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 $54,000 with what he now has. 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.
Progress is being made to rebuild he has got a quote for a bid shed, The site has been prepared, the shed (in knocked down form) is on site and all council approvals have been obtained. Some insurance money has come through and he has fairly close to enough money to commence building. As soon as the shed is finished he can start to again pack his organic honey, The hives will take longer to rebuild, he is getting a lot of help from some of the other beekeepers on the Island, They are great. Unfortunately the business partner in the company has withdrawn leaving me alone but that also gives me the freedom to make decisions and my beekeeper friends are good support.
He is extremely grateful to those helping through the 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 these Liguria to northern Italy and the worlds bee population". Your donations are critical for Mick to rebuild and produce good Kangaroo Island organic honey and at the same time contribute to the survival of Lingurian bees.