How Ops Stays on Top of Supply Chain Challenges
THE PURSUIT OF PROFITABLE GROWTH IN CHALLENGING TIMES Rebounding after the pandemic and what today’s supply chain looks like By SHON WHIGHAM Director of Operations Whether you are part of a small, medium, or large company, it is so important to be on top of making sure the entire supply chain runs efficiently and effectively. That means having the right plan to execute and the best partners to ensure success. Transportation costs are often one of the biggest drivers that can affect margins. Keeping your transportation costs under control and under budget is always a challenge, even in the best...
May the Fourth Bee With You
(Shared from the Healthy Hive Foundation) In a galaxy far, far away, bees are being sent to… Mars! While this might seem like a story from an alternate universe, over 3,500 bees have been to space since NASA began sending them there in 1982. So how and why did this expedition begin? Humans have been interested in Mars exploration and colonization for decades now. However, sustaining life on a foreign planet with a completely different atmosphere and environment definitely poses some issues. When you consider that the vast majority of the food we thrive on is provided thanks to pollinators,...
Get Buzzy - Earth Day Activities
Earth day word search puzzles, coloring pages and DIY magnets are fun and educational ways to celebrate Earth day. By downloading and completing any of the activities below, you can lean strengthen vocabulary, learn new colors, create cool magnet all the while reminding us what makes our plant so special. Click and download one or all three activities. Coloring Pages Earth Day 4 Ways to Help Love the Earth Busy Buzzing Pollinator Page Fun Word Games Crossword Buzzle Word Search DIY Magnet Project Get instructions and templates
The Shark Tank Meets the Bee Hive!
It was so cool to return to Shark Tank to update all my “bee-lievers” on Me & the Bees’ growth since I first appeared on the show back in 2015. As it has been a few years, I was excited to share all my new ideas and progress since the last time I saw the Sharks. We talked all about my business plans and I told them about the states I’ve expanded to and the flavors we’ve added. I’m so honored to have the chance to be on TV and spread our message! My hope is that the viewers of...
Happy National Family Day
March 5th is a special day to celebrate as it’s National Family! I’m here visiting my grandparents in North Carolina this week and am reminded of all the reasons I’m so grateful to have a close-knit family. I love having a family-run business because it allows me to work with the people I love most, doing what I love: social entrepreneurship. I am so inspired by my parents, grandparents, and siblings who teach me the value of hard work and collaboration. Me & the Bees values family, and enjoying sweet things with the people who matter most. When asked about...
Buzzing into the Mighty Midwest
Beelining it back up to the mighty midwest! Thanks to Meijer and Pete Fresh Market, our all-natural lemonades can be found in even more places in Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. Shoppers can choose Black Cherry, Classic, and Prickly Pear flavors, so if you are in any of these 6 states, buzz over to select Meijer locations across the Midwest or all Pete’s Fresh Markets in the Chicagoland area to pick up our fun and functional lemonades and join us in our mission to help save the bees. Adding these additional points of distribution puts our product in...
Stumped on Holiday Gift Giving? How About Gifts that Cost Nothing!
Giving gifts that cost nothing could mean everything to loved-ones. With costs going up, the stress of shopping, and environmental concerns, why not take a new approach and give meaningful gifts that cost little to no money? Here’s a start: An edited video. If you’re like me (and most Gen-Zers), you take a lot of photos. A lovely Christmas gift could be compiling the photos and videos of you and the gift recipient into a video and adding their favorite music. Both iPhones and Androids have built-in applications that do this automatically once you put the photos in an album....
It's National Happiness Happens Day: Don't Delay
Need some tips on different ways to add a bit of happiness into your day? See below for some of my favorite ways to put a smile on my face:
- Soaking up some sun for a dose of Vitamin D ☀️
Get outside and smell the flowers. Outdoor activities like planting a garden are a great way to improve your mood, and save the honey bees!
- Bee creative 🎨
Celebrate National Coloring Book Day
Channel your inner-artist and join us to celebrate National Coloring Book Day!
Did you know that coloring can reduce stress and anxiety and also improve motor skills, vision, sleep, and focus?
Celebrate Black Business Month with Me & the Bees!
August is #NationalBlackBusiness month. Created in 2004, this campaign was started to highlight and celebrate the more than 2 million – and growing - Black-owned businesses in the US. Your support through the last 13 years has helped our Black woman-owned business become a success – thank you! We want to highlight the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses and encourage you with these examples on how you can help.