AT CATSKILL PROVISIONS WE BELIEVE IN WORKING TOWARDS THE GREATER GOOD. PRESERVING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, SUPPORTING LOCAL ECONOMIES, AND PROTECTING OUR POLLINATORS.
WE INVITE YOU TO PARTNER WITH US—AND BEE PROUD!
WE SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS BELOW WITH MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS AND HAVE COMMITTED 1% OF OUR SALES TO FRIENDS OF THE EARTH.
Bees have been pollinating the Earths plants for approximately 25 million years.
The health of pollinators, is directly linked to our nation’s food security and the health and vitality of our ecosystems
Bees are responsible for 1 in 3 bites of food we eat, from almonds to tomatoes & strawberries
There are 20,000 species of bees worldwide, and more then 4,000 in the US alone
Since 2006, beekeepers have lost an average of 30% of their hives annually
While climate change has contributed to colony collapse, the leading driver of global bee decline is toxic "neonic" pesticides
Nearly all colonies of wild honeybees have died out in the US. Without beekeepers to care for them, honeybees would disappear completely in a couple of years.
Increasing bee-friendly flower-rich habitats in farmlands, gardens and parks can provide forage for bees and other pollinators.
*Facts provided by Friends of the Earth, NRDC and Sierra Club
PLANT A POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY GARDEN
Buy local honey to support the beekeepers in your area. We now know the use of chemicals in agriculture are directly harmful to bees. If you're concerned about the number of chemicals used in agriculture, buy organic. Tell local and state government officials that you care about pollinator health every chance you get. You can make a difference and spread the word.