There are many claimed health benefits of bee pollen. In fact, there’s a lot of hype associated with bee pollen, with claims of bee pollen health benefits as extreme as curing cancer. But is there any truth behind the hype? What’s the Truth? When a product is as hyped-up as bee pollen is, it can […]
Our modern understanding of honey bee biology makes some of the ancient beliefs about honey bees seem pretty humorous. We probably shouldn’t laugh too hard, though. After all, we wouldn’t know what we know today about bees without the knowledge passed down from our ancestors. Each generation builds upon the knowledge of the previous generation,
Is it time to buy bees? If you’ve made the decision to start beekeeping, then it is time to buy them. Or at least order them. So how do you go about getting bees to stock your hive? And where can you purchase honey bees? Or is there an alternative to buying bees? Depending upon
The worker bee does all of the work of a honey bee colony other than laying eggs. The girls are in charge, All of the workers in a colony are female, and collectively – in ways not yet completely understood. They also make all of the decisions that determine the fate of the colony. When
Hive Inspection – April 17 Though it’s only been 5 days since I hived my package bees, I’m going to take a quick look inside the hive. I would actually prefer to wait another day or two. But cold and rainy weather is forecast for the next several days, and the weather is beautiful today.
Nothing like honey butter spread on hot toast for a great start to the day! Coffee and cream, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk; all are wonderful combinations. But are there any two ingredients that go together more naturally than honey and butter? Honey butter is a type of butter that is made at
How many different uses of honey are there? A LOT! If you’ve seen the movie Forrest Gump, you probably remember the scene where the character Bubba drones on and on about all the different uses of shrimp: “There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew…” I’m Not Bubba, But… Excuse me while