Thank you Honeybees...
What better way to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow than to thank hardworking bees for everything they do for our earth! We are so lucky to have these fascinating creatures supply us with beeswax candles, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and many other wonderful products we enjoy daily. In support of Earth Day, Honey Candles® will donate 10% of our net candle profits on April 22, 2010 to The Canadian Honey Council in support of bee research.
Why are bees so important?
Honeybees are a vital resource in our ecosystems. 1/3 of the food we eat including almonds, apples, strawberries and many of the beautiful flowers we enjoy are dependent on insect pollination, especially on the domesticated Honeybee. The bee is a very fascinating creature whose life cycle is anywhere from 1 year for a worker bee to 2 years for a queen bee. Honeybees are rounder in shape than most bees - they are more orange in color and are smaller than a bumble bee.
What is Colony Collapse Disorder?
In 2007 Honeybees started showing rapid decline. There are many theories as to why the bee population is declining. Some blame insecticides and pesticide usage. Others say the large amount of agricultural land devoted to mono crops such as corn and soy means the bees don’t have flower-rich diverse habitat. Since honeybees are often transported to pollinate elsewhere, this may cause them stress. It could also be mites, viruses or parasites. There are many groups committed to researching the cause of CCD. For more information visit www.honeycouncil.ca
What does Bee-Friendly Mean?
This symbol represents our commitment to sourcing wax from ethical beekeepers. Our beekeepers truly love their bees and manage their hives organically. They use environmentally friendly approaches such as the natural climate and crop rotation to eliminate pesticide use.
What can you do to help?
When you purchase 100% pure beeswax candles and other bee related products such as honey, bee pollen and propolis, you support the fragile beekeeping industry by encouraging beekeepers to continue establishing apiaries. To donate to Honeybee research please visit: www.honeycouncil.ca