One in three bites of food we eat requires a pollinator, but bee populations especially are increasingly threatened.
To combat this growing problem, Rodale Institute started the Honeybee Conservancy in 2012 to explore treatment-free options for building more resilient colonies.
Our beekeeper prioritizes the long-term health of our conservancy and selectively breeds from only the strongest colonies each year. We rely on three philosophies:
- No chemical treatment
- Raise local bees only, as they are better suited to our climate and aren’t weakened in transit
- Leave more honey in the hive where bees can use it as nature intended
Currently, 100% of our honey stays with the hive so our bees can grow strong and healthy.
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