Use honey. Protect bees. Help the planet.

It’s that simple. Honey Saves Hives is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about one of our most precious natural resources: honey bees.

Buy a jar of honey, purchase a product with honey in it or go to a restaurant that serves a killer hot honey chicken sandwich. It all helps support bees, beekeepers, our diverse food supply and our environment.

Celebrating Beekeeping: The Importance of Pollination

The importance of honey bee pollination for our food system cannot be understated. Roughly ⅓ of our diet depends on honey bees for pollination.

Celebrating Beekeeping: More Than a Job

More than just a job, the art and craft of beekeeping is a true labor of love. As stewards of the bees they keep, the honey industry works together to deliver honey at its best while having a positive impact on more than just the product they produce.

Celebrating Beekeeping: Giving Back to the Environment & Economy

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Foodservice professionals across the world are pledging to use real honey on their menus.

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Partner Spotlight

Kate's Real Food

Kate’s Real Food is a woman-founded, privately-owned snack brand committed to fueling adventures with great-tasting, all-natural ingredients. Every bar the company produces is USDA-certified organic, gluten-free, soy-free, kosher, non-GMO, and sweetened with honey — because food should taste good and also be good for the environment. Thanks to ingredients like honey, Kate’s Real Food recently expanded its portfolio into Mini Snack Bars, a wonderful bite-sized spin for adventurers who need to fly just like the bees.

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Honey + Honey Bees = A Better World

Honey bees play a vital role in our global food supply, as they are responsible for producing the honey we enjoy and pollinating about 35% of the foods we eat.

Without honey bees, there’s no honey in your tea, avocado for your guacamole, watermelon at your picnic, nutmeg in your latte or apples to make a pie.

Celebrate National Honey Month this September!

Celebrating honey and honey bees and supporting hives is a year-round affair. That’s why we’ve partnered with Top Chef Carla Hall to help us spread the buzz on how we can all support honey bees and the beekeepers that care for them, and to provide inspiration on delicious ways to use nature’s sweetener.

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Eat honey and buy products made with honey for a better planet. Follow us and #BeeCommitted to honey bees and honey.

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