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Sting backs sustainable beekeeping group
Performer becomes a patron of the Bees for Development Trust.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 01:08 PM
Photo: David Zalubowski/AP
You have to love it when a story comes along involving someone named "Sting" and the topic of beekeeping.
Hilarity of wordplay aside, the 58-year-old legendary musician has announced his backing of a sustainable beekeeping project organized by Bees for Development Trust
. The group works to teach sustainable beekeeping methods and improve livelihoods in some of the poorest communities in the world.
With Sting's backing, the group hopes its work will receive a higher profile and lead to more lives being enriched through the practice of beekeeping.
As someone who has just become involved in raising bees for honey and crop pollination, I can appreciate Sting becoming a patron of this organization and encouraging more beekeepers to join the fold. I wouldn't be surprised if his interest in the field comes from experience on his own 700-acre farm in Tuscany, Italy
Either way, with Colony Collapse Disorder
a growing threat and a need for more beekeepers worldwide, any support is welcome. To learn more about how you can help back the Bees for Development Trust, jump here
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