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SAVE THE BEES

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Mr. Bee says, "Hey, a little help over here..."

The United States bee population is rapidly declining. Most beekeepers are losing 70% of their hives due to an unexplained disease referred to only as Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD. In 24 states there have been reports of hundreds of thousands of bees dying off suddenly. Nobody really knows what is causing this. The latest reports have linked the disappearance to a new virus.

 

The Environmental Impact

Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem. We need to realize that each of our lives is tied to the survival of the bee and that everyone benefits when we help the bees. Bees pollinate the vast majority of wild greenery throughout the world as well as provide us with wonderful healthy products!

 

The Economic Impact

Bees pollinate more than $14 billion worth of crops such as apples, soybeans, peaches, cucumbers, cranberries, blueberries and almonds to name only a few. We get 1/3 of our food from crops pollinated by honeybees.  If this calculation is expanded to include indirect products, such as the milk and beef from cattle fed on alfalfa, pollinators may be responsible for almost $40 billion worth of agricultural products each year. California supplies 70% of the almond crop to the world and suffered serious economic losses this past growing season due to a lack of pollinators.

 

What can you do?

You can help BeeCeuticals Organics in our efforts to help Save the Bees™! BeeCeuticals Organics actively seeks to conserve current bee populations by supporting research into solutions that will help the bees face the challenges imposed upon them. BeeCeuticals also supports land conservation efforts that provide wild bees with nesting and breeding ground.  We donate a portion of our profits to organizations working to save the bees. We host public educational events called Bee-In’s™ that enlighten the public on ways they can have a positive impact on bee populations such as how to plant pollinator friendly gardens. We also have a Trees for Bees™ Program that plants pollinator-friendly trees. When you purchase a BeeCeuticals Organics   product, you automatically become a part of the solution. 

 

The goal of our Trees for Bees™ program is to plant 1,000,000 pollinator friendly trees around the globe. The program not only provides forage for bees but also helps offset global carbon emissions, supports farming and beekeeping and prevents the soil erosion brought on by deforestation.

 

For each Hive Five™ Kit sold we plant a pollinator-friendly tree!

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