Happy National Honey Bee Day!

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“Honeybees are the glue that holds our agricultural system together,” – Hannah Nordhaus, The Beekeeper’s Lament

Indeed, without honeybees to pollinate our crops, foods such as almonds, apples, avocados, broccoli, and blueberries would vanish.

Today we celebrate the honeybee and recognize their contributions to our everyday lives – they’re responsible for 1/3 of the food we eat, after all!  We also pay homage to the beekeepers, whose hard work and labor help ensure that we have bees to pollinate our crops.

How can you help protect this critical species for future generations?

  • plant a bee-friendly garden without pesticides
  • support your local beekeepers by buying local raw honey
  • donate to Project Apis M (they fund research on honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder)
  • Urge your member of Congress and Senator to support bee-friendly legislations, such as a ban of neonicotinoid pesticides and research into the cause and solutions to CCD.

Learn more about National Honeybee Day by visiting their site:  http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/

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Bloom Honey will be at Erewhon Natural Foods Market today from 2pm to 5pm for National Honey Bee Day!  Come celebrate with us – Stop by and say HI to Bloom Honey President, David Jefferson, and sample some of our delicious raw honey!

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Check in for Charity at Erewhon – This month!

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We are happy to share with you that one of our wonderful retailers – Erewhon Natural Foods Market –  will be donating one free meal towards feeding a Delancey Street resident for every Facebook check-in during the month of August.

The Delancey Street Foundation began in 1971 and is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom.  For over 40 years Delancey Street has been developing a model of social entrepreneurship, of education, of rehabilitation and change that is exciting and full of hope – all without professional staffing or outside funding and at no cost to the California tax payer.  To learn more about the Delancey Street Foundation, call (323) 662-4888 or visit them on the web at http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org/.

Erewhon Natural Foods Market is located in Los Angeles at 7660 Beverly Blvd.  Visit Erewhon anytime during the month of August and be sure to check in on Facebook to feed one Delancey Street resident – it’s that simple!