Honeybees.... the key to our food supply
Did you know that 1/3 of the global food supply relies on pollinators to some degree? or that over 90 crops are pollinated by commercial honeybees every year?
It's true, many of our favorite foods that we eat everyday, like almonds, rely on honeybees for production. These amazing creatures play a pivotal role in our ecosystem and global food supply.
Here at Treehouse, we have made the environmentally conscious decision to take a vested interest in our precious pollinators. In fact, our grower owners have started an apiary program (United Honey Bee) and now much of the almond trees, which supply Treehouse with almonds, are pollinated by honeybees cared and nurtured by our grower partners.
As a certified Bee-Friendly Farm and a member of the Pollinator Partnership, Treehouse is committed to raising bee-health awareness and protecting our pollinators through sustainable agricultural practices.
For more information, on how you can join Treehouse Almonds in helping to raise honeybee-health awareness, protect our ecosystem and help future generations of pollinators... please go to www.pollinator.org
Quick Bee Facts
- 1/3 of global food production relies on pollinators
- Over 90 different crops are pollinated by commercial honeybees
- Bees cross-pollinate almonds by moving pollen between varieties (2 flowers for 1 almond)
- Almond bloom pollen is very nutritious for honey bees
- Honey bee hives grow stronger from the almond bloom and often times populations increase during the almond bloom.