Capilano's un-bee-lievable interactive tool
Capilano Honey has launched an interactive tool that shows what our meals might look like without the work of bees.
Partnering with the Woolworths Discovery Garden campaign, the honey company aims to shine a light on just how important bees are to Australian produce.
Ryan d’Almeida, CEO of Capilano Honey’s parent company, Hive + Wellness, said the campaign urges Australians to not take their “littlest livestock” for granted.
“Without bees our fresh food production would plummet, and our diet variety would be vastly diminished. Treats like blueberry pancakes or smashed avocado on toast would be off the menu, but many daily staples would also be severely affected,” he said.
“It’s astonishing that one-third of Australian food is dependent on honey bee pollination.”
The tool was created to illustrate the reality the Australian honeybee population is facing after being significantly impacted by the recent drought and bushfires.
D’Almeida said Australians could support bees by planting bee-friendly plants, minimising use of pesticides, and creating a ‘bee bath’ on hot days by leaving out a shallow dish of pebbles with water.
“Many Australians have also chosen to support beekeepers through Hive Aid, raising half a million dollars so far.”
Capilano Honey said it works closely with more than 800 beekeeping families around the country to produce pure, 100% Australian honey.
“Pollination services provide an important supplementary income to many of our beekeepers and are a crucial part of creating Australia’s food bowl,” d’Almeida said.
“But these services are provided over a limited period, and honey production remains the key driver in maintaining the large and robust bee populations required for pollination each year.”
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