Welcome to Bee Educated
“At Bee Educated, it is our mission to Keep Texas Buzzing by spreading the word on the importance of not just saving our honey bees but also on the vital role they play in our eco-system. Please call or visit our retail store in Victoria, Texas, and pick up some of our Keep Texas Buzzing beauty products, clothing, and other great accessories so you, too, can Keep Texas Buzzing!”
Bee Educated is a non-profit organization created to help educate the public about the dangers facing the Texas bee population. In 2006, honey bee producers started reporting increased winter losses of bee colonies. A variety of issues face both the honey bee and wild bees and colony collapse is the most present danger. While the exact reason for increase colony collapse is still unknown, there are three possible causes that scientists site as potential threats. Honey bees are vulnerable to pests, pathogens, poor nutrition and pesticides.
Focused on the Refugio,Texas and surrounding counties, Bee Educated strives to create a healthier bee population through educational events, resources and providing opportunities for the public to get involved with bee production. By working together to build bee populations and preserve habitat, we can help the current bee population while learning more about the threats that face a species we all depend on.
Honey bee numbers are decreasing due to colony collapse disorder. As ⅓ of global food production relies on pollination, it’s vital to restore our honey bee population.
In promoting public awareness of the need to save and protect honey bees we use retail store services featuring organic bee products. Shop now for organic honey, organic lip balm, organic lotion, organic soap, clothing made from organic materials, stickers, and accessories.
Benefits of Honey
Raw honey contains many beneficial minerals and vitamins. It also has antibacterial properties and antioxidant benefits. Many claim allergy relief by using local honey that contains pollen.
Did You Know?
Bee Numbers are Down
According to data from the USDA, U.S. overwintering losses honey bees from 2007 to 2011 ranged from approximately 28-33%, compared to a historical rate of 10-15%.
Did You Know?
The Number of Beekeepers is Down Too
The number of beekeepers has decreased by 50% over the last 25 years and there is there are ⅓ less beehives.