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Urgent: Help Bee Colonies Survive the War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has decimated bee colonies throughout the country, and now more bees are at risk of starving when they emerge from hibernation. This Earth Month, act quickly to protect an already threatened species. 

Ukraine is one of the top 5 producers of honey in the entire world. Bees not only provide critical pollination to crops and are essential to our food supply, but are also a major industry in Ukraine. The war now poses a serious threat to the country's long term food security and economy.

Many Ukrainian beekeepers have been forced to flee their homes and abandon their hives, leaving bees even more vulnerable. Beekeeping equipment and crops have been destroyed. When the surviving bees emerge from hibernation this March and April, they will face starvation. 

Since the beginning of the war, Greater Good Charities has been aiding the people and pets of Ukraine. Now, we're working with Mann Lake and the Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers to provide resources to surviving bees and beekeepers in Ukraine. 

With YOUR help, Greater Good Charities will provide over 30,000 lbs of pollen replacement and 11,000 lbs of sugar to sustain these important pollinators throughout beekeeping season. That's enough protein to feed 255 million bees for three months. 

Thousands of lives have been lost, millions of people and pets are displaced, and a deep and tragic mark has been left on the environment as a consequence of the war. Munitions, rockets, and chemicals have harmed the land and bee colonies throughout the country. Tens of thousands of bee colonies have already been destroyed over the past year, and we must act NOW before even more are lost.
Just $30 feeds 1 million bees for a week. Your gift will go directly to providing food for honey bees before they starve — donate today.


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your gift helps us respond when disaster strikes

Greater Good Charities is dedicated to being there when it matters. With the help of our amazing community of donors, we've provided truckloads of supplies, food for both people and animals, medicine, emergency transport for pets and much-needed funding in the wake of extreme weather events like hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and now, the ecological crisis in Ukraine.

We need YOUR help now! Your support allows Greater Good Charities to prepare first response teams as quickly as possible whenever the next disaster strikes. Your donation will support Greater Good Charities’ disaster relief efforts and help provide relief to those affected by the war. 

You can stay updated on how Greater Good Charities is responding to current disasters: Our Response to Current Disasters page.

Your donation will support our disaster response fund, to help provide immediate relief to people and animal victims of the war and extreme weather events. We cannot do it without you, and every dollar helps—donate now.

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