Stemilt Fruit, based in central Washington, USA, whose farms include those in which J.O. Sims is a grower partner, have received Bee Friendly Farming® Certification. J.O. Sims are delighted that Stemilt Fruit have achieved this fantastic accreditation which will enhance the agriculture of their farms, and ensure the continued growing of the most flavourful fruit, whilst safeguarding the environment.
Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) is a certification program from Pollinator Partnership, working with farmers to help protect, preserve, and promote pollinator health. BFF provides guidelines for farmers and growers to promote pollinator health on their lands and strives to set standards for sustainable farming on important concepts like planting pollinator food resources, providing nesting habitat, and incorporating an integrated pest management strategy. Through BFF, farmers, home gardeners, and private or corporate sponsors can be directly involved in providing resources necessary to support pollinators.