Welcome to Thriving in a Changing World!
We’ve been busy as bees in honey gathering season this week! We are in the process of launching our new brand, expanding our offerings, and opening our new website for our customers, readers, fellow retailers, and their friends. If you’ve missed our social media posts this week, we didn’t want you to miss out on the important information we shared. After all we want you to join us and become one of those who are thriving in a changing world! We want you to be able to learn to dance in the rain!
How Do You Survive in this Crazy World?
Over the past few years, as team members travel, we listen to our customers, fellow marketers, retailers, and people we run into. This is what we hear. People are feeling unsettled, if not downright afraid, for their future. With the amount and speed of global change and the sometimes violent chaos, traditional structures are crumbling. Almost no one trusts political, cultural, social, and religious leaders to have strategies that will ease, comfort, and sustain people during this time of transition. FIND OUT how you can join Bee Wild and thrive during this time of steep change in the world.
Voting with Your Dollars for Sustainability
We know our audience cares about the future — the future of their family, the future of their community, the future of the planet. We see you read the posts we make about holistic wellness, green practices, environmental activism, and sustainability for the bees and real food. So, we know you care and want to help. We decided to make this easy for you and demonstrate ways you can help that take little time and energy, because someone else is working with you. Let me explain.
From now on, we are donating 1% of every purchase you make to One Percent for the Planet. This is an organization that believes businesses can be active and make a difference in the environmental and sustainability movements. They accumulate all of the 1%s donated by member businesses and award grants and give gifts to those organizations who are helping the environment and creating more sustainability. So, every time you purchase any of our products, you are supporting the environmental and sustainability causes. READ One Percent for the Planet’s press release welcoming Bee Wild.
What’s Next for the Bee Wild Community?
QueenBee had a conversation this weekend about real food in the Atlanta area with Brad Coolidge, one of the Pitmasters of Piedmont BBQ Co. They both agreed that the bulk of the real food restaurants in the area mainly were in town and were priced above what most every day families could afford to spend on a regular basis. Brad talked about how challenging it is for the lower to mid price range real food producers to break into the field and sustain brick and mortar. QueenBee remarked that even though there are many organic farms on the west side of the city, there was a huge lack of affordable farm-to-table eating places there.
What else can you do when you are busy? With many families having two parents working all day, is participating in a CSA from a local organic farm and then cooking your own food realistic? Moms and Dads do the best they can, but after a long day at work, most find it easier to do take out, heat already-prepared processed and frozen foods, or go the fast food route. Let’s face it – the amount of absorbable nutrition in this food may be small or non-existent. It’s no wonder that many kids have weight issues, that they may be functionally starved for real vitamins and minerals.
With these challenges in mind, when Bee Wild’s Sourwood Honey became a finalist in the Good Food Awards, we decided to make the investment in our community and attend the events in San Francisco so that we could meet real food experts, producers, marketers, and foodies from all over the world, who have already solved some of the issues we experience in the Atlanta community. We want to bring back what we’ve learned and at least share this information with our audience. You know – those islands of sustainability we talk about – are really created one person at a time.
Over the next few weeks, we will share our review of Piedmont BBQ Co. and our experience at the Good Food Awards in San Francisco. In the meantime, if you know any real foodies in the San Francisco/Northern California area, please have them get in touch with John at 855-503-6489. We’d love for them to visit us that the Good Food Awards Market in San Francisco at Fort Mason near Fisherman’s Wharf.