Honey has proven health benefits, including improved heart health, wound healing, and improved blood antioxidants levels. When used in hair products, honey promotes hair growth as well as rehydrating and mending damaged strains.
Health conscience individuals tend to focus on rare tragedies in the honey industry, however, a productive bee colony makes more than enough honey. In fact, hive typically produces two to three times more honey than they need to survive the winter. When harvesting honey from a beehive, beekeepers try not to take anything the bees will miss. If necessary, beekeepers will feed bees sugar syrup in the autumn to compensate for the honey they've taken. But, they learn and adjust the amount they take to limit the substitutes needed. The bees are not killed off during this process for many reasons, one being it would end business if all your workers suddenly died. Another reason beekeepers protect their hives is to help farmers around the country. Every year millions of honey bees are transported around the country to help pollinate crops. The environment depends on the pollination that occurs when honey bees gather nectar. Bees pollinate $20 billion worth of U.S. crops each year, and approximately one-third of all food eaten by Americans is either directly or indirectly derived from honey bee pollination. Without the assistance of the honey bees, the States would stand to lose one-third of all harvests including almonds, broccoli, blueberries, cherries, apples, melons, and lettuce. In the summer months, the hives move to the Dakotas to produce most of their honey on sunflower fields. Large hives travel across the country to wherever they are needed to assist in pollinating from California, Washington, and Idaho to Texas, Florida and the New England area.
The main cause of bee death is not bad beekeepers, but harmful pesticides used on farmlands. These synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides are hurting the wildlife they come into contact with. There are organic substitutes of these products that won't harm bees but have been ignored by those not aware of the harm they are contributing. For those who are not beekeepers or farmers, it may seem like there is nothing you can do. However, combating misinformation and supporting locals is always beneficial. Beekeepers can make products from their hives including, soaps, lotions, and candles for sale. Supporting these keepers promotes pollination in your area which helps keeps your area green and growing. Additionally, you can support the honey bees by sponsoring a hive through the Honeybee Conservancy. They are focused on aiding the growth of the honeybee population and educating communities as well as future beekeepers.