September is National Honey Month!
Lost Cause Meadery and the National Honey Board are partnering during National Honey Month to spotlight the important role honey bees play in our ecosystem and products.
For every bottle of Gone West made with Meadowfoam Blossom, Orange Blossom and Lemon Blossom honey, Lost Cause will donate $3 to support the Honey Saves Hives Program.
Make Your Purchase Count
When buying participating mead from Lost Cause Meadery, you’re supporting beekeepers’ ability to keep healthy bees.
With a dedication to supporting honey bee health, we are making a donation to Project Apis m., the largest honey bee non-profit in the U.S., which is committed to enhancing the health and vitality of honey bee colonies through research. projectapism.org
90+ Fruits, Vegetables and Spices
Honey bees pollinate more than 90 different crops and play a role in one-third of the foods we eat. Without honey bees, there’s no avocado for your guacamole, watermelon at your picnic, nutmeg in your latte or apples to make a pie. The health of honey bees is important for the production of honey and so much more.
- Kola Nut
- Passion Fruit
- Red Clover
- Cole crops
- Brussels Sprouts
- Persian Melon
- Welsh Onion
- White Clove
On average, a honey bee hive will produce 60 lbs. of honey a year, with each bee producing only a 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime!
Honey bees tell each other where the good food (flowers!) is using a figure-eight dance called the Waggle Dance. This dance takes place inside the hive and communicates the location of the food in relation to the position of the sun, its distance from the hive and various vertical landmarks.
The honey bee world is dominated by female bees, who make all the decisions and do all of the work. In fact, in a typical hive of 60,000 bees, all but a couple hundred are female bees, who are appropriately called worker bees.
Mother Nature’s Sweetener.
Straight from the flower to the bee to your favorite foods and beverages, honey truly is Mother Nature’s Sweetener. An all-natural ingredient made in the world’s most efficient factory: the beehive. A sweetener to feel good about consuming and one to look for in ingredient listings of your favorite brands. There’s a reason why Companion Bakery, Justin’s, Lost Cause Meadery, Melle Water and Purely Elizabeth use honey. It’s natural, flavorful and simply makes products better.