Imagine a world without guacamole. Or blueberry pie. Or lemonade. Or French fries. Imagine (if you dare) a world without coffee. Not a pretty picture. But it's what the world would be like without bees and other pollinators.
A third of what we eat is made possible by bees. Oranges, chocolate, artichokes, apples, carrots, tomatoes, cashews, garlic, and cherries are just a few foods that rely upon pollination to grow and reproduce. Plants need bees, bees need plants, we need bees—and now, with their numbers dwindling, the bees need us.
As part of our Wild for Bees initiative, Burt's Bees is introducing Wild Recipes: a gastronomical celebration of our industrious, indispensible insect friends, without which our favorite meals would simply not be possible.
No one knows food better than chefs. And no one knows bees better than beekeepers. So who better to represent Wild Recipes than beekeeping chefs? That's why we collaborated with the InterContinental® Hotels of New York City and Boston, whose rooftop apiaries inspired our partner chefs to create delicious, bee-friendly recipes for Pollinator Week and every week thereafter.
Celebrate bees and the abundance they bring with a picnic or a potluck in their honor. Eating good food is easy, but not without bees.