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Cocoon Comb - The Story Behind the Plastic

Cocoon Comb - The Story Behind the Plastic

Photo: Brown Cocoon Combs nestled in 100% post-consumer plastic pellets from Legacy Plastic, made from end-of-life fishing gear. At Crown Bees, we prioritize sustainability and are working hard to implement changes to reduce our environmental impact. One of our goals for 2022 has been to transition away from single-use plastic and virgin plastic in our packaging and product materials. Notice we didn't say ALL plastic. That's because we recognize that while plastic pollution is a huge problem, plastic itself is a very durable and versatile material and is likely here to stay. Instead of swearing off plastic entirely, we believe...

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A Year in Review — 2021 Highlights

A Year in Review — 2021 Highlights

As winter settles in with the bees nestled safely in their nesting materials, we wanted to take this time to fill you in on our top 5 highlights from 2021! 1. Another Successful Bee Buy Back Season A big THANK YOU to all of our Bee Farmers, Bee Buy Back Participants, and Harvesting Volunteers this season! We've harvested, inspected for pests and disease, and cleaned over 300,000 mason bee cocoons from all across the country. That's enough to pollinate over 16,000 gardens in 2022! The bees are now overwintering in our temperature-controlled coolers, patiently awaiting spring. Thanks to you, we can continue to provide healthy,...

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