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It’s Spring! Bring On the Pollen!

Happy Spring everyone! It’s finally here and well, it feels like we never had a Winter, doesn’t it? Above average temperatures most of the season, in fact. And just as we were enjoying some of the blooms from the Bradford pears and early Azaleas, we got that late freeze last week and a lot of it went away. That should be good for staving off the pollen, right? WRONG, according to the experts. Asthma and allergy practitioners are seeing higher than normal health concerns related to pollen this year. Weather…

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Honey Slideshow 

Consider Bee Pollen as a Supplement

Over the past few years, it’s not just honey that we all realize has wonderful health benefits; it seems that bee pollen itself has become all the buzz.  So, what is it?  Well, we all know it’s the actually pollen – but it’s more than that. What is Bee Pollen? Bee pollen is a supplement.  A darned good one as it turns out and here’s why you should consider bee pollen as a supplement for yourself, especially if you have allergies.  Bee pollen is really a food.  It’s high in…

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Honey Recipes Slideshow 

How To Beat The Cough

There’s nothing worse than a cough.  When you are not feeling well, is when you need sleep the most to fight off your cold, flu or other related illness.  A cough keeps you awake night after night and it wears your body down.  It causes every muscle in your body to hurt.  It makes you so exhausted that you just want to sleep but every time you get just about comfortable, the cough wakes you.  We’ve all been there. There is no cure for the common cold.  However, there are some…

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Slideshow 

What’s in a Honey Bee Colony?

You may not think about it when you put the honey in your tea or use it for your baking or any one of the other hundreds of fantastic uses for honey, but a honey bee hive is made up of very efficient working system.  Let’s take a look at each role. The Colony Honey bees living in a colony within a hive.  Think of it like this:  The hive is their physical home.  The colony is the structure that allows each bee a part in the system to do…

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News The Buzz 

What do honeybees do in the winter?

You may wonder why you never see honey bees in the winter time.  Do they hibernate? Do they die, only to be active again when the young emerge from the hive as the weather warms?  Most bees and wasps do hibernate during winter months, but the honey bee does not.  They actually remain active all winter long and this is how they survive the harsh weather and lack of flowers. The honey bee’s ability to survive the winter depends upon the hive and the food storage within the hive.  Keeping…

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Honey News Slideshow 

It’s Cold Season – Are you Prepared?

There are few things that can make you miserable like a common cold.  It can come out of nowhere, over a few hours and attack your ability to focus because of the coughing, sneezing, headache, chills and more.  The cough will keep you awake at night, robbing you of valuable rest needed to fight the cold. The problem with OTC medicines is that they each have their own set of problems ranging from drowsiness, upset stomach, dry mouth and more.  But a cold can be effectively combated by using natural…

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News 

Why Do We Need Honey Bees?

Honey bees: they are more than just a source of honey.  Here are some answers to recent customer questions from Atlanta’s Home Town Honey owner, Brian Higgins. How do honey bees help our environment? Honey bees produce over 860 different kinds of honey in the 50  US states.  The color, taste, and smell come from the different flowers the bees collect the nectar from.  1 out of every 3 bites we eat is directly from the bees.  The main job is to pollenate the flowers.  In turn the flower creates the…

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