Join The Buzz and Save The Bees!
You may have heard “save the bees” or “bees are dying,” and there’s a reason for this. Bees of all kinds are growing more and more scarce, and we need these little flyers to keep our plants growing and our bellies full. The ecosystem would take a serious nosedive if the little buzzers were to stop doing their job. Bees pollinate some of the plants we need the most to survive! Without their pollination, the plants can’t survive which means we can’t eat them and other animals can’t eat them, and well, you can imagine how it all goes downhill from there.
Saving The Honeybee
Agriculture depends on the honeybee for pollination. Honeybees account for 80% of all insect pollination. Without such pollination, we would see a significant decrease in the yield of many of our favorite fruits and vegetables. Honeybees and other pollinators account for a third of the fruits and vegetables that we consume. It is in everyone’s best interest to help the honeybee thrive.
Here at Florida Honey Pot Farms, our honeybees feast on abundant natural sources of Spanish Needle, Mexican Clover, Gal berry and Cabbage Palm. They also love the blueberries and produce a beautiful array of honeys that are further infused with seasonal flavors such as lavender, pumpkin spice, berries and orange blossoms.
Honey is used by the bees for food year round. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon its nectar source. The bees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey is an easily digestible phytonutrient, a truly power packed super food. Used throughout history to help heal wounds, and treat illness, honey is hydroscopic and has potent antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities. Eating local honey can even fend off seasonal allergies. Honeybees are not native to the USA. They are European in origin, and were brought to North America by the early settlers.
Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or if they are unduly provoked. They represent a highly organized society, with various bees having very specific roles during their lifetime. The term “busy bee” is seen in the hive dynamic with bees designated as nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers and foragers. The queen bee can live for several years and a good queen is critical for the hive’s survival. The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the stone-age, as evidenced by cave paintings. The honeybee hive is perennial. Although quite inactive during the winter, the honeybee survives the seasons by self-regulating the internal temperature of the hive, keeping themselves cool in summer and warm in winter.
More curious about what's going on with the bees? Or about how hemp can help? We've gathered some answers for you, here!
How you can help!
To help save the Honeybee, please consider donating to a honeybee conservation organization, join your local honeybee association and incorporate native flowers and plants on your property. Perhaps try your own hand at beekeeping, and eliminate insecticides and pesticide use. Please use your voice to help educate the public on the many benefits of having healthy bees.
Our earth is precious and functions on such a unique balance. Help us keep that balance here at Honeypot farms! Don’t miss the opportunity to make a change and give our earth a little push so it can truly thrive! Help us help our earth.
Contact Honey Pot Today to join the movement and make a change!