ONSTED, Mich., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural American Foods, a leading processor of honey in the United States, has partnered with the University of California Davis Honey and Pollination Center to sponsor the inaugural Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, held on May 9, 2015.
The daylong event brought together beekeepers, scientists, students and honey industry professionals to discuss important issues in bee health and explore best management practices to help sustain the bee population for the future.
Joyce Schlachter, VP of Technical Services for Natural American Foods, was one of more than 350 attendees at the Bee Symposium and said the event "was a terrific opportunity to hear the latest scientific research on bee health and to network with some of the brightest minds in the industry."
"Our 'Queen Bee' level sponsorship of the Bee Symposium was just a small token of our support for the tremendous work being accomplished by the UC Davis," said Rolf Richter, CEO of Natural American Foods. "The health and vitality of the honeybee population has dramatic implications not only for our business, but for the planet overall. Part of our corporate sustainability efforts involve working with other like-minded organizations to find solutions to the declines that are seen in the honey bee populations, and to improve education about the significant role that pollinators play in our everyday lives.
About Natural American Foods
Natural American Foods is one of the country's largest processors of 100% pure all-natural honey. With operations in California and Michigan, the company serves some of the best-known manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the United States. Additionally, Natural American Foods is committed to retain the natural pollen in every batch of honey, which ensures a superior product and allows for third-party verification of geographical origin and floral source.
About UC Davis Honey & Pollination Center
The Honey and Pollination Center showcases the importance of honey and pollination to the wellbeing of consumers through education and research. The Center works with all aspects of the beekeeping industry including agriculture, grocers and chefs, beekeepers and future beekeepers, urban homesteaders and students.
To learn more about Natural American Foods, visit their website at www.naturalamericanfoods.com
To learn more about the Honey and Pollinator Center at the UC Davis, visit their website at www.honey.ucdavis.edu
SOURCE Natural American Foods