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Protect Pollinators! Celebrating Pollinator Week 2020

Protect Pollinators! Celebrating Pollinator Week 2020

Protect Pollinators! Celebrating Pollinator Week 2020

It’s pollinator week and we want to share ways to protect the pollinators and show gratitude while taking some time to honor their role on this planet. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, bats, birds and other insects. Bees are one of the most important pollinators to our food system as they are responsible for pollinating about one third of the world’s food supply!

Unfortunately the pollinator and specifically the bee population is in danger with bee populations in the US declining rapidly. Reports of 30% colony loss each winter as of 2016 is an alarming decline in the bee population.

As a society we need to commit to big lifestyle and industry changes in order to preserve pollinators and our planet. 

How is Moon Mother Hemp doing our part to save pollinators and reduce colony loss?

Moon Mother Hemp Company is committed to the health of our planet and all of its creatures. Some steps that we are taking to protect the pollinators include growing strictly USDA certified organic hemp and never exposing our plants or bee friends to any pesticides.

We also use strictly certified organic ingredients so that our impact on the planet is one of protection and positivity.

We utilize flowering cover crops in our crop rotation in order to benefit pollinators, reduce soil erosion and replenish the soil versus depleting like mono cropping.

Another way we support the population is by using pollinator friendly companion plants such as alyssum, fennel and dill in order to attract beneficial insects. 

 

 

4 Simple Actions You Can Start Taking Today to Help Save the Bees and Other Pollinators

 

1. Don’t kill bees! This is the easiest action step you can take. Walk away from a bee if it is making you nervous rather than killing it. You can also model bee friendly behavior by educating children and community members about the importance of bees and encouraging others to not kill bees. 

2. Avoid insecticides and herbicides on your lawn. Bees need flowering “weeds” for food and some of those weeds are literally the bee’s first food each spring. The colonized “perfect lawn” is literally killing our planet, the pollinator population and is toxic for us humans as well! So, let those dandelions grow and if you must use an insecticide be sure that it is bee friendly.

3. Consume bee friendly products. Certified organic foods and products are produced without the use of pesticides. The more certified organic food we consume, the fewer bees will be exposed to harmful chemicals. We can work as a population to shift the high demand for conventional food toward organics by voting with our dollars. The cotton industry is EXTREMELY pesticide heavy industry. It consumes 16% of al pesticide and 6.8% of all herbicides used worldwide but only makes up 2.5% of the world’s agriculture land. Making the shift from conventional cotton to certified organic cotton is key in saving our world’s pollinators.

4. Create a pollinator garden or habitat. Whether you have a small balcony or a large yard, you can create a bee and pollinator friendly habitat that provides food. Some plants to include either in ground or in pots include: crocus, sweet alyssum, sunflowers, coneflower, geraniums, poppies, bee balm and butterfly weed! Happy planting!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Manuka Honey in the Nourish Mask cruelty-free?

A: Yes! All Moon Mother products are cruelty-free, as we are Leaping Bunny Certified.

Our honey is sourced through Manuka Honey USA which is lab tested and shares this statement on their site:

“Additionally, our company, Manuka Honey USA LLC, only deals with reputable beekeepers in New Zealand, that are part of the Official UMF Honey Association. Both the beekeepers and our company, pay a hefty price each year to be part of the Official UMF Honey Association, in order to ensure quality control, unannounced inspections, and most important letting consumers know, that they can trust our beekeepers and us, importing only the highest, lab tested manuka honey, available from New Zealand, making it available here in the US.”

Q: Where is the beeswax used for your topicals sourced from?

A: We have found a reliable source of Certified Organic Beeswax through Jedwards International, Inc.

When you support Moon Mother Hemp products you can be sure you are supporting pollinator populations. We encourage you to take the actions we’ve listed and share your own tips with the community.

Harvesting Gratitude

Here at Moon Mother Hemp, our most important lessons in gratitude come from the farm—when to sow our seeds, what companion planting

Sustainable Practices

Quality Organic Hemp

Quality Organic Hemp

Grown by our team on our family-owned, USDA-certified farm in Boulder, CO. We ensure the quality of our organic hemp by overseeing each stage of the production, from seedlings to sale.

Full Spectrum Hemp Extract

Full Spectrum Hemp Extract

We make our full spectrum hemp oil with CO2-extracted full spectrum hemp containing over 80 naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes and phytonutrients.

Herbalist Formulated

Herbalist Formulated

Grown by our team on our family-owned, USDA-certified farm in Boulder, CO. We ensure the quality of our organic hemp by overseeing each stage of the production, from seedlings to sale.

No Extras or Fillers

No Extras or Fillers

All of our products are made with only natural ingredients. We don’t add any extras or fillers. All of our products are gluten-free, corn-free and soy-free.

Animal-Friendly

Animal Friendly

As a certified Leaping Bunny company, we’ve made a commitment to not test our products on any furry animals.

Strictly Organic Products

Strictly Organic Products

We use only USDA Certified Organic ingredients that are responsibly sourced and fair trade wherever possible.

Environmentally Sustainable Farming Practices

Environmentally Sustainable Farming Practices

We’re committed to sustainable, eco-conscious farming practices that support the land and soil, including biodynamic practices.

1% for the Planet Member

1% for the Planet Member

Our partnership with 1% For The Planet aligns our company with other like-minded individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses pledging to protect our world.

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

We are proud to be one of the few women-owned CBD companies. Our founder is a certified clinical herbalist who is dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing.

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