No silly, not a baby.
Not a puppy either. (Are you insane?! I am 43 with a two year old. I’m pretty sure I’ve got all I can handle right now.)
What I did adopt is a Beehive through The Beehive Adoption program!
The Beehive Adoption program is designed to protect pesticide-threatened hives, bees and honey for future generations.
You guys might have heard of a little company called Monsanto and a product called Roundup.
A 2014 study in The Journal of Experimental Biology has concluded that Roundup is causing bees to starve to death. When bees come into contact with glyphosate, a main ingredient in roundup, they lose the ability to forage correctly and are unable to eat. The bees also experienced memory loss which is believed to contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder, a situation where bees are unable to find their hives and end up dying.
This program is a great way to get connected with nature and is also a great project for our homeschooling. (And would also be great for school classrooms.) Plus, anything that helps protect us from pestisides is good in my book.
With the Adoption Program You Get:
- A Personalized Welcome Kit with a Certificate of Adoption, Pictures & GPS Locations
- 12 ounce liquid squeeze bear and a 20 ounce creamed honey container (Seriously some of the best honey I’ve ever had – and I am incredibly picky when it comes to honey!)
- 10% off all online orders from www.coxhoney.com
- 10% Donation to The American Bee Federation
- A honey reward for being involved sent in February, May, August and November.
The boys and I have been having so much fun in the kitchen with our honey! I’ve made everything from salad and slaw dressings to honey chicken. Today we made a sorbet that has just four ingredients and is sweetened with honey.
Disclosure: I received a free platinum adoption membership but was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.