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Flow Hive Reaches Bee Habitat Project Milestone

Specialty Food Association

Flow Hive, a company that is innovating how honey is extracted from the hive, has updated its reforestation project to plant one million trees.

Since its launch at the start of this year, the company has worked with 6 conservation and reforestation organizations to plant trees in 12 countries. In the U.S., they have reached 12,000 trees planted, focusing on areas heavily impacted by recent wildfires. The remainder of the trees allocated for the U.S. is expected to be planted by this fall. The news comes in anticipation of World Bee Day, this Friday.

"At Flow, we're incredibly concerned about protecting our natural ecosystem, and it's only natural that we recognize a major achievement in our commitment to reforestation in celebration of World Bee Day," said Cedar Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Flow, in a statement. "We're very fortunate to be in a position to do more from a sustainability and conservation standpoint, and we're committed to doing what we can to benefit bees and the planet as a whole."

As much as 87 percent of crops rely on pollinators to grow, and their decline in recent years can be partially attributed to deforestation, which Flow Hive intends to combat.

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