“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/
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!