How Promotional Beeswax Food Wraps are Saving the Bees
April 30, 2019
Controversy surrounds the use of bee byproducts by humans in the vegan community. The truth is, though, beeswax and honey can be harvested humanely with little to no effect on the hive. In fact, most beekeepers are mindful to return a sufficient amount of honey and honeycomb back to the hive when harvesting to ensure their bees stay happy and healthy.
The sales of bee byproducts help fund the maintenance of the colonies, so increasing demand for bee byproducts is actually playing a huge role in saving them. That’s why we are proud to offer custom branded reusable beeswax food wraps as a sustainable promotional option for businesses worldwide and a biodegradable alternative to plastic food wrap.
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In response to the alarming decline of the bee population, budding apiarists are popping up around the globe. To be(e) an apiarist, though, is an expensive hobby, so often these bee connoisseurs will harvest and sell the byproducts of their bees to fund the maintenance and expansion of their hives. Ultimately, this practice leads to MORE bees!
While the argument by vegans that the harvesting of honey and beeswax harms bees is not altogether invalid, when these byproducts are harvested mindfully by caring beekeepers, any adverse effects to the colony can be kept to a minimum. When the bee population begins to steadily increase in response to exorbitant demand for these byproducts, the argument that bees are better off left alone is erroneous.
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Of course, there are other measures to be taken in the global journey to save the bees. These include planting bee-friendly flowers (pollinators) in your garden and throughout your yard. (Bees also love fruit trees of all kinds.)
Avoid pesticides and use bee vectoring processes instead to stop pests. Choose indigenous strains over genetically modified plants and support your local farmer’s markets by purchasing locally-grown produce. Lastly, build or buy mason bee houses to place around your home.
If you are interested in further contributing to saving the bees, learn about starting your own backyard hive. You can also swap out sugar for honey and replace your disposable plastic food wrap with reusable beeswax food wraps.
Design your own reusable beeswax food wraps for promotion or resale here or email your logo and design ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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