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Our Bees

 Our_bees

 

 

OUR BELOVED BEES 

face_cream_honey_comb_bee_sunflowerWe call them our bees, when in reality they no more belong to us than they do to the entire planet. We are their caretakers and they need us far less than we need them. Tierra Mia Organics bees are making the honey and beeswax that is essential to our natural skin care products. Honey is highly potent. Raw honey has been used to heal wounds and burns for centuries. It's filled with skin-saving anti-oxidants. It's also great for the scalp and dandruff. The honey and beeswax added into our products is always raw, meaning it is unprocessed, never pasteurized. This ensures the amazing properties are packed into Tierra Mia Organics goods.

WHO LOVES OUR BEES

Well, we love our bees, but our bees are also loved by the local farmers who's land becomes the residence for our bees. All farmers like bees but especially natural farmers who practice organic farming because without bees much of pollination would not take place and many foods would not be able to grow

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Our hives are kept on pesticide-free organic farms. We want to help bees as much as we can and the health of the hive depends on the environment around them. While there is some debate about colony collapse, many accept that the use of harmful pesticides is the cause of the declining bee population.

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HOW WE SOURCE OUR BEES

We rescue bees! Tierra Mia Organics retrieves hives from where they are unwanted, to spaces were there are much needed and welcomed.  Bees don't ask if they can move into a place.  They simply descend upon it.  Sometimes the place they choose is someone else's home. People call us when a hive shows up at their house, place of business or on their property.  

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We carefully remove the hive and relocate it to a farm. From there, we care for, cultivate, and harvest the honey, never taking more honey than their community needs to thrive. We aren't in the business of bees.  We don't resell the honey and we only have a few hives at a time to sustain our needs.

 

WHAT IS BIODYNAMIC BEEKEEPING?

Not unlike organic farming, biodynamic beekeeping it is a practice of keeping bees in a standard that is more natural to their species. Some of these standards include:
No pesticides or antibiotics are allowed on or near the bees.
Bees are kept in natural materials, such as wood, straw, or clay.
systematic queen replacement and clipping of queens wings is prohibited. Providing a safe home and the least invasive practices is to us, the only way to treat the bee.

 


sylvia_beekeepingA very important part to biodynamic beekeeping, is never taking more from bees than the the hive can healthfully sustain. Taking honey from a hive means that the bees have to go collect more pollen to make more honey. Honey is their food. Honey bees stay in their hives during winter when there are no plants or flowers in bloom to pollinate.  If too much honey is removed from the hive, the bees won't be able to make up for it in time for winter and they won't have enough food for the winter months.   We only harvest honey in the spring, this way we know we are only taking the surplus at the beginning of their new pollinating season. We practice the least invasive techniques.  We do not wish to kill or harm the bees. At this time we do not sell honey for the public, but you can contact us about purchasing honey from our fellow friend beekeepers who do sell honey.  You can reach us by visiting the "contact us" in the footer. 

Watch our BEE ROLL to learn a bit more about bees.        

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close_up_honeybeeTHE MIGHTY HONEY BEE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Bees are essential to healthy ecosystems and to our food supply at large. Estimates suggest that bees alone pollinate a third of the United States’ food supply, but bees are in danger. For over a decade, bees have been dying off at an unprecedented rate.

The bee die-off threatens nearly 100 commercial crops. 

 Want to learn more about how you can help the honey bee?

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