Apis Mercantile partners directly with beekeepers and small-scale apiaries to source their honey, supporting sustainable beekeeping practices and giving beekeepers greater control over their prices.
Why we love it
Pollen is collected by foraging honeybees and brought back to the hive as a resource for protein, vitamins, and minerals. As a dietary supplement, it's also known for being high in antioxidants, boosting immunity, and having anti-inflammatory properties. This bee pollen from Apis Mercantile has a floral, earthy flavor and crunchy texture, and goes great in yogurt, breakfast bowls, and granola.
How it does good
Supporting small apiaries worldwide
Traditionally, larger honey companies work with food brokers to secure a stable (and cheap) supply chain of honey. This means that beekeepers don't have a lot of control over the price they get, or the quality of the final product. Apis Mercantile does things differently by working directly with beekeepers, which increases the money that goes to the beekeepers, and also ensures that the honey meets Apis's high standards. They partner with small apiaries all over the world to source the best and most interesting honey varietals out there.
responsible sourcingSince Apis Mercantile sources directly from beekeepers, it means they can work with smaller apiaries who otherwise would've lacked the resources to export or scale. As a reputable and consistent buyer, Apis is able to positively impact the communities of their partners.
recyclable packagingAs one of the first honey companies to eliminate single-use plastic, Apis Mercantile changed their tamper evident seals on their honey to kraft paper stickers. They also reduced the use of plastic labels by changing their label materials to Terraskin, a tree-free alternative made of calcium carbonate.
supporting key causesApis Mercantile donates to various organizations, such as Amor Healing Kitchen, which provides plant-based meals made by teen volunteers for people facing critical health challenges. Apis Mercantile also donates to Green Heart Project, Surfers Healing, and Warrior Surf Foundation.