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Save the Bees

Save the Bees

At Fresh Essentials, we love bees. In addition to making delicious honey for our honey crystals, bees perform about 80 percent of all global pollination, and are needed for producing about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition. That’s why we’re concerned that destructive agricultural practices are driving honey-bees toward extinction. We’ve launched our own Save the Bees initiative to educate our customers about worldwide bee colony collapse and help mobilize environmentally conscious consumers to protect bee populations in communities worldwide.

Get Informed

Populations of bees and other pollinators have declined rapidly in recent years. Habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, disease, and parasitic mites are among the leading causes of honeybee death and colony collapse disorder, a problem in which worker bees collectively abandon a seemingly healthy hive in the winter, and eventually die. As climate change and habitat loss destroy the food sources bees rely on to survive, human agriculture methods, especially widespread pesticide use, pose their own deadly problems to bee populations. Even at sublethal doses, exposure to neurotoxic pesticides can create a variety of health problems for bees, including disorientation. Meanwhile, bee immune systems weakened by pesticides are increasingly susceptible to diseases, inflating the risk posed by infectious diseases. Only by understanding the problem of colony collapse disorder and its multitude of causes can we start saving bees and other pollinators who are essential to our food supply.

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Get Involved

Working together, we will save the bees and put an end to colony collapse disorder! To get involved helping bees, the USDA recommends everyday measures like avoiding indiscriminate use of pesticides and planting local, pollinator-friendly flowers like red clover or foxglove in your yard. Here are some other ways you can get involved in your community and help save the bees: