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From the Hive

snapshots: bristol's tandem

snapshots: bristol's tandem

Our hometown is Bristol, Vermont, nestled in the Green Mountains. Our downtown has one stoplight and about a block of storefronts. Small town life is, by definition, small — but it can also be vibrant and surprising, just as full of unfamiliar flavors as it is familiar faces. And one of...

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let's end plastic pollution

let's end plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is among the most dire environmental challenges of our time: It threatens to choke our oceans and contaminate our food and water. The facts and figures are sobering — and almost incomprehensible in scale. A staggering 91 percent of plastic is never recycled, according to a report from National Geographic;...

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the plight of the pollinators

the plight of the pollinators

We can't overstate the importance of pollinators for our ecosystem and our food chain. Our way of life, our agriculture, and our planet's health depend on pollinators — and increasingly, pollinators depend on us to protect them in the face of mounting environmental challenges.  Pollinators like bees, bats, butterflies, and other small...

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snapshots: winter weekends

snapshots: winter weekends

In other parts of the country, spring is on the way: Trees are budding, crocuses nudge up through the earth, and people are shedding winter layers for lighter coats. In Vermont, it's snowing.  Our winters here are long. They come on early and stretch into April. But we have a saying...

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sustainability in small spaces

sustainability in small spaces

Two years ago, Demi-Brooke Kerr and her husband began daydreaming about downsizing. Together with their two small children, the Kerrs lived in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house — one that felt empty, given how few belongings the family had collected. They wanted something smaller. Something mobile. Something built for family adventures....

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why organic cotton matters

why organic cotton matters

Our business is founded on the premise that little choices add up to big change. Choosing to carry your lunch in a sandwich wrap instead of a disposable sandwich baggie, or choosing to bundle a hunk of cheese in Bee's Wrap instead of cling film? That matters. Naturally, we extend...

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