HONEYBEE

"It’s true that the extinction of bees would mean the end of humanity. If bees didn’t exist, humans wouldn’t either."

What does a plant need in order to grow?

The obvious comes to mind:

Water, soil, and sunshine. 

 

However, one major component is often forgotten.  Bees.

Bees are one of the most hard-working and helpful species on the planet. 

Believe it or not, we actually need bees to survive. Not only does their survival depend on us, but our survival depends on them as well!​

If bees didn’t exist, humans wouldn’t either.
Unfortunately, the Bee population has been on a decline in recent years and it should concern all of us.

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Parasites

Along with pesticides, parasites known as Varrao mites are also responsible for the decline in bee population.​​​

These blood-sucking parasites reproduce in a bee colony and affect adult and young bees equally.


The disease inflicted by these mites can result in bees losing legs or wings, essentially killing them.

Pesticides

This intense use of pesticides has had a major role in the bees’ population decline.  

Neonicotinoids is an insecticide that affects the central nervous system of insects.
Before the seed is even planted, it is covered with this insecticide, which means this toxin will be present in all areas of the plant.  
The Honey Bee will ingest this toxin via the pollen and the Honey Bee's nervous system will be attacked, resulting in muscle paralysis and death.

Bees are going extinct for 2 reasons:

The importance of bees

Animals

Many animals who depend on plant species will be affected first and would become extinct if plants cease to exist.


Cattle used for milk and meat depend on alfalfa and lupins for survival.  Both of which depend on insect pollination.


If the cow’s food supply declines, then meat and milk production will decrease.

And with the declining population of herbivores, carnivores will also begin to suffer and the animal population will begin to rapidly decline.

Plants

Some plants are pollinated by wind, but that rate is very slow. Insects are the primary pollinators on the planet and bees are the most efficient for this purpose.


Without bees, many of our nutritious foods would disappear.  This includes apples, cherries, blueberries, avocadoes, broccoli, most leafy greens, cucumbers, pumpkins, and much more. 

 

Almond trees would be one of the first essentials to disappear.  

If bees went extinct, there would be an incredible decline in our food sources, leaving us with mainly rice, wheat and corn.

Topography

With the understanding that most plants would be unable to grow without bees, grasslands would become barren and large-scale desertification will take place - resulting in Earth becoming one large desert.

Fuel

Canola, which is grown to use as both a fuel and cooking oil, depends highly on pollination.


It is also used to produce biofuel.


If we were to run out of biofuel, we’d have to rely on fossil fuels completely. 

This would increase pressure on our environment.

Our Honeybee candle is dedicated to helping our bees.  here's how...

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Pollinator Partnership

We have partnered with Bee City Canada and with the purchase of this candle, $1 is donated to to help save the honey bees.​ 

 

This organization inspires cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect bees by offering programs that help others to create, maintain and improve pollinator habitat.​

Cocobeeswax

Our Honeybee Candle is created using a luxury blend of coconut wax and pure beeswax. 

 

By using beeswax in our candles, we are helping to support beekeepers.

 

Coconut wax is smokeless and soot free, clean burning and sustainable with no concerns of deforestation.

 

Beeswax is the most natural wax on the market and is made by Honeybees.  Beeswax helps to purify the air as it burns, it is non-toxic, eco-friendly and clean burning.

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Feed the bees

Included with each purchase of our Honeybee candle, is a packet of wildflower seeds so you can do your part to help the disappearing bee population.

This packet is filled with a mixture of easy-to-grow annual wildflowers like, red poppies, zinnias, sunflowers, and plains coreopsis for feeding the bees.


The seeds in this packet are both colorful and beneficial to our earth.

Adopt a bee

And as a token of our appreciation, you will also receive a honeybee charm to "adopt" as your reminder of the good you have contributed to help save the honey bees through your purchase.

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