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Since 2006, there has been a drastic increase in the disappearance of honey bee colonies in North America, with approximately 25-30% of colonies collapsing every year. This phenomenon, where a colony’s worker bees abruptly disappear, is called Colony Collapse Disorder.
While various factors are cited for contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder and the decline of the bees, many researchers point to neonicotinoid pesticides as the main culprit. These pesticides have been banned in certain parts of Europe, but similar action has not been taken extensively in North America.
That’s why bees need our help. Bees play a vital role in our global ecosystem, with thousands of plant, animal, and insect species relying on them for survival. In fact, we rely on honey bees for nearly 1/3 of our entire food supply! Almonds, apples, oranges, tomatoes, onions, avocados, garlic, and even coffee—we wouldn’t have these delicious foods without the pollination expertise of our buzzing friends.
To do our part, BKN partners with two of the leading bee research institutions to support pollinator protection—The University of California Davis Honey Bee Research Facility and the Canadian Bee Research Fund. You can make a direct contribution to these institutions on their websites. We also donate 10% of the profits from our apparel line to support these charity partners and their crucial work, so stock up! Every little bit makes a real difference!
Our mission is twofold: to bring you the highest quality superfoods from the hive while nurturing a greater awareness and support for saving the bees!
We want to help both our bees and our customers thrive, so we use only the purest ingredients from sustainable apiaries that put their bees first. To further promote quality, each of our ingredients has been rigorously researched and tested to meet the highest potency standards—meaning we make natural wellness products that actually work.
As a company, sustainability is one of our core values. We do everything in our power to practice, share, and promote sustainable beekeeping. Hive-side, we ensure that our bees are healthy and pollinate in safe locations. We don’t like pesticides and we never over-harvest, leaving our bees with plenty of honey, pollen, royal jelly, and propolis to support the hive. And it pays off, because happy and healthy bees make the most nourishing, best-tasting products.
But we take things a step further. Through our partnership with two of the leading North American bee research institutions, The University of California Davis Bee Research Facility and the Canadian Bee Research Fund, we have created a platform for giving, education, and awareness regarding the plight of the bees. With your help, we can make a real difference and #SaveTheBees!
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