By HonibeUpdated Apr 10, 2023
Do you have aspiring beekeepers at home? While you may not be ready to start your own honey-making hive, you can teach your kids how to support pollinators in your own backyard—or balcony. Creating a bee-friendly garden is a great summer project and an excellent way to help nurture and support a critical part of our ecosystem.
Right now, half of bee colonies are dying and when one in three bites of food at the dinner table is brought to you by pollinators, that loss is significant. Bees are under threat “from the combined effects of climate change, intensive agriculture, pesticide use, biodiversity loss and pollution,” says the UN.
In response to this threat, beekeeping is on the rise. There's even a Beekeeper Barbie! While pollinating crops is essential, kids are often most interested in the sweet honey bees produce—and rightfully so. Eating high-quality honey raises levels of disease-fighting antioxidants in the blood. It can also be used to treat minor burns and wounds, soothe sore throats and suppress coughs. Honey is also the main ingredient in natural health products like Honibe's Gummie Bee vitamins, which uses local Canadian honey and now features Beekeeper Barbie on its new packaging.
You don't have to adopt your own hive to support bees. Helping pollinators is easy. Shop products made with Canadian honey and protect pollinators at home with these simple gardening tips.
Want to learn more about bees and how to support them? Visit your local library or check out online resources like National Geographic Kids, the David Suzuki Foundation, Pollinator Partnership Canada (an organization Honibe supports) or blogs like the one found at Honibe.com.
Bring your love for bees home with Honibe® Gummie Bees. Honibe has been making honey-based natural health products since 2007, with a mission to provide families with honey-based health solutions while respecting the environment. Their gummies use real Canadian honey and clean ingredients and they have teamed up with Barbie™ to make the world a sweeter place. You can find three Barbie™ x Honibe vitamin varieties with the new Barbie packaging: Omega 3 Brain Health, Complete Kids Multivitamin + Immune, and Vitamin D Bone Health Gummie Bees.