If you've ever felt sorry for a starving bee fighting on the sidewalk in front of you, help may be available soon. Or more precisely in your wallet.
A community worker invented a credit card-sized bee styper with three packets of sugar solution, which can be placed next to the insect to feed it.
Dan Harris, 40, is now crowdfunding to produce the "Bee Savior" cards following the success of his prototype, with community groups and stores in his local town of Norwich, including the Book Hive bookstore and a local pub commit to storing the £ 4 bee climbers.
Each card contains three wells with a beekeeping formula secured with peelable foil-backed stickers.
"When you remove the sticker for the first time and place the card next to the bee, do you think what will happen? When I tried it for the first time, the bee went quietly on the map and started feeding, "Harris said.
" I noticed that anyone walking through a city passed an exhausted bee means that you also missed a chance to connect with nature. "
Harris came up with the idea after learning about the fast metabolism of bees and how quickly they run out of energy, and he wondered how the people who live in cities are more likely to deal with nature.
"I lived in a flat without a garden, and the most likely place I would encounter a bee was to walk around town, and I had none a teaspoon of sugar solution in my hand, "he said.
For over four years, he has painstakingly tested hand-made prototypes, with advice on bees from his scientist, his uncle's father and beekeeper.
a nonprofit cooperative to create the revival he wants to draw from recycled plastic cards. When he reaches his £ 8,000 crowdfunding goal, he can hire a company to do the wells he hand-fills with a beekeeper-recommended sugar solution. If he collects more money, his coop can produce it in masses.
Richard Horne, a designer and illustrator, designed the cards for free after seeing his children use the prototype to rescue a bee.
"I tried to revive bees with sugar and water on a spoon, and it never worked," Horne said. "After we got the prototype, I and the kids found a bee that had problems and they said," Dad! Get the card! "I fetched my wallet and the card was a treat. I think that's a brilliant idea.
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