How We are Helping the Planet : #treesforbees



We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with


One Tree Planted/@onetreeplanted to plant a

tree for every sale!







Why Trees? And Not Bees?




Because it just isn't about bees! The planet is struggling and it just won't matter if we save the bees and they have nothing to eat. It won't matter that we figured out how to remove varroa but there is no way to shade the hives and clean the air. The fact of the matter is that the planet's ability to cool and regenerate must include trees.

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How are any forests left!? This is crazy! My kids deserve a better world than the one I grew up in NOT a worse one!

Swarm in a tree

The bees are our amazing partners in this world. We want to be good keepers of the bees. So how do we do this? We decided that our efforts with the bees are everyday, so planting trees would be our charitable effort  AND that includes you! Why trees? Trees provide shelter for our bees in their feral state whether swarming or as a colony at home. Trees generally provide the first food sources for our honey bees and  many of the major nectar flows! But trees provide for humans as well. Think of how many things in everyday use that depend on trees. Need I name them ? 
Toilet paper!
Packaging
Newspapers/ Books
Toilet paper (did I mention that?)
Shampoo (Yes!)
Toothpaste
I could go on but you have a computer too!
Trees give us beauty that must be recognized as a  remarkable gift! As artists throughout the centuries painted treed landscapes, imagine a world with no Almond Blossoms by Van Gogh or  A Wooded Path in Autumn by Hans Anderson Brendekilde. Even real estate value goes up when trees are on the property. Want more? Just read below to find out just how valuable all that beauty can be to a community.

                  Trees help reduce crime.

  1. In Baltimore, a 10% increase in tree canopy corresponded to a 12% decrease in crime.
    share  University of Vermont and U.S. Forest Service, 2012
  2. Among minor crimes, there is less graffiti, vandalism and littering in outdoor spaces with trees as a part of the natural landscape than in comparable plant-less spaces.
    share  University of Washington
  3. Chicago public housing residents with nearby trees and natural landscapes reported 25% fewer acts of domestic aggression and violence.
    share  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001
The need for trees can be viewed as human-centric but the entire animal and insect world need trees. Forests clean water that effects fish populations, drinking water and more. Provide shelter and foods for all on this planet. They provide medicines (asprin is from willow) and carry many secrets that we may never discover!

80%

of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. This is not only a biodiversity tragedy but also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine.
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To get the tree planted , the party started or the ball rolling we have donated 12 trees already!

Follow along on Instagram as we use the #treesforbees for updates!!



GO TREES!







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