• 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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  • 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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  • 5 Reasons To Get A Taste For Local Honey

    September is National Honey Month. It’s an ideal time to celebrate honey and indulge in your craving for this sweet and viscous food known as “liquid gold.”  While indulging, why not focus on local honey, or honey made as close as possible to your home?  Here are five potent reasons to step away from the […]

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  • Put yourself in the shoes of a commercial beekeeper

    Looking at the honey bee problems from a commercial beekeepers perspective.

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  • Honeybees Need You to Eat Organics

    Pesticide use is threatening honeybees’ survival – deaths are on the rise and honey production dropping Honeybees are crucial pollinators responsible for every third bite on our dinner plate. A recent survey revealed that our humble honeybees are sicker than ever. Honeybee deaths this year were much higher than last year. And last year marked […]

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  • Where “Candy” Got its Name

    The Origin of the Word “Candy” In ancient times, so much honey was exported from Crete that the island’s Venetian name, Candia, became the word for all those sweets we now call “candy.”

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