I came across this Bee-a-Thon to promote awareness of the plight of bees and other pollinators. Sounds like fun. I don't have 12 hours to sit online to learn more about bees, but I will probably check in, and I may decide to conduct a count. I think this is a clever idea to get people talking about an important topic.
If you check out the website, you'll find lots of resources and interesting information about bees and pollinators.
A reminder that there are lots of resources as well at the Xerces Society website (that reminds me, I need to get my membership renewal done.)