Tag Archives: Bees

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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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 – 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 Facts – Plants For Honeybees


In the natural world honeybees forage wherever they can, taking advantage of local abundances of particular flowers and trees.  Flowering plants produce nectar and pollen and in the wild honeybees visit a vast array of plants, gathering nectar and pollinating … Continue reading

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Happy Spring – Honey Lemon Cake


Today is the first day of spring 2014!  Hurray!  In honor of this most important day I thought I needed to share this adorable and delicious cake recipe with you once again.  It fits the bill for a recipe using … 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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