• 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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  • Black Locust to Tupelo: 9 honeys made from Trees

    Bees need trees: from Black Locust to Tupelo Did you know that bees make most of their living from trees? Trees such as the Black Locust are major sources of nectar, which honey bees transform into sweet honey. According to the National Honey Board, “There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United […]

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  • Honey for Dogs (and other pets)?

    Can I give my dog raw honey? There are a number of “people foods’ that shouldn’t be fed to your pet. Is raw honey one of them?

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  • The 5 Best Honey Hacks for Honey Lovers

    The 5 best honey hacks for honey lovers – from food to beauty to healing

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  • Beekeeper’s Calendar: August

    There are lots of things to look forward to in August — late-summer vacations, ripe peaches, hive robbing like in the video above… wait, maybe not that last one. By August, the summer nectar flow has definitely tapered off for most of us. If you haven’t already harvested honey, it’s time to remove the surplus, […]

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  • The Pollen Basket

    A Bee and her Basket… Do you know what is a pollen basket?  Hmmm…  Well, have you ever noticed that some of the bees you see flying have these orange or yellow clumps on their hind legs? If you haven’t, they look like this.  

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  • Trees, Bees and Global Warming

    Global forests are suffering from rising temperatures There are a number of important reasons why the Carmel Forest should mostly be allowed to rehabilitate itself. According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies the temperatures across the planet between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2010, show that 2010 ranks as the hottest year on […]

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  • A New Year’s Resolution for Gardeners

    Making Informed Choices About Gardening Practices and Products to Support a Healthy, Natural Environment The new year often brings about a desire for change and personal reckoning. We make promises, resolutions and plans to better ourselves and the world around us. Over the past couple of years, many people have committed to building environmentally conscious, […]

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  • Letters to the Melissae – Food of the Gods

    A poem by Mary Oliver, and the wonders of honey In Ancient Greek mythology and religion, the term Melissae sometimes referred to honey nymphs (also called Meliae) and later became a term that also encompassed several sects of priestess, including the Delphic oracle.  Letters to the Melissae is a series of posts on the spiritual, […]

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  • That buzzing-noise means something …

    “That buzzing-noise means something. If there’s a buzzing noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee … and the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey … and the only reason for making honey is […]

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