Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem, acting as highly efficient pollinators of food crops as well as wild flora. In fact, about one-third of the food consumed by Americans comes from crops pollinated by bees.
Yet wild bee populations are declining at an alarming rate, and the beekeeping industry is not attracting enough new talent to research the cause of this crisis and develop solutions. Fortunately, Wonderful Bees is at the forefront of helping to solve this global crisis.
Wonderful Bees owns and manages bee operations in key agricultural states including California, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas. In fact, it takes more than 70,000 colonies of honeybees to pollinate our 35,000 acres of almond trees.
We approach beekeeping with the bees’ optimal health in mind, letting them feed on wild food sources and build hives naturally. We also provide large and secure holding yards and plenty of freshwater barrels to ensure optimal habitats and long-term sustainability.
As a result, our bees are happy and healthy, with hive numbers growing 13 percent year-over-year on average. We are also actively hiring and training the next generation of bee biologists and apprentices to keep this critical work moving forward long into the future.