Five percent for the bees

Five percent for the bees

62% more cotton produced when bees pollinate crops.*

Bees increase the cotton yield per plant and improve the cotton’s quality.

All feats that make the bees some of our most valuable, and the most overlooked partners. We want to change that. Our partners have the right to a healthy work environment, despite their species.

Seven bee species are endangered.

90% of all cotton production on Earth** requires heavy use of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides, which have various impacts on bees, one of them, death. The use of pesticides et al. have already added seven species to the endangered species list with no signs of a slowdown.

Pesticides, like Asbestos, causes harm to us all, and it is time we take action. No one should be in a situation where they risk their lives to provide for others.

We need to make a change, and it’s up to all of us to help. 5% for the bees is our commitment to do our best for the survival of one of Earth’s hardest working species. We donate 5% of our profits to help causes that improve the working conditions of the bees.

Our mission is to remove the use of pesticides entirely.

We need to farm smarter and use our home’s natural resources to mitigate the potential loss of crops by eliminating the use of pesticides.

The equation might be complicated, but we have to solve it without the use of chemicals. It is better for us, our descendants and all the species we share the Earth with. Hard and loyal workers deserve a great place to work; let’s help make that accurate for those without a voice as well.

See our bee friendly towels or visit some of the networks that also take a stand for bees:

These are just some ways that you can help the bees. If you are looking for more see our post on easy ways to save the bees.

 

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* Bee pollination increases yield quantity and quality of cash crops in Burkina Faso, West Africa - Nature.com
**OTA.com