The Buzz on Honey Bees

May 31st, 2013

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The Buzz on Honey Bees Pacific Foods

WSU and Whole Foods visited us to let us in on what’s happening with the honey bees’ colony collapse disorder. They even brought us our own bees to raise. Bee stings aside, we can’t wait to get started.

Did you know that without bees we wouldn’t be able to make things like almond non dairy beverage? The honey bee is the single most important pollinator, and we take that pretty seriously.

Bees are also extra sensitive to those nasty pesticides, so we make sure that all our almonds are organic and completely pesticide free. That’s one thing we’re doing to help the bees.

WSU has a whole program dedicated to helping sustain and researching the honey bee. They’re pretty optimistic about the situation, saying they don’t think we’ll lose the honey bee. What a relief!

What can you do to help?

  • Buy bee-friendly plants such as Bee Balm, Sedum and Lavender
  • Embrace weeds (bees dig ‘em)
  • Keep a bee bath
  • Use fewer pesticides in your garden

Check out our live tweets from the event and this post from a local blogger who joined us! Already doing something to help the bees? Let us know in the comments!

The Buzz on Honey Bees