• Funny Honey: the Murky Contents of Commercial Honey

    Funny honey – it’s really not that funny With so many options to choose from, sometimes grocery shopping can get complicated. This is especially true when it comes to funny honey. If it isn’t just flavored high fructose corn syrup, funny honey is adulterated honey that contains cheaper sweeteners, illegally trafficked honey, and/or chemicals. US […]

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  • Beekeeping 101: Learn How to Use the The Bee Smoker

    Thanks to Sarah Plonski for this article about the bee smoker. Visit her on Sarah Plus Bees Bee Smoker Basics The bee smoker is an essential part of a beekeeper’s tool kit. Even if you have very gentle bees and seldom need to use the beekeeper’s smoker, it’s a good idea to have one lit […]

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  • Honey Bees: Heroes of Our Planet

    Have you ever had the opportunity to observe the busy work of a tiny honey bee as it meanders from flower to flower on a clear, sunny day? There’s something truly captivating about honey bees that draws us deeper into their world. We see honey bees frequently in books, movies, and television, where they are […]

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  • Introducing the Partners of Sponsor-A-Hive 2017

    Thanks to Your Help, Sponsor-A-Hive Created 62 Bee Sanctuaries in 2017! Imagine a gift with wings — a tireless donation that helps grow one-third of the food we eat in this country. Now imagine bee hives arriving at schools and community gardens across the country. We’re proud to announce that with your support, we made […]

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  • Chef Fernando Trocca Meets the Bees at Divine Apiary

    Written by Monica Zadan A group of foodies from Argentina, led by prominent chef Fernando Trocca (Sucre Restaurant, Gaucho), made a stop to visit Bee Ambassador Nicole Toutounji and her bees at St John the Divine. Afterward, they all agreed that was one of the highlights of their gastronomical tour. They truly appreciated the delicious […]

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  • Kitchen Tools Creator, Kitchen Innovations, Supports Sponsor-A-Hive

    Kitchen Innovations Supports Sponsor-A-Hive Kitchen Innovations designs, manufactures, and distributes quality kitchen tools that discerning fans appreciate. It’s the latest partner to support The Honeybee Conservancy’s Sponsor-A-Hive program. In developing its Zeal Reflecting Nature line, Kitchen Innovations ‘ designers found inspiration in nature and the flowers from which bees gather nectar and pollen. Importantly, all Kitchen Innovations tools are made […]

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  • KSU Farms to Help Revive Bee Population

    At Kennesaw State University, The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character recently received a grant supporting its collaborative efforts with KSU’s produce farm to help raise Georgia’s bee population. The grant will allow KSU’s Hickory Grove Farm to add Mason bees and Leafcutter bees to its current livestock. The grant will also allow for […]

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  • Grassroots Gardening: 21 Flowers that Attract Bees

    Grassroots Gardening: Flowers that Attract Bees With US bees dying at an unprecedented rate, are you doing your part in bolstering the bee population? Beekeeping is a wonderful way to support bees, but it’s not the only thing you can do. Planting flowers that attract bees will provide much needed food for pollinators near you, and […]

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  • Thunder Valley Brings Honeybees to the “Good Food” Fight

    Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. adopted a powerful Food Sovereignty Initiative. A hive of honeybees has landed to help Thunder Valley win the “good food” fight. Thunder Valley wants community gardens – organic community gardens; They’re aiming for agricultural self-reliance amid a food desert; They want to teach community youth about sustainable agriculture … Bring on […]

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  • 5 Surprising Honey Facts to Savor

    Honey Trivia Night is coming up at your local cafe. You already know that there are 300 different honey varietals in the US. Heck, you can even identify them all by their flavor. But you’re nervous. What if you don’t know the honey facts you need to know? Not to worry. We gathered these 5 surprising honey […]

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