Drew's Honeybees
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About Drew's Honeybees

About our Mission: Do Some Good

 

Honeybees are far more critical to human survival than many of us realize for one indispensable reason: They are the pollinator of choice for everything from almonds, blueberries, and cucumbers, to tangerines, watermelon, and zucchini ‚ÄĒ anything that blossoms and fruits¬†require¬†pollination. It is easier to list the plants that are not pollinated by bees than those that are!
 
Living in hives of up to 60,000 of Nature’s perfect pollinators, honeybees enable your produce section to have all the fruits, veggies, nuts, and beans you love.  Honeybees evolved over eons to collect nectar and pollen, thereby efficiently carrying pollen granules on their tiny hairy body to cross-pollinate plants. From almonds in California to apples and cherries in Washington state, from blueberries in Maine to peaches in Georgia to oranges in Florida, farmers can call upon a legion of mobile beekeepers to reinforce the local supply of honeybees. 
 
Several major factors imperil honeybee health and the viability of this pollination circus. The parasite Varroa destructor, which jumped from the Asian Honeybee to the European Honeybee in the 1960s, is a mortal threat. Because Varroa jumped cross-species, the European Honeybee had no evolutionary preparation. Honeybees also must contend with agribusiness chemicals that have known and unknown effects. Neonicotinoid pesticides are still in widespread use in the U.S. despite being banned in Canada and the EU for their dire effect on pollinators. Bees also suffer from poor nutrition. Honeybees in mobile beekeeping operations go from having one plant blossom available for one to two weeks, have nothing for several days while in transit, then another single plant diet for one to two weeks.
 
At Drew’s Honeybees, we recognize that without the honeybee our system for supplying the fruits and veggies we love would implode.  Accordingly, we dedicate 20% of net profits to Honeybee research, education and advocacy.  We currently fund the Honeybee program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES). Located at Lockwood Farm in Hamden, CT, Dr. Richard Cowles and his team selectively breed bees with survivor traits to arrive at a more vital honeybee. The plight of the Honeybee won’t change without awareness. Accordingly, we seek to educate the public with in-store events, school outreach, and media campaigns. We’re not afraid to engage in public advocacy seeking change to help the Honeybee thrive, and the proceeds from your purchases enable this vital work.
 
Without our community of customers like you, our mission is moot. But we don’t expect you to compromise.  We shun common shortcuts to deliver the best in natural skincare.  We ethically source our Organic ingredients from small-holder farms and cooperatives around the world to delight your senses and heal your skin, allowing us to continue our advocacy on behalf of the honeybee and everyone who relies on it. 
 
Thank you again for your interest and support of honeybee health and sustainability.  Together, we can Do Some Good.
 
Drew

Drew's Honeybees Founder


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