Natural Light Candle Company,
QUEEN BEES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
The following extract is courtesy of Natural Light Candle Company (http://naturallightcandleco.com/category/save-the-bees/
Queen Bees for Sustainability is a new CSR initiative of Natural Light Candle Company. Ratu Lestari Alami is our Indonesian community name. Our headquarters are on the island of Bali.
Our Queen Bee mission at Natural Light Candle Company is to support sustainable beekeeping within Indonesia with a global view of world-wide honey bee decline and possible global food shortages. We collect data, conduct research, and offer support and assistance to beekeepers, honey collectors, and farmers living in bee populated areas across the archipelago.
Our goal is to help farmers in Indonesia, so that they can continue and grow their beekeeping activities in a sustainable and economical way that directly benefits their families, the farming community, and the honey and wax industry, as well as, having a positive impact on Indonesia’s natural environment and food resources.
We believe that long term sustainable and positive impact can only come from respect to nature and to local stakeholders with real and tangible economic and social benefits to all those involved.
We are currently working in Indonesia with initial focus on honey producing areas such as Kalimantan, Sumatra, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor, and Bali.
While conducting this work we are open to sharing and working with local independent farmers, agricultural and environmental organisations, field experts, academia, national and international stakeholders as well as beekeeping and environmental enthusiasts.
CALLING ALL BEE LOVERS
To support this amazing work by Natural Light Candle Company, Little Trove will donate 2% of all sales of Natural Light Candles to the Queen Bee Initiative. We hope you will support this too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
Ramona visited their production facility to see the workers and working conditions. Workers were happily making the candles in their open air “factory”. The Balinese weather is great that the facility is light and breezy. Some 90 workers are employed on site, split into 3 shifts. Candlemaking is a round the clock business!