Partnership Extended Toolkit

The National Honey Board advocates for the health of honey bees and the protection of the natural resources they depend on. As part of this commitment, the industry is working with U.S. food and beverage manufacturers, retailers and restaurants to offer Made With Honey products and menu items that consumers can purchase during National Honey Month in September, with a portion of the proceeds directly supporting bee health research.

Honey bees are responsible for more than 35% of the foods we eat and the honey we enjoy, and they need our help! During September’s National Honey Month, you can participate in the Honey Saves Hives program, by purchasing ( insert products ) to directly support bee health research.

2020 Honey Saves Hives Partners

Honey Bee Messaging

Honey bees are responsible for more than 35% of the foods we eat and the honey we enjoy, and they need our help! During September’s National Honey Month, you can participate in the Honey Saves Hives program, by purchasing ( insert products ) to directly support bee health research.

Your purchase of ( insert products ) and participation in the Honey Saves Hives program will directly support the bees through crucial research into habitat restoration, pest management, and more.

Argriculture Messaging

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, bees play an essential role in keeping both the planet and its people nourished. 

Honey bees pollinate 90 different crops and produce about 150 million pounds of honey each year in the U.S.

Five Ways You Can Help Bees

Honey bees, beekeepers and the honey industry are direct contributors to the success of American agriculture. Today, the honey industry faces many challenges, such as hive loss, drought, colony collapse and shrinking forage areas. Here are a few ways you can help the honey bees:

1. Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden and yard.
2. Reduce or limit the use of chemicals and pesticides to treat your lawn or garden while plants are in bloom.
3. Bees are thirsty. Put a shallow basin of fresh water with marbles or rocks in it for the bees to land on outside your home
4. Learn how to be a beekeeper with sustainable practices.
5. Donate to an organization dedicated to helping protect and promote honey bees and other pollinators.

The NHB is partnering with Project Apis m., the largest honey bee non-profit in the U.S. who are committed to enhancing the health and vitality of honey bee colonies through research. 

PAm was founded by beekeepers and almond growers as a grassroots effort and is a unique vehicle to enhance honey bee health and crop production.

Project Apis m. addresses the problems that honey bees face using these strategic approaches:

Research that Matters

The goal of PAm funded and directed research is to better understand the problems bees are facing and target questions to help create applied tools and solutions. PAm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of beekeepers, growers and scientists to help set research priorities which address the current and foreseeable challenges of honey bees and beekeepers.

Habitat and Forage

The rapid loss of habitat to agriculture and urban expansion is creating a nutritional crisis for pollinators. PAm’s habitat programs are designed to increase the density, duration and diversity of honey bee and pollinator forage. These programs work with agriculture to support pollinator health tangibly and immediately and also mitigate other bee health threats including Varroa mites, pathogens, and pesticides.

Collaboration and Communication

PAm works with beekeepers, farmers and growers, industry partners, researchers and agricultural groups to leverage expertise and increase communication about honey bee best management practices. These important collaborations are keys to bringing the “lab to the landscape;” transforming the impacts of our research and forage programs into practical solutions.

Social Media Pages

National Honey Board

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@NationalHoneyBoard

Instagram
@nationalhoneyboard

Twitter 
@NationalHoney

Pinterest 
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YouTube
@NationalHoneyBoard

Project Apis m.

Facebook
@ProjectApism

Instagram
@projectapism

Twitter
@ProjectApism

YouTube
@msworkerbee1
 

Please use these hashtags when posting: #HoneySavesHives #NationalHoneyMonth

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