Bees & Sustainability

Bees

These cute and fuzzy little insects contribute to our lives more than one would think!

Unfortunately, though, their population is declining.

Did you know that if bees don’t exist, neither does coffee, chocolate, watermelon, avocados and countless other foods? The pollination from honey bees in the United States contributes to over 150 crops and results in $20 billion worth of crops each year.

It’s time to jump in and Save the Bees!

Please visit the Honeybee Teacher for more information on how to save the bees.

What We Do

With a passion for art, brewing and bees, company founder, Holly Lyman is dedicated to a sustainable vision for the company by supporting organic farmers and  partnering with local beekeeping organizations who focus on bee conservation. It is part of Wild Tonic’s mission to assist in dedicated efforts to strengthen the bee populations through identifying and encouraging the Wild characteristics in bees to help them adapt and thrive in an industrialized world where issues of over-domestication and colony collapse are threats.

Also, Wild Tonic’s stunning cobalt blue bottles are symbolic of the bees favorite color when pollinating flowers!

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What You Can Do

1. Plant a bee-friendly garden

The following plants are just a few of the bee-friendly plants that you can add to your garden:

  • Lavender
  • Heather
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Calendula

2. Eliminate the use of pesticides

When bees feed on pollen and nectar that has been contaminated by pesticides, there is a chance of death, in addition to less foraging activity and a lower possibility of producing offspring. Eliminating the use of toxic pesticides will help the bees to flourish.

Here are a few natural pesticides that are not toxic to bees:

  • Garlic
  • Kaolin Clay
  • Corn Gluten
  • Diluted Neem Oil

If you are unable to completely eliminate the use of pesticides, remember to always spray pesticides in the evening when bees are less active.  Avoid spraying during wet conditions as the dew can contain lingering toxins.

3. Buy Local

By purchasing from local organic farms, you are helping to support the bees and beekeepers in your area.

Sustainability

These are the practices that the Company observes and follows to minimize its impact on the environment and to honor the earth:

State of the Art Facility

Our efficient and streamlined production facility monitors and maximizes energy usage.

Recycling Centers

We compost our teas, herbs, flowers and fruit. Cardboard, paper products, cans, metal and plastic are recycled. Systems are used to reduce water consumption. Our Wild Tonic signature blue bottles are reusable and recyclable. All sample cups used for demos and events are compostable.

Earth Friendly Sanitation Products

We use biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products.