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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. 

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. 

ENCINITAS, CA (July 27, 2021) | -- Pass the Honey, makers of high-quality, conveniently portioned honeycomb and advocates for generational beekeepers, today announced it has secured a 500,000+ acre commitment to launch foundational research under its Regenerative Honeycomb Initiative (RHI). The project is aimed at supporting the U.S. honey industry in its production of unadulterated honeycomb while defining regenerative apiculture standards globally. 

While there are principles that some experts agree upon, regenerative agriculture does not have a universal definition.Beekeeping is considered an important aspect of regenerative agriculture for some, while other theories cast beekeeping in a negative light. 

Among the murky guidelines, one thing is clear: Without defined regenerative standards, it’s impossible to guarantee that harmful and extractive methods aren’t used. It’s also impossible to educate farmers and beekeepers about such standards if they do not exist. 

Pass the Honey goes to great lengths to guarantee a pure honeycomb snacking experience. Working with leaders in regenerative agriculture, collaborating with generational beekeepers, and leveraging cutting-edge food testing technology, the company has redefined what honeycomb sourcing looks like. But this framework wasn’t always so clear.

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.