Power to the pollinators!

Nurture Naturally | April 19, 2018

Help Us Save The Bees

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When you think about all the things you love about nature, Bees are probably not the first things that come to mind. But we think bees have gotten a bad rap over the years and it’s just not fair because bees are glorious creatures!

 

Aside from making liquid gold, bees play an important role in the production of organic cotton. After all, cotton is a plant, and plants need pollination to thrive! Enter the bees. Research shows that there are vast benefits to the growth of organic cotton through the pollination of bees. Some of these benefits include cotton growth and production, seed production, and fiber quality. Ultimately the more the bees pollinate the organic cotton plants; the more super soft, organic cotton baby clothes can be made for your sweet baby bee.

 

Also, when you choose to buy organic cotton, you’re choosing to support the bees and their pollination process rather than choosing non-organic cotton, which uses pesticides…and those kill the bees! That’s just what we DON’T want since bees are becoming an endangered species. Did you know that non-organic cotton production uses more than 15 percent of the world’s pesticides? Non-organic cotton is literally threatening eco-systems worldwide. A shocking 20,000 people die each year in developing countries because of the chemicals being sprayed on non-organic cotton!

 

 

So, what can we do to show the bees the love they deserve and get back to making the world a better, less pesticide-ridden place? Check out our tips below to help the bees keep buzzing joyfully. Supporting the role they play in the production of organic cotton is one small step in making the world a more honey-field place.

 

  • PLANT WILDFLOWERS NOT GRASS.  The simplest, most effective (and good-smelling) way to help bees is to create pollinator habitats in your community. Even a 12 in. by 12 in. square of native wildflowers is enough to create a thriving bee habitat.

 

  • BUY ORGANIC FOOD.  Buy local and organic foods. Because bees need clean, healthy food and so do we. But organic agriculture is still only 1% of agriculture in the United States. If we all buy more organic foods, farmers can grow more and offer better prices. Supply and demand really work.

 

  • EAT HONEY. Make sure it’s from your local farmers and beekeepers – be sweet to your local honey makers. Beekeepers do just that—help keep bees around. Just go to your local farmers’ market and you’ll find them. Plus, is anything more delicious than fresh, pure local honey?

 

Find more information at www.burtsbees.com

2 thoughts on Power to the pollinators!

  • Love all of the information about the bees, habitat and how important organic cotton is to us and further protecting the environment and the bee population!

    Do any of your proceeds go to help bee preservation?
    Maybe your use of exclusively organic cotton is the contribution which is great.
    It’s amazing that you haven’t transferred that cost to the consumer because your prices are so affordable and fair!
    Thanks for caring!
    One happy customer;)

    • Hi one happy customer! Thanks for taking the time to comment. It’s truly great to hear that you care for the mighty bees just as much as we do! Burt’s Bees has a number of foundations that help promote honey bee health – learn more here: https://www.burtsbees.com/content/outreach/out-reach-asset.html. Here at Burt’s Bees Baby, we are more focused on helping babies. Our Baby Bee Box is part of a buy 1 give 1 program, where for each one sold we donate one to a US family in need through the help of our partner Save The Children.

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