Honey bees create honey and beeswax, two naturally sourced substances that have helped humankind for thousands of years. Honey is a natural salve in cuts and abrasions, a healthy sweetener, and strengthens resistance to local pollen allergies. Beeswax also has a multitude of uses from lip balm, to candles, in wood & metal working, sealant, food prep, just to mention some. In today's context, honey bees pollinate about 1/3rd of what we eat, and an estimated 80% of the world's crops depend on the honey bee to survive. Without the honey bee, our way of life on a global scale, would be fundamentally altered in ways we cannot yet fully fathom.