BEES HAVE A WELL GUARDED SECRET
Bumblebees, Honeybees, and their relatives are working tirelessly pollinating plants around the world. Fruits and seeds would not develop if it weren’t for these tiny insects. They are the ultimate essential worker.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEES
Bees gather flower nectar flying from flower to flower. While the bee is in the flower, the bee’s coat brushes off pollen from the flower and delivers it to the next flower, cross-pollinating it. The quality of pollen and flower nectar determines the health of the gut bacteria of the bee, as well as the quality of the honey. When the bee is healthy, everyone thrives.
One honeybee colony can comprise 30 000 - 50 000 bees. A single honeybee can make up to 40 flights and visit about 100 flowers per flight. A colony of 20 000 bees can pollinate over 20 million flowers a day.
INVISIBLE ESSENTIAL WORKER
Bees are the main pollinator of 70 out of 100 food plants. It is essential for our daily life that the bees do their job, not only to produce honey, but to allow plants to create fruits and seeds.
WITHOUT BEES, NO APPLES
As apple flowers are insect pollinated only, bees are absolutely essential for apples. For New Nordic the loss of bees would mean that many of our iconic supplements such as Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, Active Liver and Hair Gro could not be produced. The entire Hair Volume range has apple extract as a main ingredient. Apple extract contains many benefits for hair.
HOW TO HELP THE BEES
What we all can do to improve the lives of our essential friend, the bee, is to create insect friendly environments like meadows and grow flowers in our balconies and gardens. Another option is to support your local bee farmers and bee farming associations.
WORLD OF PLANTS WITH NEW NORDIC
We invite you to discover the wonderful world of plants with us and the ingredients we use in our products.
If you want to know more about the plants powering our beauty products, click here. You can also discover more about an ingredient on each products’ pages.