Why Honey Bees Are Important

April 16, 2024 | Social Impact

Why Honey Bees Are Important

Why honey bees?

Honey bees are essential for the health of people and our planet. The most important pollinators in the world, they are vital to global food crops, our economy and the ecological balance around us.  

Honey bees work hard to carry pollen between plants. Fruit and vegetable crops see increased yields when they are pollinated by honey bees. In fact, honey bees pollinate over 90% of the world’s top fruit and vegetable crops, and 80% of all flowering plants.

In other words, bees are the most important factor for growth of many plants and food crops that feed our world.  

honey bee on a flower

Unfortunately, honey bees and other pollinators are declining in many parts of the world, largely due to higher temperaturs associated with climate change, causing the honey bee population to become endangered.

BEE the difference: How can we help honey bees?

Flowers for Bee ConservationA single bee visits more than 100 flowers per flight. One hive can pollinate over two million flowers. Flowers and flowering plants help support honey bees and other pollinators — their survival depends on it. We must do our part to protect bee populations so they can thrive and, in turn, help us thrive too.

Colour Republic and One Tree Planted are partnering in the Flowers for Flowers program to support Bee Conservation, and to educate on the importance of bees to our planet. One Tree Planted is a non-profit restoring forests and protecting biodiversity by planting trees and restoring habitats and ecosystems for our important pollinators such as bees.

Our first-ever Flowers for Flowers Collection of artisanal-designed floral bouquets is inspired by flowers that are favorites for bees to nectar on. Each bouquet sold includes a donation directly to One Tree Planted to support bee conservation.

Honey bee illustration for bee conservationHere are a few more ways you can support bee conservation:

  • Plant a Bee Garden
  • Go chemical-free for bees
  • Provide trees for bees
  • Protect ground nesting bees
  • Teach tomorrow's bee stewards!

Colour Republic is proud to partner with One Tree Planted to support this important effort. And with the purchase of a Flowers for Flowers Bouquet, you, too, will be making a vital contribution and a real difference in bee conservation — and the world we live in.

BEE the Difference in making our planet more sustainable for our future generations!

Ask your Sales Manager about the Flowers for Flowers Bee Conservation Program, and look for our bouquets at select stores near you.

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