequate protocol to rescue and relocate bees.
Please, sign here our petition in Change.org and help us change things in Mexico. Our goal is to change law, so that bees are considered a Protected Species, preventing further destruction of hives.
If this were to happen, the law would be revised and modified, turning relocation into the main course of action in the case of a hive being discovered, instead of burning it and eradicating all its inhabitants.
Help us reach more people and let’s change things now!