At honibe® we care about the health of people. We also care about the health of bees.
That is why we are passionate about supporting Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing micronutrients. For every bottle of our honibe honey gummies™ purchased at honibe.com we will donate 25 cents to Vitamin Angels. This is enough to provide one child with the amount of Vitamin A for a year.
Bee-lieve. We are all Beekeepers™.
What many don’t realize is how closely linked the health potential of our population is to the health of our declining bee population.
One third of the most delicious and nutritious foods on Earth simply wouldn’t exist without bees and pollination. Scientists call bees an indicator species because they are so instrumental to the biodiversity of our planet. When there is something wrong with our bee population it is a warning that the health of our planet’s ecosystem is also at risk.
The bad news is that Bees are in trouble. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon where worker bees evacuate their hives and die. This decline in bee population is at a staggering rate of over 30% since 2006.
Researchers around the world have been focused on trying to understand and reverse CCD, but most agree there is no singular threat. Honey bees in particular are facing a number of challenges—pollution, exposure to chemicals, disease, parasites, poor nutrition, even changes in climate.
We feel that when we know better we do better. Our goal is to help educate and inspire young and old to action. Here are several suggestions for educating yourself and your family on the plight of our bee population along with easy actions for your family to do to support a healthy bee population.
1. Watch Vanishing of the Bees (available on Netflix US and Canada) or check out these great resources on Colony Collapse Disorder.
2. Visit http://www.xerces.org/ to find out what flowers are best pollination flowers for your region.
3. In the spring plant a beautiful bee loving garden!
Be sure to check out our Kids page for even more resources geared to get the next generation believe we are ALL beekeepers.