Häagen-Dazs celebrating free cone day by drawing attention to bees

Posted at 4:58 PM, May 08, 2017

Häagen-Dazs is giving away free ice cream cones tomorrow and drawing attention to honey bee populations.

Guests who come into a participating location between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday will receive a free cone in either a cup, sugar cone or cake cone.

The offer is limited to one kiddie scoop per guest, and the company points out that guests who want to purchase items may bypass the line of people waiting for a free scoop.

Häagen-Dazs also wants to bring attention to dwindling bee populations. The company says one third of its flavors including strawberry, rocky road, and classic vanilla are created with the help of honey bees.

The ice cream company has donated over $1 million to pollinator research and education as part of the Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees initiative.

While you enjoy your free cone, the ice creamery wants you to spread the word to your community, family and friends about bees' importance.

They say you can help by planting native wildflowers, shrubs or trees where you live and protecting the homes the bees already have.

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