Tag Archives: Bee Keeping

Friday Fun Fact – Bee Venom Therapy


Most people I know are a bit afraid of bee stings even if not fearful of bees.  As a beekeeper I’ve been stung only 3 times and always while not wearing my beekeeper gear.  I don’t enjoy being stung but am not … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Honey Is Not Bee Barf


Did you know that the sweet worker bee has two stomachs?  One for nectar storage and one for her own digestive purposes.  Field bees collect nectar using their proboscis and store it in their “honey stomach”.

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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 Facts – Crystallization


As you can see in this photo bees like honey too!  If you look closely you will see their little brown proboscis engaged in retrieving honey from the section of this comb that was popped open. With scarcely any exceptions … Continue reading

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Honeyed Pecans


Hello honey!  Pecans might be my favorite nut. I suppose it’s got something to do with growing up in Texas where pecan trees are abundant and spending an afternoon shelling pecans is synonymous with canning tomatoes or pickling okra.  It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Forager Bees


Honey is a precious commodity to me.  I am selfish in choosing who will or won’t be the lucky recipient of the honey my bees make.  If I know a person is honestly interested in the well-being of bees and truly … 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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Honey Harvest 2013


IT IS DONE!  Honey Harvest 2013 is finished for the most part.  I still have one small hive up the road which I will check on when the next “good” day rolls around.  I may get a few more jars … Continue reading

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A Bee Story


It’s become obvious to me that my blog posts are few and far between.  My apologies!  In my last post I promised a story about my latest bee adventure.  Here it is and this is why Mr.F always reminds me, … Continue reading

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