Keeping the Outdoors Bee-Friendly
As a natural products brand we're all about helping people Enjoy Life Outdoors!™. Intrinsic to this mission includes being good stewards of the outdoors so that we can help preserve it for other people and animals to enjoy. As an extension of this, we wanted to share a few bee facts and spread a few tips on what can be done to help save our pollinator friends.
It's already well know that honeybees provide us with a natural sweet treat, but did you know that their honey also offers several health benefits? Cough suppressant, digestive aid, and allergy protection are all ways that a spoonful of honey can do you some good.
Additionally, the work of pollination done by bees is extremely important to both humans and animals. Without bee pollination, there would be a variety of foods that would cease to exist, as bees are responsible for almost 80% of crop pollination. Asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, cantaloupe, pumpkin, watermelon and almonds are all foods that we'd no longer be able to enjoy without the bees.
Unfortunately, the world has seen a decline in honeybee populations in recent years. Colonies have dropped from 4 to 2.5 million since 1970.
What can we do to protect the bees? Plant bee friendly plants, eliminate pesticides, and buy local honey. We can also support companies that are actively working to help save the bees.
Companies working to save bees
The Good of the Hive
Hand paints honeybee murals to raise awareness about the current struggle and population decline of honeybees. thegoodofthehive.com
Bee Project Apiaries
Planet Bee Foundation
The Xerces Society