I went to the Honeybee Centre in search of zero-waste honey. What I found was local honey, in glass containers, at a reasonable price. When I asked about refilling I was so disappointed. The employee informed me that they stopped doing that. It was too sticky and messy. So sad. So wrong. So I’m still on my search for local, zero-waste honey. I know a woman, who knows a woman who found some refillable local honey on Vancouver Island. So there must be one local honey place here in the Lower Mainland that will refill for me. Until then, I bought a jar. It was irresistable. I turned down the offer of a plastic bag. I plan to take my kids to the Honeybee Centre’s self-guided tour this summer. Apparently a man walks around with a bee beard. The boys will love it!
Do you know a honey place that will refill?
If something is sustainable, it means we can go on doing it indefinitely. If it isn’t, we can’t – Jonathon Porritt
Our life as consumers seems light years away from that of our grandparents. But you don’t change human nature. Optimism, for me, is the belief that we can spread the opportunity for everyone to be fully human. Sustainability, like music, is an impulse to make sense of the world around us. It is core to our humanity. If you only like one composer, or think all the best music has already been written, you have reason for pessimism. If not, it is within us to have good reason for hope – Ed Mayo, Chief Executive, National Consumer Council (2005)
- Man Relocates 30,000 Bees Found Living in an Attic (treehugger.com)
- A new bee hive for Hastings Folk Garden in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) (ahamedia.ca)
- Honeybees add buzz to Waldorf-Astoria New York (cbc.ca)