Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Continues Partnership with University of Texas at Dallas to Support Bee Health
The number-one branded honey company extends long-standing partnership with UT Dallas during National Honey Month
MCKINNEY, TEXAS – September 20, 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 extended its partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas to support bee health, sustainability and the protection of pollinators. In a years-long partnership, Nate’s and UT Dallas have encouraged a commitment to stewarding land and resources sustainably to contribute to the conservation and protection of pollinators.
“At Nate’s, we are deeply proud of our partnership with UT Dallas and their hands-on approach to teach students and communities about the benefits of sustainable and responsible beekeeping practices,” said Nathan Sheets, President and CEO of Nate’s. “We are proud to invest in UT Dallas’ ongoing research and projects to support our shared vision – to protect and take care of honey bees and their hives.”
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.
UT Dallas’ sustainability efforts are among the best in the country for universities, investing in higher education that goes beyond the classroom and land that serves to protect the native habitat.
Eight acres on campus is a no-mow zone that encourages the growth of native prairie grasses and plants. As a Bee Campus, they have planted pollinator-friendly species. The flora provides breeding grounds and food sources for native pollinators, supporting their crucial role in maintaining flowering and food-producing plants. Around campus, the honey bees gather nectar from plants such as Indian blanket, Queen Anne’s lace, canola, horse mint, aster and goldenrod. UT Dallas also hosts annual awareness events, sponsors service projects, offers pollinator-based curriculum, and has developed a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan.
“If you can protect one species of insect, it will have a benefit for others,” said Dr. Scott Rippel, Professor of Instruction, Biology Department, UT Dallas. “It becomes a synergistic effect. We have planted butterfly bushes on campus that are just covered with Monarchs as they migrate. But those bushes are also a source of nectar for honey bees. It comes down to habitat. If you have the right habitat, build it and they will come.”
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.