Cornell University

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Nature Nate’s Supports Honey Bee Health Research at Cornell University

Nature Nate himself often likes to joke that he wouldn’t be where he is today without his millions of hard working employees, the bees. But in all reality, it’s completely true. Without our favorite hard-working pollinators, we wouldn’t have our delicious honey blend that we love. So just like we care for and invest in our human employees, we try to support the welfare of our busy worker bees. This is why we’re proud to support the Entomology Department at Cornell University and their research that will directly impact bee health and the evolution of bees and beekeepers across the U.S. for many years to come.

The Department of Entomology at Cornell University has many programs that support the research of honey bee health, such as improving honey bee genetics or the effects of parasites and pathogens on bee health, under its Pollinator Network. The Pollinator Network is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, extension personnel and students that collectively work to understand wild and managed pollinators across the world.

“We are so excited to see honey companies passionate about bee research and dedicated to maintaining a sustainable beekeeping industry,” says Emma Mullen, Honey Bee Extension Associate at Cornell University. “This generous support from Nate’s Honey Co. will allow us to investigate the issues contributing to colony declines and develop creative solutions to protect honey bees.”

This is only a small part in the huge effort of ensuring the health and well-being of our beloved bees and beekeepers, which is why we also support other apiary programs at leading universities, including University of Georgia, University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University.

“To us, education is the key to finding a solution to the bee population issues and ensuring the health of bee colonies across the world, and we are proud to support the groundbreaking research that these prestigious universities have undertaken.” – Nathan Sheets

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