This Earth Day What Are You Going to do for the Honey Bees?

This Earth Day What Are You Going to do for the Honey Bees?

Mar 14, 2014 By Pat Cattermole

Earth Day is April 22nd. It is a day to contemplate how each of us can make our own personal difference to the earth and the environment. What resolutions will you make to live more lightly on our earth this year?

Perhaps for you, it might be making wise choices about packaging. You might wish to buy only products that have minimal packaging. Bulk is best. Avoid big hard bubble packaging or superfluous fancy printed boxes. If you pick most of what you buy out of a simple kraft box and carry it away without extra plastic and cardboard you’ve gone a long ways to making your footprint less heavy. See how Honey Candles helps you with that when you buy beeswax candles.

Near and dear to our hearts however is the honey bee. The honey bee has been struggling for years because of unexplained die-offs and declining numbers. The honey bee pollinates one third of the fruits and vegetables we love to eat. The practice of pollination by honey bees is worth billions of dollars per year and results in employment and food to feed a growing population. And of course the honey bee produces the natural beautiful beeswax that we turn into candles for you.

Honey Candles wants to help the honey bee through our Save the Bees program. You have an opportunity to be part of it! For every Honey Candles® Peek-a-Bee Pillar sold we are donating $2.00 towards honey bee research. We want to find out what is hurting our honey bees. Whether it is pesticides or parasites we need to know so we can reduce the harm to the world’s honey bees. In Canada for every Peek-a-Bee Pillar sold we will donate $2.00 to the Canadian Honey Bee Council. In the United States we will donate to Foundation for the Preservation of the Honey Bee.

Does this sound like a good Earth Day project for you?  Find out more.

Photo of bees by Marlie Marchewka

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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