If you have ever felt remorse for the hungry bee fighting on the sidewalk in front of you, then help may soon be at hand. Or more precisely in your wallet.
One community development worker has invented a style credit card for bees containing three sachets of sugar solution that can be placed next to the insect to feed it.
Day Harris, 40, is now a Kraftfanding to produce "Bee Bailout" cards after the success of his prototype, with municipal groups and businesses in the Norwich local town, including the Bookstore and a local pub, promising to keep £ 4 bees revivers.
Each card contains three recesses containing beeswax formula, secured with foil with detachable pads.
"The first time you unpack the sticker and put the map to the bee, do you think what's going to happen?" When I checked it for the first time, the bee went calmly on the map and started feeding it, "Harris said.
"It was amazing that anyone walking around the city would walk past a tired bee. This means you have passed the opportunity to connect with nature. "
Harris invented the idea after learning about the rapid metabolism of bees and how quickly they might lack energy. He also wondered how people living in cities could engage more often with nature.
"I was living in an apartment without a garden, and the most likely place where I was going to encounter a bee was walking around the city and I did not have a teaspoon of sugar solution," he said.
For four years, he has tentatively tested hand-crafted prototypes, with tips for bees from his scholar father and uncle of the beekeeper.
Now he has created Bee Savior Behavior, a non-profit cooperative, to make the heroes he hopes to extract from recycled plastic cards. If he strikes a target of £ 8,000, he can ask a company to make a dent, which he completes with a sugar solution recommended by beekeepers. If he collects more money, his co-operative can produce them.
Richard Horn, a designer and illustrator, designed the maps for free after seeing his children use the prototype to save a bee.
"I tried to revive bees using sugar and water on a spoon and never worked," Horn said. "After taking the prototype, I and the kids found a bee that was fighting and they said," Dad! Get the map! "I took my wallet and my card came. I think this is a brilliant idea. "
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