Bees are extraordinary creatures. They perform a vital function to our eco-system and specifically to our food sources. And it goes way beyond just honey. In fact, over 50% of our fresh foods are dependent on our important pollinators. See a visual depiction of what our food stores would look like without bees.
courtesy of Whole Foods Market
The Not-So-Wonderful World of Bees
We were concerned with the plight of the honey bee so we investigated a little more deeply. That led us to Oregon State University, Department of Agriculture, and the work they are doing to help honey bees.
We decided to get involved and lend our support to research and education. Read about our bambu partnership here.
Why We Care
We care about our food sources. Healthy animals, plants and insects mean a healthier 'us.' Our products compliment food. They are made safe. We refuse to use questionable lacquers, and use only use approved and food-safe oils and finishes. Plus, we certify our sources.
Read more in Sustainable Business Oregon here. You can also read more about the master beekeeper program and the bambu partnership in the Capital Press here.
Check out our Bee-Themed product collection at our bambu Shop.
Be A Voice For Bees
You can lend your support too! The folks at Greenpeace are mounting a campaign directed towards the EPA to ban a toxic pesticide that is known to kill honey bees.
You too can be a voice for bees. Simply go to this link - http://bam-bu.co/voice4bees and send your message to the EPA.
We support this 100% and will be carrying these products in our soon-to-be launched webstore: http://t.co/uRChD7flyR @bambuhome— Bee Local (@beelocalhoney) February 14, 2014
Did You Know?
There are more than 1600 species of bees. Just in California and the Pacific Northwest!
There our four (4) known types of pollinators. Bees are only one. Can you name the other three?
Let's celebrate and protect our pollinators.
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