Honey Bees

Worried about the plight of Honey Bees?
So are we.

Gipson's Golden bee hive

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) or the “Beepocalypse” is a serious problem- not just for your honey supply but also for the multitude of fruits, vegetables, and other crops that keep the world fed. Below, you can find resources to help you learn about what might be behind CCD, why it’s a big deal, and what you can do to help.

Resources
Bee Informed

Honey bee in flight

 Supports the Honey Bee

Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. — GreenPeace

 
gipson's golden meet the team

gipson's golden meet the team

Solutions that Save the Bees

Ban the most dangerous pesticides.

According to University of California apiculturist Eric Mussen, biologists discovered more than 150 distinct chemical residues in bee pollen, forming a fatal "pesticide cocktail."

Restore ecological farming.

Ecological agriculture enhances pollination, which improves crop yields, by rebuilding bee populations and making them healthy.

Protect natural habitat.

We rely on natural ecosystems for important, irreplaceable ecosystem services and crucial species, such as pollinators.

Gipson'd golden polinator bee