This short stop-motion animation was designed for social media and explores what individuals can do to support honeybees and other pollinators. It is often hard to feel like you have a voice in such large-scale issues, but there are plenty of ways to make a difference! Find tips, resources, and more under the video.
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Here’s a little psa about bees! They’re SO important to our world and our food, and there’s lots of ways to help them out. Find out more by clicking the link in my bio! Big thanks to @housesinmotiontv for providing studio space and supporting my work, and @rebecca_shepherd_floral_design for the beautiful flowers, and Apple State Hilltop Farm for the delicious honey! #animation #stopmotion #stopmotionanimation #bees #savethebees #video #psa
Here are some ways YOU can help support bees and bee saving initiatives!
- Purchase local honey to directly support beekeepers who are working hard to increase bee populations.
- Fight against the use of harmful neonicotinoids and other pesticides by signing petitions or calling your local government representatives about relevant bills and policies.
- Plant honeybee favorites such as bee balm, daisies, and lavender in your garden or around your neighborhood.
- Provide safe resting areas by making bee hotels or leaving out a shallow container of pebbles and water during hot summer days.
Visit these sites for even more information & ways to help!
For this project, I used several different techniques. The bee puppet is needle felted, the petition is made with cut paper, the honey was purchased from a farmer’s market, the flowers are real plants provided by a local florist! It was great to connect with so many people to make this project work.
Additionally, 2D animation was added for the text, wings, and petition signature for a little extra pizazz. Check out these progress shots!