It remained exciting until the end. Schlieblich applied the all-or-nothing principle, according to which the educational project of the bamberger bienen-freunde is either financed or manovred out of existence. But then the chorus of jubilation from the organizers: "yes, we have reached the targeted funding amount of 8,000 euros", according to ilona munique, reinhold burger and other supporters of the initiative bees-life-in-bamberg.De. "The fixed amount was even slightly overfinanced by nature lovers with 107 percent (8520 euro)."
From 28. February
Since 28. In february the call for donations of the naturefriends, who do not want to accept the slow death of the honey collectors, was launched. It is well known that the bee population has been declining worldwide for decades, and the number of bees in the free state of bavaria has almost halved since the beginning of the 1990s. So the organizers hope for young beekeepers, whom they would like to reach through cooperation with the bamberg schools. "In order to improve the bee balance, we want to get children excited about this defensible little animal, but we need teaching materials as well as a curriculum that covers all subjects and grades", says ilona munique, who was still worried about her plan to save the volker 24 hours before the deadline expired. However, "so many local people, foreigners, politicians, traders and network friends have supported us that we can now teach bamberg's school communities about the importance of what is essentially the most important beneficial animal."
One third of the food
What people will face after the death of the honey collectors was already predicted by einstein with the words "once the bee disappears from the earth, man will have four years to live". Schlieblich according to the world food organization FAO, more than one-third of global food production depends on pollinating insects.