The World’s First Bee Influencer Is Trying To Raise Funds To Save Her Species
The modern world is constantly changing and these changes not only affect nature but are also cruel to many wild animal species. Industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens, climate change, and many more factors cause a decline in numbers and sometimes even species extinction. One of the species that recently raised public awareness for its decline is bees. However, while it's important to address these problems seriously and take urgent action to help the species, it doesn't mean that it has to be boring!
Therefore, without further ado, we introduce you to the first honeybee influencer called B who raises money to save bees, many of which disappear every year. The latest "Instafamous" social media star has more than 122k followers and still growing on her Instagram account. It's actually a CGI honey-bee and the humans behind this funny account are Foundation de France (FDF), a leading philanthropy network established by the French government in an effort to save the bees. Their charity Bee Fund seeks to fund actions that will help to save the declining bee population. “In France, more than 30% of bee colonies disappear each year,” reads the Bee Fund site. “Protecting the bee is also protecting the human.”
The little bee aims to save the world by generating ad revenue via social media and then donating everything to the Bee Fund charity. That means that the more followers they have, the easier for them is to reach their goal. B's Instagram is actually very similar to those glamorous Instagram influencers: pitch-perfect shots in beautiful settings, stretching morning yoga poses in nature, replying to her followers from her bathtub, showing off perfect legs, enjoying wonderful sunsets in Montmartre, etc., so it's worth following!
"Yo guys! So, name a thing you love.
Chocolate? I make it.
Ice-cream? I make it.
Coffee? Always me.
Broccoli? Me again.
Clothes? Still me.
We are behind most of the things you use everyday! And 24% of bees are dying every year.This is bad for us, but terrible for you as well dear humans… Are you ready for a world without chocolate?"
"I love to read and reply to your comments on my posts from my bathtube! Ask me questions in the comments: I will answer to EVERYONE! (As long as water stays warm)"
"Je vois la vie en rose. Maybe I should think about painting my hive in pink."
"I might not be in a museum, but I’m Mother Nature’s masterpiece."
"Afternoon at the Sacré-Coeur! Where should I go for my next painting?"
"It is essential to save the planet... And the bees too! Both are threatened and trust me, it would be terrible to live without bees. Thanks a lot for demonstrating today, it was really nice to see you all and let's keep up the fight!"
"I spend so much time in my bathroom every morning… Ladies what is your morning routine?"
"I am so happy to work on my next partnerships and I can’t wait to share it with you!"
"On my way to the Montmartre’s 2019 grape harvest festival! Did you know that without bees there would be no wine? We pollinate plants and flowers that are essential for vineyards’ health."
"Sisters before misters!"
"Fighting for bees’ preservation everyday is not easy … But yoga helps me to remain zen."
"Follow me to… save the bees!"
"Like Britney Spears would put it... Oops I did it again! I spent the whole weekend beenge-watching my favorite TV series. Now I'm looking for new ones!"
"Watering my little plants! Tips for humans: always keep flowers on your balconies, we might stop by to say hi."
"What a better place than your bed when it is rainy outside. Even though it’s very important for nature, I’m not very much into rain because it frizzes my hair!"
"Power naps are great."
"When the dj says “put your hands up” and you have four."
"Great game with my friends today! (Haha just kidding I went there just to take pictures for my Instagram.)"
"Heading into the weekend like.."
"My tan lines will fade but my followers will last forever."
"I'm not like Pablo, but I try to do my best..."
"If you love to eat, you have to celebrate World Food Day! My sisters and I are behind most of the food you eat everyday. Are you wondering which ones?"
"Trying to get a little tan before going back to work."
"Are you ready for the Pride, Paris?? I can’t wait to march with you."
"Strike a pose in front of the Palais-Royal like a real queen."
"Bring me back there, with more sea and less heat! How are you guys facing the heat wave?"
"Finally back home and working late today but it’s worth it."
"Today I visited @FondationdeFrance, together we are working on my upcoming partnerships. From this flower of their balcony, I feel more than motivated and thanks to you all, we will save the bees."
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