Save the Bees
Honeybees are the ultimate eco-friendly producers.
According to Greenpeace USA, these endangered pollinators, both wild and domestic, perform about 80 percent of all worldwide pollination. Specifically, bees pollinate fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and a single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers daily!
Pure Raw Honey
Honey is a natural sweatener that tastes amazing. But it also has tremendous other benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants (kinked to reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, and some types of cancer). It can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, lower triglycerides, promote burn and wound healing, and can help suppress coughs.
Soney Bees in Massachusetts has found a way to both honor the honeybee and to produce amazing pure raw honey and beeswax products. What started as a hobby for them became a passion. They produce pure honey, candles, balms, and more, using fresh, pure honey from their hives. They also offer training courses on beekeeping and can also help with swarm removal if you have a beehive but aren’t interested in beekeeping.
Protect the Planet
In addition to protecting honeybees, we can all take steps to further protect the planet by reducing waste and living sustainably. That’s where Bees Wrap from Vermont comes to the rescue. This product is a perfect replacement for non-bio-degradable plastic bags or wraps. Plastic never goes away. But Bees Wraps are washable, reusable, and compostable. Easily wash them in cool water then hang to dry for an eco-friendly option to food storage. And they smell great!
Melissa, owner and creator of Maine Street Bee in Maine, notes that her passion for the environment was the inspiration for her business. She is a beekeeper for the creation of honey and the natural beeswax skincare products she produces, including the natural beeswax candle included in the “Bee My Honey” collection. She is committed to keeping harmful chemicals out of products while using only natural, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. Also, her packaging is plastic-free, compostable, and recyclable with zero negative impact on the environment.
Another natural product that we absolutely love is the soap from Beeline Skin Care in New Hampshire. Owner Susan created her line of hypoallergenic skin care products and eco-friendly containers after working as a chemist in research and development. She wanted body care products that didn’t irritate her skin, so she began experimenting with ingredients found in nature. Honey and beeswax quickly became her materials of choice. Susan is now passionate about preserving the earth and its bounty. And we couldn’t love it more.
Spread the Word
Help raise awareness for endangered honeybees. Carry your pamphlets and literature in the gorgeous tote bag from Cinder & Salt that we included in the collection. The bag is adorable AND made by a business who practices what the preach: they are an eco-friendly company specializing in sustainable, casual apparel. All their original designs are silk-screened by hand in their zero-waste printshop in Connecticut where they are committed to promoting an environmentally friendly product line.
And if you want to draw more attention to the cause of saving the bees, these dazzling earrings will catch someone’s eye and be a great conversation starter for how we can help. Everyfelt in Rhode Island designs these earrings in an eco-friendly studio where they upcycle everything they can into fun, whimsical jewelry. They add a fun sparkle to help you promote the cause to save our tiny friends.
We honor and cherish these vital, buzzing pollinators. We need them more than ever. How will you help protect the bees and our planet? We’d love to hear your plans!