"Each small kindness, like a seed, grows tall in memory."
Your contribution makes a difference. To celebrate the giving spirit of the hive, we offer you healthy perk in return all for below retail value. It's a win-win!
FYI: EVEN IF WE DO NOT MAKE OUR GOAL WE ARE STILL MOVING AHEAD WITH HONEYCOLONY!
HONEYCOLONY - health through community-curated wisdom
WHAT IS HONEYCOLONY?
HoneyColony is a social ecommerce site that will find, evaluate, share, and distribute products and ideas that support optimum health and a holistic lifestyle. The products, which include super foods, herbs, high-end supplements & bee-related products, come from independent suppliers respected for their integrity and sustainable practices.
HoneyColony’s platform integrates social media, blogging, and ecommerce tools in an innovative way so that you can learn from each other and the nation’s top nutritional experts. The idea is to empower members to become social influencers in all matters of health & food; this helps the collective and creates a hub to learn and share about individual nutrition and health.
WHAT INSPIRED HONEY COLONY?
Cooperation and communication is what allows a honeybee colony to thrive. On a basic level, the honeybee’s dilemma is a tale of two flower patches. Bees don't use advertising or billboards to find the right flowers to visit, rather they listen and share to each other. Bees use a figure-eight motion known as the Waggle Dance to alert each other to the best nectar and pollen.
HoneyColony replicates this model for humans by encouraging users to use products that have been handpicked for their quality. Hive members choose products based on knowledgeable recommendations and real reviews from experts and community members. Products that are good for human health and the health of the earth will naturally generate a ‘buzz.’
HoneyColony adopts the bee business model of quality and efficiency to help members navigate through the daunting task of trying to find the best-suited products in a $28 billion dollar industry inundated with mediocrity and hyped-up promises.
WHY DO WE NEED HONEYCOLONY?
Healthy organic food is the key to a long life but unfortunately agribusiness prevails and too many people still subscribe to the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), one of the biggest killers of our modernage. Obesity, heart disease, cancer, and most other chronic diseases correlate with high consumption of fatty foods, processed meats & carbs (breads, pasta, cookies, cakes etc.), not to mention the pesticides found in conventional foods.
Most people’s regimes are devoid of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Not only because they don’t eat enough vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains but because our soil is depleted. Cutting out the crap and consuming the right nutrients can not only prevent, but also reverse diseases.
So let’s say you do decide to adopt a healthier lifestyle and optimize your energy levels by adding supplements to your diet – where do you begin with all the alternatives out there? The supplement industry in the U.S. alone is worth $28 billion, and a big part of it is about monetizing on people’s ignorance. There are thousands of unregulated brands and vendors that have their own products and tag lines. Which ones are right for you? And which companies can you trust?
That’s where HoneyColony comes in!!
We believe that the ultimate judge of the product should be You. We bring you together with top notch vendors, experts, and a massive social media base of health-mind conscious people.
HoneyColony is about developing common unity in the realm of products that genuinely improve our quality of life and health.
THE PLATFORM & BUDGET:
The platform technology is all about equating the Waggle Dance with Social Media. We need $28,000 to build the social ecommerce site. This includes hiring a graphic designer to create the look of HoneyColony and a coder to create the platform customization and the integration of a social commerce technology called VOUCH3.
VOUCH3 tracks members’ referrals and reviews via social media to understand how products are perceived and rated not only on HoneyColony but by friends’ friends. It also rewards members for spreading the buzz, by featuring their reviews and by offering exclusive deals.
I need to also hire an assistant as I am one person doing the job of many. I manage the social media for Vanishing of the Bees & I am also doing outreach/raising awareness on the educational version of our film aimed at grades 5thru 11.
*Please keep in mind that if the project is successfully funded, Indiegogo will apply a 5% fee to the funds raised, and there will also be credit card processing fees (between 3-5%).
What are BEEMILES?
Every time you review, share, rate products or fellow members' reviews, you automatically accumulate beemiles. And beemiles buys products. The reason we are doing this is to build the first completely transparent, member curated site that has no product advertising. Why? Because product advertising is usually misleading or at least one-sided.
Choose one of the perks at the right (hurry before they run out) and get a sneak preview of some of our featured companies/products while also helping us meet our goal -- it's a win win. Please email me with ANY questions firstname.lastname@example.org