Travel as a Source for Good
Our mission is to act as a catalyst for peaceful world change
through unique sustainable travel odysseys reflecting the spirit of a land and its people. BlueBee Odysseys hopes to contribute to the preservation of Bees, the Earth, and all living species with responsible travel core values.
Save the Bees
The Blue Carpenter Bee(Xylocopa Caerulea), like many of the bees in the world are in danger of extinction. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are all polinated by bees. Some research indicates that their populations have decreased by 30-50%. Scientists are begining to figure out some of the causes. One of the main ones is the use of pesticides, especially the neonicotinoids.
What can you do? You can buy local organic foods and honey whenever possible. You can plant flowers. Do some research on the internet to see which flowers bees like best. Read current research and watch documentary videos on the plight of bees. Join us in preserving bees and life.
The metaphor represented by the blue bee, mirrors many of the values for sustainable adventure travel. Bees have been an important part of folklore in many cultures since ancient times. In Hindu myth, Vishnu is one of the pantheon of Gods who is known as the "preserver." In one of the myths, Vishnu emerges as a Blue Bee from a lotus flower. The lotus is an ancient symbol of life. Honey is the food of the "Gods." BlueBee Odysseys hopes to contribute to the preservation of local culures traveled in and respect their environments with sustainalbe small group travel adventures.