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A celebration of National Honey Bee Day

You would bee forgiven for thinking that a day to celebrate honeybees was a bit of a strange one, but the more you delve into the benefits of bees and the delicious produce they create, the better you can understand why there is a whole day set aside to appreciating these fascinating insects. This year the day falls on Saturday, 19th August, and you’ll see many involved in a hive of activity across the globe to celebrate.

The awareness day was first started by bee keepers in the United States back in 2009 to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion*. Since then, this national day has gone from strength to strength and encourages people all over the world to carry out activities which encourage both honey bee pollination and educating others about why these remarkable creatures really are the bees knees!

What better way to celebrate honeybees than by eating some delicious honey! Try some Forever Bee Honey drizzled over plain yoghurt and berries for a tasty breakfast, or add a dash to your Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea as a healthier alternative to processed sugar. There are so many ways to enjoy this sweet, amber elixir, so get creative in the kitchen and experiment with different combinations to find your winning dish!

Honeybees not only deliver us with this golden treasure of nature, they are also responsible for multiple supplements which are created from bee derived produce. Forever’s range of bee product supplements harnesses the unique, naturally-occurring compounds found in honey, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis, to create high quality, easy-to-use products. Take a look at some facts surrounding these products in further detail below:

Forever Bee Pollen

  • Pollen is the fertilising dust of flowers. Bees gather and bring it back to their hives for food. Without pollen, plants, trees and flowers could not exist; even we depend on it.

  • Forever Bee Pollen is gathered in specially-designed stainless steel collectors to ensure it remains the freshest and most potent food.

  • Forever Bee Pollen is readily digestible and easily absorbed by the human body.

Royal Jelly

  • Royal jelly is a substance derived from the pha­ryngeal glands of the honey bee. This ‘super food’ of the bees is specially blended with enzymes and fed to each bee destined to become a queen.

  • It is the exclusive food of the queen bee throughout her highly productive life, enabling her to lay up to 3,000 eggs per day during her six-year lifespan. Worker bees eating ordinary honey live only four to six weeks.

Bee Propolis

  • When we think of bees, honey and pollen are foremost in our thoughts. Yet another important substance, propolis, is a sticky resin collected by bees. Honeybees collect and metabolise the propolis, then line their hives with it to protect the hive.

  • Forever Bee Propolis is gathered from pollution-free regions. To further assure purity, specially designed bee propolis collectors are used.

As I’m sure you will agree, these busy bees truly are superheroes of the natural world, so make sure you join in the buzz surrounding National Honey Bee Awareness Day tomorrow, and take a few moments to really appreciate these wonderful creatures, from the workers to the queen.


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