Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food that we eat. They are so necessary for our survival, but year over year there is major bee die off. Colony Collapse Disorder is the term given to this die off and that stems from pesticides, malnutrition, mites, big ag and more.
The American Honey market is currently flooded with imported honey from China, India and Brazil, which is not only often a lower quality honey (heated, treated, blended), but also artificially lowers the price of the honey market in the US. This puts a huge strain on American apiaries that are trying to sustain the heritage of raw, single floral honey production. To sustain their business and their livelihood American beekeepers are forced to rent out their hives to mono-crop producers (like almond farms) to keep their business going.