The Save the Bees, Virginia Project was started in 2019 when we noticed that, after the City of Virginia Beach sprayed our neighborhood for mosquitoes one late, summer night, all signs of insect life disappeared. Our initial goal is to ban the use of permethrin as a mosquito spray in Virginia. After that, we will expand our goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is permethrin?
Short answer: Permethrin is a non-selective mosquito spray that is still being used in many towns and cities across the United States. A longer answer to the question is here. What is permethrin? We've highlighted some of the most salient facts in the report.
How can I help?
Currently, the best ways to help with the Save the Bees Project is: 1) If you live in Virginia, sign the petition. And, 2) Make a small purchase of a bumper sticker or a Bee Wear T-shirt. (more info below)
What is the Bee Wear brand?
The Bee Wear Brand was formed specifically to raise funds for the Save the Bees Project. Unless otherwise noted*, 100% of the profits from the Bee Wear Brand Store go to the Save the Bees Fund here. You can visit our online store here: https://beewearstore.square.site/
*We are inviting other bee-friendly clubs and non-profit organizations to join us in the Save the Bees Project.
How are the funds from the Save the Bees Fund used?
All funds are used to further promote the Save the Bees Project, research, legal fees, and other administrative costs.
Where can I sign the petition to ban the use of permethrin products for widespread mosquito control in Virginia?
This petition is to ban the use of permethrin as a widespread mosquito spray across Virginia. Please sign, and invite your friends and family to do the same. This petition is hosted using Google forms, so you will need a Google account to sign. This is to prevent abuse. Ban the use of permethrin in Virginia.
Save the Bees Bumper Stickers
We're creating a series of Save the Bees Bumper Stickers for 2022; one each month. These stickers measure 6" x 4", and have a glossy finish, and a unique message; Bee Friendly, Bee Lovers, etc. Show your support for the bee with these handsome designs. All proceeds will go to our Save the Bees VA Fund.
Bulk Orders Available
If you would like to raise funds for your non-profit, bee-friendly club or organization, use the form below to send us a message.
Bee Wear T-Shirts
Our T-Shirts are extra soft, made from 100% ring-spun cotton. Modern-classic fit. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. 5/8" rib collar. 33% of the energy used to manufacture our products comes from renewable resources. 100% of our fabric cutting scraps are recycled into fiber and used in new products. Grey pearlized tear away label. Taped neck and shoulders.