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World Bee Day 2024: Benefits of Beeswax.

Why a World Bee Day and what about beeswax?

I'm a wee bit late posting this, but who says we can't celebrate bees all year round?


World Bee Day, observed annually on May 20, celebrates the essential role that bees and other pollinators play in maintaining our ecosystems and food security. It’s a day to raise awareness about the challenges these tiny creatures face and promote actions that protect and enhance their habitats.



A bee feeding from a flower
It's a bee!

The Buzz About Bees

  1. Pollination Powerhouses: Bees are more than just honey producers. They’re vital pollinators responsible for fertilizing flowers, fruits, and vegetables. In fact, one-third of our global food supply depends on bee pollination.

  2. Biodiversity Boosters: Bees contribute to plant diversity, which, in turn, supports other ecosystem services like air and water purification, soil health, and climate regulation.

  3. Youth as Stewards: World Bee Day 2024 focuses on the theme “Bee Engaged with Youth.” Engaging young people in beekeeping and pollinator conservation efforts ensures a sustainable future. By educating and involving them, we empower a new generation of environmental leaders.


A bee feeding from a calendula flower
Calendula flower and a bee

How Can You Bee Engaged?

  1. Plant Bee-Friendly Flowers: Transform your garden or balcony into a bee haven. Choose native plants and flowers that provide nectar and pollen. Some favorites include lavender, sunflowers, and borage.

  2. Avoid Pesticides: Reduce or eliminate pesticide use. Opt for natural alternatives to protect your plants without harming bees.

  3. Create Bee Habitats: Set up bee-friendly spaces by leaving wild areas in your garden. Bee hotels, nesting boxes, and undisturbed soil patches provide shelter for solitary bees.

  4. Support Local Beekeepers: Purchase honey and beeswax products from local beekeepers. At www.naturalcommonscents.com, you’ll find our products contain organic beeswax straight from the hives at https://earthboundhoney.com/.



Bee keeper taking honey from the hive
Look at that honey in there!!

Bee-Waxing Poetic

Beeswax, a natural substance produced by worker bees, has remarkable properties. Here’s why it’s a star ingredient in many balms:

  • Moisture Lock: Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dryness.

  • Anti-Inflammatory: It soothes irritated skin and promotes healing.

  • Emollient: Beeswax softens and nourishes the skin, making it a perfect addition to lip balms and hand creams.

So, when you use balms containing organic beeswax, you’re not only pampering your skin but also supporting these incredible pollinators.


Buzzing Towards a Better Future

Bees are our allies in maintaining a healthy planet. By taking small steps, we can protect these incredible insects and ensure a thriving ecosystem for generations to come. So, let’s celebrate World Bee Day by being bee engaged and spreading the buzz about their importance!


Remember, you don’t have to be a beekeeper to make a difference. Every action counts! 🌼🐝



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