Behind every bag of Bee Sweet’s products is a story of a farmer and his grove. It’s a story of care, thought and countless hours of planning. The plot-line touches on coordination with employees and researching market trends; it also incorporates communication with buyers, providing for the consumer and making sure that there will be enough citrus to provide for future generations.
Amongst all the things listed, however, is one crucial component to this story: the environment. Without the land we use to grow our citrus, our establishment would be nonexistent. From the soil we use to grow our trees, to the water we use to irrigate our fields – Bee Sweet Citrus wouldn’t be one of California’s largest citrus providers without proper care of the land we farm.
Environmental stewardship is crucial, necessary and one of Bee Sweet’s main priorities. On our groves, we utilize efficient irrigation methods to achieve maximum water conservation, and work to maintain a fleet of efficient tractors and semis. In the packing house, we use skylights and VFDs to conserve electricity and minimize our environmental footprint, and the vast majority of our packaging is recyclable. We’ve also installed 4.5 acres worth of solar panels on our rooftops and recycle water collected from our cold storage defroster for landscaping purposes.