Thanks to everyone that ate Sweetree honey this year, you stopped 10,000 plastic pottles going into the landfill this year alone by eating your honey out of glass jars instead of plastic ones! Your old glass jars are now being re-used or recycled which is fantastic!
But believe it not you have done more than that! Did you know that most beekeepers have plastic hiveware, such as plastic honey frames, in their hives?? What happens to this hiveware at the end of it's life? It goes in the landfill! Let alone what plastic residue is going into the honey and beeswax (it's gets pretty hot in a beehive on a hot summers day)!
Sweetree made a decision right from the start to avoid plastic for our honey, not just the end product but all the way through the process. It's so important for our customers health, the bees health and the health of our planet!
The plastic frames are so popular with beekeepers now many of the major suppliers don't even promote or sell the wooden frames any more. It does cost us a lot more to have the old fashioned wooden frames but it's worth it!
It does concern me that there are millions of plastic frames out there that will end up in the landfill so when talking to beekeepers try and get them to go back to the good old wooden frames! We all need to start caring about this issue!
Thanks for supporting us and our planet!