Zealandia’s bee jewelry collection is more than an offering of unforgettable pendants, earrings, and bracelets created around the beautiful bee. Our bee jewelry was inspired by founder Jenny Byrne’s concern for the global decline in honey bee populations. She felt compelled to celebrate bees through handcrafted jewelry while highlighting this precious insect and all that it does for our planet. Honey bee populations have been on the decline for some time now. What has been termed Colony Collapse Disorder is still not completely understood by experts, but environmental factors and weather changes are undoubtedly playing a part.
The honey bee is critical in supporting the food chain through pollination. Honey bees cross-pollinate more than 100 fruits and vegetables that comprise a significant portion of our diet. Here at Zealandia we actively donate to various organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy, among others. These organizations do important work in raising awareness for declining honey bee populations. The more aware we are of our part in preserving the honey bee and stopping the destruction of bee habitats, the faster we can reverse this alarming trend.