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Bee-a-thon 2011

…Taking World by Swarm

Citizens, Science and Social Media Join Together To Kick Off The Great Bee Count July 16

On July 16th, from 9 am to 9 pm (US Pacific time), YourGardenShow.com is presenting Bee-a-thon 2011, the first-ever, free online "town hall" event broadcasting live to a worldwide audience to shed light on the plight of our disappearing bee populations. Bees and pollinators are responsible for one in every three bites of food and contribute billions of dollars to global economies, so their dwindling numbers affect everyone.

The Bee-a-thon live online event brings together top bee experts and environmental players with backgrounds in science, activism, conservation, arts and education who will be interacting with viewers via a user-friendly live chat area and providing inspiring ways to help the bees this summer. People will be tuning in to the event for anywhere between 12 minutes or 12 hours, from living rooms, gardens, mobile devices and ‘backyard bee parties.’RSVPs for Bee-a-thon 2011 now arriving from…
The official Twitter hashtag for Bee-a-thon 2011 is #iseebees and tweets will be going out to help ‘spread the buzz’ in the days leading up to the worldwide event. Facebook users and bloggers will be able to share the live broadcast with their local communities.

Citizen Science on YourGardenShow.com
Bee-a-Thon 2011 is hosted by YourGardenShow.com, the social network for gardeners, to kick-off the Great Bee Count - a national Citizen Science campaign to count bees across North America and help shape bee conservation efforts with The Great Sunflower Project, as part of the larger global mission to support pollinator culture, biodiversity, food security, and healthier communities.

Anyone can participate in the Great Bee Count by growing bee-friendly plants, counting bees twice a month and entering observations online. Joining YourGardenShow and participating in this cooperative environmental effort is free, and the benefits far-reaching.

To find out more and RSVP for the Bee-a-thon, visit: http://www.yourgardenshow.com/bee-a-thon

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