How do bees benefit all living creatures?

How do bees benefit all living creatures?

May 05, 2011 By Pat Cattermole

honey bee

“Unique among all God’s creatures, only the honey bee improves the environment and preys not on any other species.”
Royden Brown

Since May 29th is the Day of the Honey Bee in Canada I want to celebrate the presence of honey bees. Indeed we should feel nothing but sincere gratitude and respect for the honey bee that provides so much to improve our quality of life and takes nothing in return. As honey bees are busily doing their job many living creatures benefit from their hard work. If you like fruit like strawberries, almonds, apples, blueberries or vegetables like cucumbers, squash or pumpkins you are enjoying the fruits of the work of honey bees. Honey bees pollinate up to a third of all our crops and it has been estimated in the US alone the value of honey bee pollination is $14.6 billion.

A side benefit to honey bee pollination is honey, royal jelly, bee propolis, bee pollen and of course what is important to Honey Candles, our natural beeswax. Bee propolis and royal jelly are considered medicinal. Propolis  is considered an antiseptic, an antiviral and antifungal. Royal jelly is considered immune boosting and anti-aging. Pollen is a food supplement rich in enzymes and amino acids. Honey of course is a natural sweeter considered preferable to refined sugar.

pollinatorsWe use beeswax to make 100% pure beeswax Honey Candles. We make all types of natural beeswax candles from handpoured beeswax tapers and beeswax pillars  to hand dipped natural beeswax birthday candles available in both Natural and assorted colors.. I feel blessed to be part of a business that is associated with the hardworking peaceful honey bee. The Honey Candles staff like to think some of the qualities of the honey bee exist in each and every one of us. To purchase pure beeswax Honey Candles® now go to our on-line store and find your favorite.

Published By Pat Cattermole
I had the good fortune to be hired at Honey Candles in the fall of 2004. Experience managing a small rural printing business and 15 years as an elected public school trustee has been a benefit as Honey Candles moves through the need for flexibility and the demands of rapidly changing natural products marketing. I am the Sales Manager and most likely to be the one answering the phone when you call. Social Media and blogging for Honey Candles has been a recent addition to my list of skills.

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