Category Archives: Bee Keeping

Friday Fun Facts – Killing Bees In Your Own Garden


Do you know that those beautiful, colorful flowers you are bringing home from your local nursery or big box store could be killing bees that might venture into your yard or garden at an alarming rate?  Much research has been done … Continue reading

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Orange & Honey Pecans


I made these sweet little guys to throw on top of a salad but I’m here to tell you they make a delicious snack too.  Pecans are one of my favorites and I love them toasted and served with salads. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Smoking Bees


One of the first jobs Mr. F gave me while I was a beekeeper in training was to smoke the bees.  He taught me how to give a puff at the entrance and then wait a minute before lifting the roof … Continue reading

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Lemon & Honey Bread With Lemon Glaze


This recipe is one of my all time favorites but honey is not on the original list of ingredients.  I’ve worked to get the right proportions as I needed honey to be included, not only because I knew it would work … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Ancient Bee History


The earliest form of organized beekeeping took place in ancient Egypt.  With the flooding of the Nile delta plain, an area of rich silt was created and proved ideal for agricultural development.  Crops and wild flowers such as chamomile, clover, … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Summer Fruits and Pollination


“Unique among all God’s creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species.” ~ Royden Brown Did you know that the sweet honey bee is the only insect that produces food consumed by man?  Now … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact – Parasite Eradicator


Summer is around the corner and that signals vacation time!  Many of you may already be planning exotic vacations, European excursions, mountain hikes, beach breaks, or visits to family and friends.  Often times when we travel we incur tummy troubles. … Continue reading

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Honey Tangerine Glaze


I recently posted a recipe using a whole chicken seasoned with honey, ginger & garlic .  I really like the ease of roasting the bird in its entirety.  I really don’t like the part when dinner is over and there … Continue reading

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Oatmeal, Pear & Date Cookies


I was in the mood for something sweet yet a bit healthy.  Hmmm…oatmeal cookies seemed like a good place to start.  Once I decided on oatmeal it was a matter of what else to put in them.  No plump golden … Continue reading

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Without Bees


I have a hunch many of you have seen this or a similar list of the foods we would not find available if we didn’t have bees.  I couldn’t help posting it for those of you haven’t seen it or … Continue reading

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