The Facts

 

Fig. 1

Honey bees pollinate 60% of our fruits and vegetables.

Honeybee pollinated vegetables you might not have considered are: pumpkins, avocado, onion, celery, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, brussels sprouts, eggplant, peppers, tomato, watermelon, lemon, strawberry, mango, cherry, plum, apple, almonds, pears, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, grapes.

 

 

60%

of all fruits and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees. Thank you honey bees.

72%

increase in sales of organic products since 2008. New York ranks #10 for number of organic farms in the US.

 

46%

of the organic products were sold within a 100 miles of where they were grown

 

 

Fig. 2

Small but mighty.

We love getting new beekeepers started because it begins a conversation about bees that moves from backyard to the dinner table, to the grocery store, to the boardroom, to the financial advisor, and potentially to the voting booth.

 

 
 

 

Fig. 3

Bees.

“There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were some one from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, we should needs have to offer the humble comb of honey.”
                    - Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life Of The Bee, 1924

 

 

 

Keep going

Were do we to start... how can we can possibly change monocrop farming... how do we being to start a cultural shift... it can seem overwhelming but not to the honey bees who just keeps going.