Save the bees! This is a mantra I have been saying ever since I found out how vital bees and pollinators were to our precious Earth, and Comvita is one company in the same charge. The Mankua Honey maker recently announced the second year of its bee rescue program, partnering with beekeepers and rescuers to relocate hives set to be terminated.
“Comvita has long been considered a trusted partner to beekeepers on both a global and local scale, so it was only natural for us to continue our bee rescue program this year and up the ante by doubling our commitment,” said Corey Blick, Senior Vice President of Comvita North America. “The wellbeing of bees has been a priority since our founders got together in 1974 to form Comvita. We are called upon to support the crucial work of independent beekeepers and provide education around the vital importance of bee welfare. At Comvita, we want to see a world where we can all live in harmony with bees and nature.”
Bees are critical to pollination and the survival of the global ecosystem, but populations are rapidly declining. Building on the success of its debut campaign in 2021, when the brand rescued 5 million bees, Comvita pledged to save 10 million bees in honor of World Bee Day on May 20, 2022. The hives will be placed in areas where they can thrive, saving bees and ultimately benefiting bee populations.
According to the release, the bee rescuers sponsored by Comvita will relocate at-risk wild hives to safe and protected areas where the hives can successfully pollinate and live in harmony with local communities. Comvita partnered with beekeepers across the U.S. to provide grants to complete 200 beehive rescues within their respective local communities, as well as offer assistance to fellow beekeepers in other regions to perform rescues. Relocated hives will be maintained by local beekeepers to ensure the health of the queen bee and the hive overall. Beekeeper partners chronicled their experiences with hive rescues in real-time across Comvita’s social media channels along with education surrounding rescue practices and other related topics.
Harvested from the pristine forests of New Zealand, Comvita is known for offering some of the most premium, pure, well-researched, and sustainably sourced Manuka honey available on the market. Comvita’s profile of Manuka honey offerings includes Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) ratings to guarantee significant levels of Manuka’s strongest bioactive compounds, the gold standard in Manuka ratings backed by the New Zealand government for its verification of quality and potency.
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