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A simple way to help bees thrive in your area is to get familiar with types of bee species you commonly see there. By learning native bee habits and tendencies, you can live symbiotically with them. You may even be able to help create better habitats for these small but vital friends.

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Planting a pollinator garden is one simple way to help improve conditions for bees and pollinators. To get the most out of your pollinator garden with the least effort, include perennial plants. Unlike annuals that need to be planted each year, perennials are a mainstay in your garden landscape. 
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Pollination services result in far-reaching consequences on the purity of honey, pollinator health, and our food systems in general. 

The path forward seems simple: Stop hiring bees for pollination

If only it were that easy. 

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We often associate honeycomb with a bright, golden color. After all, that’s the color of raw honey. But odds are that if you eat enough honeycomb, you’re bound to encounter comb that’s darker than usual. New beekeepers who spot dark comb for the first time might be worried, but they soon learn that dark honeycomb is a normal part of a healthy beehive.

Anyone who’s eaten dark comb knows there’s a whole lot more to these deeply colored cells than meets the eye.

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Honey fraud doesn’t only impact the consumer. In an effort to compete with market demand for impossibly low prices, beekeepers are forced to turn to unsustainable methods that can be detrimental to bee health. This results in dwindling bee populations and may cause colony collapse disorder, which creates a vicious cycle where beekeepers face more challenges than they started with.
At Pass the Honey we source 100% real, raw, unadulterated honeycomb. Did you know that there is 70% chance that the honey you are purchasing in US grocery stores is fake? Unfortunately fake or adulterated honey is a big problem for the global honey industry, beekeepers, and bees.
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We all know global honey bee populations are having a hard time surviving, so what can we do to help? Step 1: Eat pure, unadulterated honeycomb. 
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Would you travel 55,000 miles to sweeten your tea, your oatmeal, your morning toast? No? Well, thankfully you don’t have to. Honeybees have done the traveling and the labor for you.

That’s right—a single beehive contains approximately 60,000 bees who travel close to 55,000 miles and visit over 2 million flowers just to make one pound of honey for you! 

But what about honeycomb? When you think of honeycomb, perhaps a fancy charcuterie board springs to mind: a luxurious piece of golden honeycomb surrounded by exotic cheeses, nuts, fruits, and artisan breads (with a hefty price tag to match). Is honeycomb worth the price, you may ask?

Let’s look at raw honeycomb price and explain why it’s more expensive than liquid honey.

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It may be used to seal and protect a beehive in its natural state, but propolis – the miraculous “bee glue” that keeps beehives humming along – opens up a world of useful possibilities as well. While the honey and beeswax it protects enjoy recognition and great “PR,” this hardworking substance often goes overlooked – at the consumer level, anyway. It may surprise you to learn that health and beauty products, health supplements, and even medicines you are already using may contain propolis or propolis-derived ingredients.
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