Environmental Policy Statement

Champlain Valley Apiaries is a third generation Vermont family owned business. Founded in 1931 by innovative beekeeper Charles Mraz, we have been producing delicious Vermont honey for over 85 years. 

Our mission, along with producing the highest quality honey, is to foster sustainable agriculture and promote the importance of honeybees to our food system. We are committed to protecting all pollinators, the environment, the well being of our employees, and the local community where we live and work. It is our policy to seek continual improvement throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the environment by increasing operational efficiency, conserving energy, water and other natural resources. We strive to become more efficient year after year, not only increasing our productivity, but reducing waste generation and use of harmful materials. Champlain Valley Apiaries is committed to a triple bottom line, not only valuing profit, but seeking environmental excellence and social awareness within our company culture.

Environmental Preferable Purchasing Policy

We are committed to purchasing, whenever practical, products that are recyclable, biodegradable, and otherwise friendly to humans and the environment. When purchasing office products or tools necessary for our business, we are always mindful of their environmental impacts. We are also continually committed to improving our efficiency and reducing our overall consumption of products and purchased goods.