For as long as bees have been building hives, people have been drawn to the taste of honey. Who can blame them? Honey offers a subtle sweetness that can satisfy any craving. Honey is the perfect flavor enhancer for consumers who want natural products but want them to taste like indulgent foods. Blue Diamond offers a full line of honey-flavored products from Snack Almonds and Nut Thins to Almond Breeze® Almondmilk.
Honey bees pollinate our almond trees and one-third of the world’s food supply. Almonds are the only crop that is 100% dependent on honey bees for the pollination of its crops and every spring more than a million colonies of honey bees are placed in California almond orchards to pollinate the crop.
Since 1976, Blue Diamond has helped fund research in more than 70 projects focused on the health of bees, pollination and colony health. This is the largest, most sustained investment of any agricultural organization. Through this effort Blue Diamond has partnered with beekeepers and research institutions to find new ways to support honey bee health by addressing issues of nutrition, stock improvement, pest and disease management and the impact of pesticides.
Blue Diamond remains committed to investing in bee health research and instituting industry-leading practices to ensure healthier bee colonies. Blue Diamond recently donated an additional $100,000 to Project Apis m., a non-profit 501 (c) (5) organization whose mission is to direct research that will enhance the health of honey bees while improving crop production.
Project Apis m. is committed to providing growers with healthier bees resulting in better pollination and increased crop yields. Blue Diamond believes in their mission of pursuing science-based solutions to honey bee challenges.
Beyond research, Blue Diamond is also taking the following steps to help honey bee health:
Please visit the Project Apis m. website for more information on the organization: www.projectapism.org