Free Ice Cream Cone at Häagen-Dazs Today, May 9, 2017 — and the Buzz About Saving Honey Bees

You can get a free ice cream cone filled with a kiddie scoop of your choice of “bee-dependent” flavor at participating locations of Häagen-Dazs ice cream shoppes today between 4:00 in the afternoon and 8:00 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time during the annual Free Cone Day.

Free Ice Cream Cone at Häagen-Dazs Today, May 9, 2017

All other menu items are regular price; and you may bypass the line of people who are waiting for free scoops of ice cream if you intend to purchase an item. The free ice cream cone may not be combined with any other offer or used as a discount on other items. There are no exceptions permitted to this offer.

Dairy QueenBen & Jerry’sRita’s and Carvel already had their own free product promotions earlier this year; but this one by Häagen-Dazs is encouraging everyone to spread the word to your community, family and friends about a serious issue…

The Buzz About Saving Honey Bees

“…not only do bees help pollinate over one-third of the world’s crops, they also help in the creation of one third of our most beloved flavors like strawberry, rocky road, mango, and even our classic vanilla. Unfortunately, bee populations have been disappearing at an alarming rate for nearly a decade, putting the future of our food system at risk.”

Häagen-Dazs has donated greater than one million dollars to pollinator research and education — as well as installed 6.5 miles of permanent hedgerow at the farm of its almond supplier, giving honey bees a home all year long.

Honey bees are a critical part of our ecosystem. Here is what you can do to play a part in helping to save the population of honey bees:

  • Plant native wildflowers, shrubs, or trees right where you live to provide a home for these hard working pollinators.
  • Protect the homes they already have, as bees love untidy areas of gardens, tree stumps, and open sandy grounds. If you see these types of habitats, leave them be!
  • Spread the word today on Free Cone Day, and help continue the buzz for the rest of the year.

Summary

As we travel the world, we have a little more power in ensuring that we do spread the word about the reduction in the population of honey bees and attempting to reverse that trend — and enjoy a free small ice cream cone in the process.

I am not what one would call a “tree hugger” — bonus points for you if you can cite the origination of that term — but I do enjoy what nature has to offer and do believe that protecting our environment is important. Exploring different forms of nature all over the world is part of the reason why I travel…

…so treat yourself to a free small ice cream cone today while keeping in mind about what can be done to protect our ecosystem so that future generations who travel the globe will be able to enjoy nature in the future — as well as enjoy foods internationally in which honey bees have a critical role in helping to produce.

Source: Häagen-Dazs.

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