Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Continues Investment in Bee Health and Research at Cornell University
The number-one branded honey company extends partnership for fourth year with the Ivy League school
MCKINNEY, TEXAS – September 13, 2022 – In honor of National Honey Month, Nature Nate’s Honey Co., the number-one branded honey company in the U.S. and producer of 100% pure honey, has invested in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University for the fourth year. As with previous donations, Nate’s investment will go toward honey bee health research undertaken by the department.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with the incredible researchers at the Entomology Department at Cornell University to make a positive impact on the future of bee health,” said Nathan Sheets, President and CEO of Nate’s. “Earlier this year, the research team published a report that highlights industry trends and identifies evidence-based best management practices for maintaining healthy colonies. It’s critical we continue to invest in the research needed to keep healthy honey bee populations thriving.”
The Department of Entomology, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell, has many programs that support the research of honey bee health within its Pollinator Network. The Pollinator Network is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, extension personnel and students collectively working to understand wild and managed pollinators around the world. The Pollinator Network is a leader in bee research and prioritizes working closely with U.S. beekeepers to address real-world problems, including the impact of pesticides on honey bee populations and honey supply.
“Having industry leaders like Nature Nate’s invest in honey bee health research is so important. It allows us to address the most pressing issues facing the beekeeping industry, including how to limit disease and harmful pesticide exposures,” said Dr. Scott McArt, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. “Last year, partially due to support from Nature Nate’s, we opened our multi-residue pesticide lab to the public so we can accept samples from any beekeeper in North America. We’re thrilled to provide this much-needed new service to beekeepers as we continue to conduct research and train beekeepers to successfully navigate the myriad challenges of beekeeping.”
The partnership is part of Nate’s Long Live the Bees corporate responsibility initiative to support honey bee health, educate future generations and advocate for responsible and sustainable beekeeping practices. Nate’s also supports honey bee health programs at other leading universities across the U.S.
To learn more about Nate’s Long Live the Bees initiative, please visit https://www.naturenates.com/long-live-the-bees.
About Nature Nate’s Honey Co.
Since 1972, Nature Nate’s Honey Co. has been dedicated to offering honey as nature intended – 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered. Arriving in its most natural form, this honey is closest to its original provision from the hive. Nate’s adheres to strict quality-control standards, sourcing honey from trusted beekeepers and minimally processing it to ensure the honey retains all its natural benefits. Nate’s promises an undivided commitment to providing the highest quality product to you and your family’s dining table – a farmer’s market quality honey, available year-round. For more information, visit www.naturenates.com.