Are you aware of the complete reliance nature, the earth and ultimately our survival has on the infamous bee? Remarkably, bees help to pollinate over one third of all food on earth.
A BEEAUTIFUL WORLD
I don’t know about you, but when I think of a bee, there is only one thing that comes to mind... honey. You know, the sweet, sticky, Winnie-The-Pooh sensation that always seems to be stocked up in the pantry for emergencies like a sweet tea fix, a smoothie sweetener, an essential breakfast accompaniment or that ever-natural throat soother. But are we aware of the complete reliance nature, the earth and ultimately our survival has on the infamous bee?
“It is essential, not just for honey and other hive products such as bees wax, but more importantly for the pollination services provided by bees. Incredibly, two thirds of Australia’s agricultural diversity benefits from honey bee pollination” according to Wheen Bee Foundation. With Bees playing such a vital role in the survival of humankind and with 7 species of bees being on the endangered list, it is more important than ever to eliminate the threat of their extinction. There are many factors contributing to the decline in bee population, one of the biggest being that of the use of chemical pesticides, as they are commonly used and are toxic to the honey bee. Other threats include climate change, disease, pests, habitat destruction and a decline in commercial bee keeping.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP, YOU ASK?
- BEE the change. Contribute to the preservation of bees and our planet by committing to a greener, cleaner lifestyle.
- BEE mindful. Abstain from the use of pesticides or any other harmful chemicals that affect our precious pollinators
- BEE a voice for the voiceless. Raise awareness in the community around the importance of bees in our agriculture and ecosystem.
Planet health are the proud distributors of Watson & Son Manuka Honey in Australia. This Manuka Honey is sourced from GPS tracked hives in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. Watson & Son are cruelty-free, prioritize bee and hive health, support the preservation of bees and make use of recyclable packaging.
Available in a variety of strengths and delicious flavours, this honey will BEEcome a household essential ;)
King, E 2019, Pharmacy & Department Store Retail Beauty Trade Journal espirit, issue 59, page 12-13