Money for the Honey Man

Money for the Honey Man

From Pam Marshall

I’m raising money for my local bee-keeper who had his hives robbed - of his rare Ligurian bees, as well as having all his honey stolen, in a brazen daylight robbery.

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12 days ago

Hi everyone,

Only just over 20 days left of my campaign and I'm so excited and humbled by people's generosity to support my local bee-keeper Michael get his bees and hives re-established after his recent honey-heist.

We're still a little way off our goal - and I'd love it if you could pledge anything to the cause, I'd be very grateful - or if you could share it with any honey-lovers, bee-lovers, planetary citizens, tree-huggers, FB friends who see the significance of bees to our environment and food chain.

Thanks for your support of me and this campaign.

Pam.

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Everyone loves honey, right? And you can't beat that freshness of honey direct from a hive. It has the flavour of flowers and sunshine. 

Honey contains enzymes that aid digestion, is used for healing colds and flus, and brings recipes to life. Scientists estimate that one in every three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees doing their thing.

Our very survival on the planet depends on bees.

So, when our local bee-keeper Michael Noakes recently had all his hives robbed of his rare Ligurian bees – the last genetically pure population of bees on the planet - as well as having all his honey stolen, it was a honey heist that left him in a sticky predicament – strapped for cash with customer orders and no honey.

The bee-heist took place during a daylight “sting” where the hives were fully looted and the only thing that remained were the boxes.

This left our little community reeling, how could anyone be that sneaky?

For more than two decades Michael has produced honey and says he was shattered by the experience and devastated that someone would go to such lengths to steal the bees from his hives.

“It’s my life’s work. I brought these bees in from one of the purest places on the planet, Kangaroo Island. And I’ve worked with them for over 20 years,” he said.

Over $8000 worth of bees and honey were stolen from the property, leaving the small businessman in a perilous place financially.

So that's why I've set up this page - to help my bee-keeper. He’s one of the humblest guys you could meet; the kind of guy who takes his honey off the supermarket shelf if the grocer is charging too much for it. He cold extracts the honey which keeps all the flavour and goodness intact. His honey is bottled sunshine and ranges in colour from light golden to a rich dark, almost ochre colored solidified nectar. And it tastes so good, so much so that it was recently awarded a gold medal in local honey awards. 

Please help me raise funds to help restore Michael's faith in humanity. This fund-raising effort will assist Michael to recoup the $8000 worth of goods stolen, plus re-establish his hives and install a security system to prevent this from happening again. The aim is to  get him back in business doing what he loves best caring for bees, and making honey.

We spoke the other day and he said "I've never had a year like it, it's the worst year of my life."

Help make Michael's Christmas and New Year brighter by pitching in - and helping him raise some new baby honey bees.  And know that by helping the bees, you're helping the planet too.

Please help out by sharing this campaign far and wide to your networks, to honey-eaters, honey-lovers, bee-lovers, tree-huggers, bee-keepers and all other planetary citizens. 

Thank-you, I know Michael is extremely humbled by this act of generosity and is very grateful to for your assistance.

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Pam Marshall posted a new update:
12 days ago

Update #2

Hi everyone,

Only just over 20 days left of my campaign and I'm so excited and humbled by people's generosity to support my local bee-keeper Michael get his bees and hives re-established after his recent honey-heist.

We're still a little way off our goal - and I'd love it if you could pledge anything to the cause, I'd be very grateful - or if you could share it with any honey-lovers, bee-lovers, planetary citizens, tree-huggers, FB friends who see the significance of bees to our environment and food chain.

Thanks for your support of me and this campaign.

Pam.

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Pam Marshall posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Hi everyone,
the Money for the Honey Man campaign is rocking along, with some new support recently, which is fantastic. We're nearly a 1/4 of the way to our goal. Now that Christmas is behind us, just wondering if you could dig deep to help me out. Anything from $5 upwards would be appreciated. If you've got more spare cashola or you're feeling extra generous, that'd be AWESOME!!!

Just FYI - I've never been a big user of FB but I wanted to help my friend out as his life has been rocked by this and I felt angry and sad for him and wondered what I could do to help make a difference - and channel that energy. Plus, who wants to feel powerless to act?

Anyway, my pensioner mum has just pledged $50 - she's always supported the small business guys, the local shops, the local garage, butcher, etc. and Michael lives local, so she dug into her purse and helped out.
Can you?
Thanks in advance.
Please pass this on to your social networks, to any bee lovers, honey lovers, tree huggers, philanthropists, generous hearted human beings you know, so I can tell my friend there are people in the world that care, strangers who he might never meet who are touched by his story and moved to help out someone else.
Cheers
Pam.,

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