Applaud Initiative to Save Honeybees


Target: Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey

Goal: Encourage the education and protection of the world’s honeybees

Earth month is a time for celebrating all that the earth has to offer, as well as protecting all that is vulnerable. Honeybees have faced many hardships throughout the years and are now in a dire situation. With colony collapse disorder (CCD) plaguing millions of bee colonies, we must work together to discover what is causing bee disappearance and work to combat it. This type of undertaking is much easier with a corporation involved. Whole Foods Market has started a honeybee-saving initiative for earth month and is causing a buzz in communities where it exists.

Whole Foods Market has combined marketing and the artwork of its team members to bring awareness to CCD and save the remaining bee colonies. The corporation empowers and educates its customers about bee disappearances through employee-made art installments that contain literature with valuable information about the challenge bees face, and what they can do to help.

CCD is a serious problem; without honeybees the world will face a significant loss in pollinated goods, such as most of the fruits and vegetables we currently enjoy. While much more needs to be learned about the bee disappearance, scientists have strong theories in support of a link to synthetic pesticides. One thing is for sure: consumers need to be aware of this situation and need to be empowered to help.

Whole Foods Market has done an outstanding job of educating and motivating customers to help honeybees. Simple changes like planting honeybee friendly plants in yards and staying away from synthetic pesticides makes a huge difference. Applaud Whole Foods Market for leading education efforts on this issue.


Dear John Mackey,

I am writing to commend Whole Foods Market’s goal of educating the public about Colony Collapse Disorder. Honeybees are an extremely important part of our existence; without them we have little chance of resuming life as it is now. Serious declines in pollinated foods will plague the nation and synthetic pollination will take over. Losing the honeybees is a risk that cannot be taken.

Thank you for understanding the serious problem that is CCD. Because of Whole Foods Market’s initiative to help people understand the severity of the problem we are one step closer to keeping the honeybees around for many more generations. I encourage you to empower your stores to extend the honeybee awareness past earth month.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: John Severns via Wikimedia

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  1. Stan Benton says:

    I wasn’t aware that Whole Foods was doing education on this subject, but that is great. I thought that everybody has known about this for several years, as it’s in the news all the time, but everything that Whole Foods is doing helps. Now if the government just had the guts to go against their poisoner owners. (Not just for bees either, but for butterflies, lady bugs, salamanders, and many other species, as well as just saving the land from total destruction.)

  2. Nancy O'Neal says:

    Kudos, Whole Foods

  3. Thank you & God bless you for! ♥

  4. Lynn Arthur says:

    Whole Foods must make every effort to support their consumers by promoting legitimate whole living. I hope to witness more from this corporation’s loyalty to the planet, instead of the bottom line.

  5. KatWrangler says:

    LOVE Whole Foods! Now love them even more, if possible 🙂

    There’s a saying : As the bees go, so do we.

    And butterflies, and moths, and bats – all the forgotten pollinators.

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