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Tropical Traders Specialty Foods is a family-based business that produces raw, certified-organic honey under two brands: Royal Hawaiian Honey and Bee Well Honey. The business was founded more than 10 years ago, spans three generations and values sustainability as one of its core beliefs. The U.S. honeybee population (pollinating bees in particular) is declining for a number of reasons, including exposure to pesticides, disease and climate change. However, Topical Traders Specialty Foods practices organic beekeeping to protect and preserve its honeybee colony and to provide high-quality products to consumers.
Rebeca Krones, the company’s co-owner, explains how “none of the bees that produce the honey we sell are used for pollination. While we all know honeybees are the most efficient pollinators, and crucial to the production of much of the food we consume, bees that are used for pollinating are at a much higher risk for disease than those which are not.”
With principles such as using recyclable packaging materials, educating customers about sustainability and producing less waste, Tropical Traders Specialty Foods is a leader and supporter when it comes to green efforts. And now more than ever, consumers across the country are becoming more aware of food product labels, certifications and ingredients.
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