Honey bees and all kinds of bees are essential to our environment. Without bees around, our way of life would change as we know it. Honey isn’t the only thing we stand to lose in a world without bees. Bees are responsible for pollinating around one-third of the world’s food supply and about 90 percent of wildflowers and plants. Basically, anything green with a blossoming flower is here because of bees. They also play a vital role in the ecosystem.
Over the last 50 plus years, the bee population has rapidly decreased from a variety of factors, known and unknown. What is certain is that many bees have been displaced and colonies have died because of urban environments. There are also threats to hives managed by beekeepers, such as parasites and diseases.
Some communities and individuals make an effort to grow certain plants and flowers in their gardens to encourage healthy bee activity and combat the bee population decline.
Becoming a beekeeper is one way to make sure the bees are not forgotten. At Grammer Honey Company, we want to help those who are answering the call of beekeeping. Whether it is a budding hobby or a lifelong commitment, we invite all honey bee lovers to consider the life of a beekeeper.
Beekeeping requires continual education and benefits greatly from a community effort. Our aim is to connect with other beekeepers, because not everyone understands the love of beekeeping but those who do are our kind of people!