September is National Honey Month, so it is good time to celebrate honey. Who doesn't like honey? There is a pureness and naturalness to sweet, unrefined honey. There are over 300 varieties of honey in the US alone.
We love honey. And we love the workers that make it all possible. The honey bee.
bambu is bee friendly
Here is some fun stuff to know about honey and bees:
- 1 lb. of honey requires a honeybee to tap 2 million flowers. (No wonder they’re called worker bees.)
- 60,000 bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles to make that 1 lb. of honey!
- Some of the earliest references to honey can be found in paintings on cave walls in Spain and Greece.
- Without honeybees, there'd be no almonds because Almonds depend 100% on honeybee pollination.
- Apples, avocados, blueberries, cherries, cranberries and sunflowers are 90% dependent on honey bees.
'From comb to home' bees are vital to not only the production of honey, but also hundreds of fruits and vegetables. Bees are an important part of a healthy eco-system. That is why bambu supports the Honey Bee health in two ways.
1. Contributing funds to research at OSU Honey Bee Lab. We support the research team at Oregon State University to help overcome the challenges that face honey bees.
2. Designing our bee-themed products to promote bees. (see our collection here).
(above is our Honeycomb cutting board and organic bamboo honey dipper. Go here to see our full collection)
We have also created the following mini posters to highlight the wonderful world of bees and our need to protect these busy vital workers.
Want to learn more about honey? Check this out.
September marks the end of honey collection for many beekeepers, so we join with the honey makers, the beekeepers, the supporters, the lovers of honey to celebrate nature's sweetness and the creators.