Make a difference at your wedding and support the plight of the honeybee. Colony Collapse Disorder is a worldwide problem caused mainly by a toxic cocktail of pesticides on crops that bees come into contact with. Using local organic honey for your wedding cake, favors and even drinks ensures that no pesticides have been used in the process.
There is also an abundance of imported fake honey which contains absolutely no pollen at all. Instead, this imitation brand contains illegal antibiotics and even lead. If you decide to have a bee themed wedding with honey favors, buy organic and support your local apiary!
1. Support local beekeepers by buying locally produced honey for your wedding foods or favors. You can give guests jars of Organic Raw Honey Favors or delicious Vanilla Honey and Fig Lollipops.
2. Plant a bee-friendly garden and purchase wildflower seeds to help the honeybees, native pollinators and the environment. If you’re a green thumb, consider growing honeybee friendly flowers to use at your wedding for your bouquets and floral centerpieces. You can also send all of your guests plantable wildflower wedding invitations that they can plant in their garden to entice the bees.
3. Join or contribute to a campaign designed to help honeybees such as Haagen-Dazs, Help The Honey Bees or The Foundation for the Preservation of the Honey Bees. Donate in each of your guest’s names in lieu of a favor and leave a note at each place setting at your reception to educate and inform them about the donation and how it will help future honeybee colonies.
4. Burn beeswax candles at your reception. Beeswax and soy candles are the healthiest options for the earth. Other candles burn off carcinogens and other toxins into the air.
5. If you are very passionate about this cause, you may have already considered becoming a backyard beekeeper yourself. The more beekeepers there are, the more bees there are. This is not limited to country dwellers or suburbanites; even city folk are becoming small time backyard beekeepers!