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Save The KMP Bees!

$918 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 7 months
Created May 27, 2018
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Kettle Moraine Players
Kettle Moraine Playhouse just finished our inaugral season of five shows.   But, as a performing theater troupe in an old, renovated church, we have a few challenges.

Now, as we get into the warm summer months, the hive of honey bees - estimated at 50,000-100,000 bees - is getting more active from their hive hanging from the underside of the roof and down into an outside wall.  Unfortunately, they get quite irritated when neighbors mow their lawns, and we want to make sure that those participating in our kids summer programs can do so in comfort.

The honey bees have been long time tenants of the 136 year old former church in Slinger, WI, and many attempts to "discourage" the bees have failed. 

Goal #1 is to save the bees!  As we know, honey bees are decreasing in number, and are necessary to the survival of our planet.  It is a giant hive, and will need special care to remove. 

We have found a source to remove the bees and relocate them, promising gentle handling.  Then the hive has to go as well, and the honey cleaned out.  Unfortunately, the honey will not be salvageable as previous owners of this building had tried some chemicals to attempt to remove the bees.

Goal #2 is to make the repairs to the roof, brickwork, and facia of the building to restore it to its classic beauty, and make sure that the building is properly sealed to keep unintended tenants from returning.

Remaining funds, if any, will be used to repair and maintain this beautiful building.

Kettle Moraine Playhouse, Inc, is a non-profit, 501(3)c entity, dedicted to provide our community the opportunity both to attend and to participate in quality stage productions. 

Find out more about our organization at www.kmplayhouse.com, or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/KettleMorainePlayers

Won't you help us out?  Your TAX DEDUCIBLE DONATION of any amount is greatly appreciated!!
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Update 2
Posted by Kettle Moraine Players
4 months ago
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Hi All -

And many, MANY thanks to all who donated!

We have great news....all of the honey bees - estimated at 60,000 of them - have been relocated, and the latest report is that they are all doing well. They will likely not be mingled with the bee keeper's other colonies as this colony was more aggressive overall than what he would have preferred.

Honey from the hive was not harvested because previous owners of the building had attempted to poison the bees to eliminate them, which put the honey at risk of also being contaminated.

The pictures here were taken while the removal was in process. We couldn't get much closer as the bees were becoming agitated.

Thank you all again for making this project work! Now , come to our theater and see the result s of your contributions! www.kmplayhouse.com
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Update 1
Posted by Kettle Moraine Players
7 months ago
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Our efforts are off to a great start, but we have a long ways to go.

Please share this link with your friends, either by email or by posting in your FaceBook page: gofundme.com/kmp-save-the-bees

And Thank You for you support!

KMP
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$918 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 7 months
Created May 27, 2018
KP
Kettle Moraine Players
Funds raised will benefit:
Kettle Moraine Players Inc
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Slinger, WI
EIN: 261678639
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