How to Help Bees Without Keeping Hives in Your Backyard

With the bee population struggling in many places, every little bit helps and you can make a difference in your own backyard. Maybe you’re not ready for the time commitment of keeping a full hive, but you still want to know how to help bees thrive, grow the bee population locally, and even enjoy the […]

Bees, Honey, the Environment, and YOU

There are essentially two main ways that honey makes a difference in the world around us. The first is that honey is a low emission crop. Actually, it takes very little energy or resources to make honey. You simply have to extract the honeycomb from the hive and enjoy. The biggest environmental cost of honey […]

Honey in the Medicine Cabinet – First Aid Uses and More

In addition to honey’s health benefits and amazing properties for treating colds, flus, coughs and sore throats, honey makes a wonderful first aid ointment as well as a beauty aid. Topically, it acts as a humectant. That means that it attracts and preserves water. It’s also an antibacterial and an antifungal. Keeping honey in your […]

Real Health Benefits of Eating Honey

You probably already know that there are many forms of sugar and if you’re watching your sugar intake it can be hidden in places you might not have expected it to be. You can get sugar from sugar beets, sugar cane, and from corn in the form of corn syrup. We also use maple syrup, […]

Home Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping at home is something that you can totally do, but before you jump in with both feet it is a good idea to educate yourself as much as you can first on the topic. There are a lot of different things to learn and different scenarios that you should be prepared to handle. Learning […]

Beekeeping for Kids: Educational & Beneficial Hobby for Any Age

Children can begin beekeeping when they are of an age where they can take directions well. A good age for starting is five. It may not be advisable to start any younger than that. A really strange thing about bees is that they can even sting when they are dead, so children have to be […]