WHY BEES ARE GOOD FOR THE EARTH
Sustainable agriculture is a key component of our work in 21 countries around the world. When we work to save the bees, we are also saving the environment. After all, what is good for bees, is also good for the climate and the environment.
More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Through their pollination, bees not only promote biodiversity, but also secure our food supply.
Honeybees are essential to healthy crops, and their rapid decline threatens global food security. That's why we incorporate bees into many of our projects. Farmers who keep bees see increased crop yields, whether they are growing coffee, spices or vegetables. Plus, they are able to harvest honey during the non-growing season to earn extra income, producing 60 pounds or more of honey each year.