GloryBee sign on building

GloryBee

Story

GloryBee sits squarely in an interesting cultural nexus: Christian-owned, organic food, Oregon, and committed to environmental sustainability.

The company, started out of a backyard selling honey for 40 years, aims to provide the world with food that is not only nourishing for families but is also good for the planet. Today, the company has grown to international scope and recently became a certified B-Corporation (verification of social and environmental commitments), while maintaining an explicit commitment to honoring God in all it does.

glorybee products on shelves

Guided Reflection

Reflecting on the Story

  • Sustainability practices make sense given GloryBee’s industry (bees make honey, a key product line), but how might such initiatives gain support in less relevant industries?

Connecting to your Work

  • How important is environmental stewardship in your work context?
  • What changes could your business make to measure and track its environmental stewardship?

Personal Application

  • To what extent are you attentive to your personal impact on the environment? Is this something that is encouraged in your community? Why or why not?
  • Are there changes you can make to become a better steward of creation? What does that look like?

Heavenly Father, thank you for the work of the Turanski family and GloryBee products. Thank you for the passion they have for the honeybee and for the work they are doing to save the honeybee. I pray that I can take a position of stewardship in my daily life. May you give me the opportunity to make environmentally conscious decisions. Amen.