What if there were no more honeybees? BEEleive it or not, that could be a future possibility. In the last 5 years across the globe there has been a dramatic decrease in bees. Canada alone has lost 35% of our colonies. This natural phenomenon is called Colony Collapse Disorder, (CCD.) A collapsing colony indicator is a disappearing workforce made up of only young bees who cannot keep up with colony maintenance. Also, the bee cluster seems reluctant to feed on either stored honey or pollen.
While researchers still have not found the exact cause of the dying colonies, there is speculation that it may be pesticides, disease or stress caused by the systematic moving of hives to pollinate crops across the continent.
Without bees there would be no fruit, vegetables, nuts… or beeswax candles. At Honey Candles®, we want to do our part and create awareness to save the bees. For 2011 we will be launching our biggest campaign yet. We have selected a specific candle in honor of our little buddies. For each candle sold in Canada we will donate $2 to help fund the Canadian Honey Council, (http://www.honeycouncil.ca) current research program. Help us meet our goal of $300.00 by May 29th: Canada’s National Honey Bee Awareness Day. If the candle is sold in the United States it will be benefiting the National Honey Bee Organization (http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.net) for their annual awareness day that takes place on August 20th.
Keep your eyes open for our Save the Bees Campaign!