If you ever felt a twinge of pity for a hungry bee struggling on the pavement in front of you, you may soon have help at hand. Or more precisely, in your wallet.
A community development worker has invented a credit card style revitalizer for bees containing three sachets of sugar solution, which can be placed next to the insect to feed it.
Dan Harris, 40, now funds the collective funding to produce the "Bee Savior" cards after the success of his prototype, with community groups and businesses in his local Norwich city, including the Book Hive bookshop and a local pub, which they commit to store 4 bee alive.
Each card contains three slits that contain a formula for beekeepers, secured with aluminum foil adhesives that can be peeled off.
"The first time you peel the label and put it next to the bee, do you think it's going to happen?" When I tasted it for the first time, the bee walked quietly to the card and started feeding, "Harris said.
"I was surprised that everyone who walks through a city has pbaded in front of an exhausted bee. That means you've also overlooked the opportunity to connect with nature. "
Harris came up with the idea after learning about the rapid metabolism of bees and how quickly they can run out of energy. He also wondered how people living in cities could relate to nature more frequently.
"I was living in an apartment without a garden and the most likely place I would find is that a bee was walking around the city and did not have a teaspoon of sugar solution on hand," he said.
For four years, he has laboriously tested hand-made prototypes, with advice on bees from his scientific father and his uncle, beekeeper.
Now he has created Bee Savior Behavior, a nonprofit cooperative, to make the rescuers, which he hopes to get from recycled plastic cards. If you reach your collective funding goal of 8,000 pounds, you can entrust a company that makes the notches, which you fill by hand with a sugar solution recommended by beekeepers. If you raise more funds, your cooperative can produce them en mbade.
Richard Horne, designer and illustrator, designed the cards for free after seeing his children use the prototype to save a bee.
"I tried to revive the bees using sugar and water in a spoon and it never worked," Horne said. "After we got the prototype, the children and I found a bee that was struggling and they said, 'Dad! Get the card!'" I looked for my wallet and the card worked wonders, I think it's an idea cool ".
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