We believe in the Honeybees and support the bio-diversity of our almond suppliers as well as the Xerces Society.
As beautifully depicted by the Almond Board of California: "Almonds depend on bees and bees depend on almonds. In fact, the link between bees and almonds is so important that the relationships between almond growers and their beekeepers often go back years or even generations.
Between February and March each year, almond tree buds burst into beautiful light pink and white blooms in preparation for pollination. As the trees blossom, honey bees forage for pollen and nectar in the orchard. When the bees move from tree to tree, they pollinate almond blossoms along the way. Each fertilized flower will grow into an almond. After almonds, beekeepers bring their honey bees to different locations across the United States, pollinating over 90 other crops and making honey."*
The Xerces Society works to protect our pollinators, and thus our almond crops. Barney Butter works hard to reciprocate that relationship and continue to bring you sustainable, responsibly produced, and utterly delicious almond butter.
*For more information on the relationship between pollinators, almond fields, and issues surrounding bee colonies, please take a moment to browse the articles below:
"A Mutually Beneficial Relationship." The Almond Board of California
"California's Almond Farmers Depend on Beekeepers - and Billions of Bees." PRI, 3/20/2016
"Pollinator Conservation - Agriculture." The Xerces Society