Mick is a beekeeper in the western part of Kangaroo Island South Australia. In the bush fires he lost 400 hives where the fire was most intense. He produces organic honey from these hives . He needs funds to replace at least 400 hives.
Each flat pack hive costs $A230 which means he needs $92,000.to buy 400 flat pack hives. Where he lived was burnt down and a buildings where he stored equipment have been lost. He needs to build a new shed estimated at $82,000. He has a building permit and the site is now ready, the shed is on the site ready to put up. He needs the funds to erect the shed and for the concrete floor. He is now alone with only some help his family to help him reconstruction. Mick is tough, spent much of December and January fighting fires on KI. He is determined but very short of funds please help him if you can and/or tell your friends.
Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for a unique population of Ligurian bees. This strain of bees was brought to Kangaroo Island over 100 years ago and is now the only preserved colony of this pure strain of Ligurian bees in the world today. The strain is known for the quality and quantity of its honey. Ligurian bees are also quite docile making them very useful for hives in cities. The strain is protected on the island with strict quarantine laws to keep out disease and bee pests therefore keeping its bees healthy and pure. The island is a key grafting (breeding) place for its own Queens and also exports Ligurian Queens to the rest of the world.
I am extremely grateful to those helping me through these difficult and massive reconstruction tasks by making a donation. As one donor observed "Kangaroo Island is now the only place in the world where there is still a healthy pure strain of Ligurian bees. It is critical for the return of Liguria in northern Italy and the worlds bee population". Your donations are critical for Mick to rebuild, produce good Kangaroo Island organic honey and contribute to the survival of Lingurian bees.