Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Continues Investment in Bee Health and Research at Cornell University

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The number one branded honey company extends partnership for third year with Cornell University

MCKINNEY, TEXAS – September 15, 2021 – 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, raw & unfiltered honey, today announces its investment in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University for the third year.   that is being undertaken by the department.

“We are honored to work alongside this team of 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 Nature Nate’s. “It’s crucial to continue investing in key educational programs and research that keep hives healthy and honey bee populations thriving, so we can find a solution to the bee population issues and sustain our ecosystems.”

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 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. 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 population and honey supply.

“At a time when honey bees are facing serious threats, it’s so important to have leaders like Nature Nate’s supporting pollinator research”, said Emma Walters, Senior Honey Bee Extension Associate, Cornell University. “We’re inspired by their commitment to helping the beekeeping industry. Nature Nate’s continued support allows us to investigate the issues contributing to colony declines and develop creative solutions to protect the sustainability of the beekeeping industry. Our work explores the role that parasites, pathogens, pesticides, and beekeeping practices play in bee declines, and we train beekeepers to successfully navigate these challenges.”

The partnership is part of the Nature 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. In addition, Nature Nate’s supports honey bee health programs at other leading universities across the U.S. 

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 Since 1972, Nature Nate’s 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. Nature 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. Nature 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 


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