We aim to bring the cause to the mainstream and to raise awareness among groups that would not usually be knowledgeable about bees and pollinators (aka the majority of the population). We donate 1% of every sale to our friends at Bee City to support the work they're doing to save the bees.
Importance of saving Bees
Bees make more than honey – they are key to food production because they pollinate crops. Bumblebees, other wild bees, and insects like butterflies, wasps, and flies all provide valuable pollination services. A third of the food that we eat depends on pollinating insects: vegetables like zucchini, fruits like apricot, nuts like almonds, spices like coriander, edible oils like canola, and many more… In Canada alone, the growth of over 40,000 vegetables depends on the essential work of pollinators. But currently, more and more bees are dying. The bee decline affects mankind too. Our lives depend on theirs.
There are ways you can save bees too.
1. shop for local raw honey - you are contributing to our efforts of raising and installing more Beehives across the country.
2. Find natural alternatives to using pesticides in your garden - Pesticides have long been blamed for the decline of honeybees and more recent scientific evidence has found direct links between certain insecticides and the reduction in bee species. Stopping the use of pesticides in your garden can therefore only be a good thing – it will make your garden healthier, for our favorite flying friends, but also for your pets and children.
at VO Beauty, we work closely with our bee keeper in Toronto, Ontario to ensure you receive the highest quality of raw honey. We hope you can take part in saving these special pollinators too.