Honey bee, honey bee, where did you go? Personally, I don’t like bees but they’re important. I like honey though. My children actually love honey. Biscuits and honey, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, honey in our smoothies, honey in our tea, honey won’t you come home to me…I just had to write that! Unfortunately, we might not have too much honey if these bees keep disappearing. The honeybees are responsible for pollinating one-third of all the foods we eat…wow! The little things that buzz around and scare me are very important in the circle of life and Haagen-Dazs is on a mission to help our yellow and black friends.

Haagen-Dazs has created a site to help everyone understand the importance of these little creators with a very interactive site. This morning over coffee the children and I took an interactive tour as though we were a bee buzzing through fields. My son learned about the impact bees have pears, raspberries, strawberries and more! It was a lot of fun for both of us! Then we learned that Haagen-Dazs uses natural ingredients and honey bees help to make 40% of those premium ingredients possible. I’d say that’s important reason to vote for Mr. Honey Bee!

So what is Haagen-Dazs doing about this and why should you care? It just so happens that there is a bee crisis and us giants just don’t realize it. I suppose you should care because you want raspberries, strawberries, pears, Haagen-Dazs ice-cream and honey! I know that’s why I care. There are lots of things we can do to support the cause to help the honey bees. If you’re a teacher Haagen-Dazs has a great lesson available to teach children about these flying creators. They provide ways to help and support bee keepers and when you buy a bee-dependent Haagen-Dazs flavor it helps support bee research. So bee cool and do something.

Just a few neat facts about honey bees that I didn’t know before researching them:

They dance! They’re flying and buzzing is a dance and if they buzz in one circular motion it communicates to the other honey bees. Very clever creators!

The honey bee is responsible for 15 billion in U.S. agriculture every year!

Bees fly 10-15 MPH

25% of the Western bee population has disappeared

Create a bee and tell others about how the honey bees need our help!

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