Honey Bees are intrinsically connected to our food security. Pollinating over 1000 species of plants, many that we depend on, the honey bees help keep the eco-system in balance. They bring "sweetness and light," to humanity, in the form of honey and wax for candles as well as many healing products, as well pollinating our food sources. Their sophisticated systems of communal living, communication, architecture, and productivity are "mind-blowing!" We have a lot to learn from these gentle and generous insects, who are becoming increasingly endangered by pollution, pesticides, industrial bee-keeping practices and other aspects of modern civilization. By including them in the farm's name, I hope to bring more attention to them and honor their importance to farming and our future.