Mission: My mission is to raise public awareness on Colony Collapse Disorder through a widely used product, which will eventually help prevent the disappearance of bees.
NFP: I received response from the Pennsylvania State University Professor Diana Cox-Foster, who has done intensive research and investigation about this specific issue, CCD, and their works are published in many well-known magazines and documents.
Location/ Context: The United States. Honeybees are critical to our agriculture system as they pollinate a full third of all U.S. crops, which are worth over $15 billion. However, the loss of honeybee colonies is still increasing and 36% of all U.S hives are dead now in 2008.
Target Market: My immediate target market is general public, but my ultimate target is helping honeybees and farmers by increasing awareness on this issue.
Age Group: No specific age group.
Materials: The materials need to be biodegradable since my project is focused on creating suitable environment for honeybees.