Pollinator Week, which ran from June 20-26 2016, is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them
Nine years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week”, marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Since then, Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
This year, HoneyWater teamed up with global pop star Kiesza to spread the word and help bring our friendly pollinators into the limelight, something they very much deserve. Bees, and other important pollinators, are responsible for one third (1/3) of every bite we eat. Over 1000 different types of fruits & vegetables are dependent on the bees, accounting for 20 billion dollars a year in agriculture – just in North America alone.
The multi-Juno award winning Kiesza is a passionate conservationist, and has a history of representing animal rights and sustainability. She recently visited Rwanda to get up close with silverback gorilla’s, learning about and taking part in local conservation efforts.
Through bee conservation, Kiesza is able to highlight one of the most significant issues affecting our generation, one that impacts us right here at home. If the bees disappeared, there would be devastating consequences for all of us, and our food supply. By teaming up with Kiesza – a world leading artist and a global pop star, HoneyWater combines platforms with an influencer that is very much in the mainstream, promoting pollinator health awareness to the masses.
For those that are interested, HoneyWater has more fun and creative collaborations with Kiesza in the works for the near future. Stay tuned for more details!
@drinkhoneywater It’s officially pollinator week, so I thought I’d do some posts on bee awareness and conservation! Bee’s are so important to this world and they are rapidly disappearing. Our own survival, along with the survival of other species that inhabit our beautiful planet, rely heavily on bees to pollinate the food we eat every day. As a result of pesticides, insecticides and the destruction of our environment, bees are starting to rapidly disappear. My good friend Chris Kotz is on the forefront of bee conservation, so I thought today I would talk about his cause. He developed this drink called Honey Water (@drinkhoneywater) which is a healthy natural take on the classic health remedy of honey and water. A massive portion of the profits from this company go towards supporting bee farmers, and towards building efforts to both protect and grow the bee population. It’s an amazing thing to come across people this genuinely devoted to their cause and so dedicated to conservation. #SaveTheBees #PollinatorWeek #HoneyWater M #pollinatorweek