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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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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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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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Benefits of Honey: Hair & Skin

You may have read that honey provides wonderful health benefits for your body.  It’s great for allergy sufferers, will calm a cough and more.  But did you know that honey is used in many skin and hair products such as lotions, shampoos and soaps?  That’s right and the reason for that is that honey is packed full of anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which makes it perfect for using in health care products. Here is a short list of the benefits you can realize from honey: Fades Scars Fights…

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Many Sweet Returns

Honey’s not only the best natural source for a sweetener, but it has benefits that most people do not know.  Got a cough or sore throat? These days, we run to the pharmacy but did you know that our parents and grandparents often relied on honey to soothe?  The common household cough syrup before bedtime recipe used to be the following: 1 tsp of local honey; squeeze of fresh lemon; shot of bourbon or whiskey.  Mix all together and take just before bedtime.  Who needed that awful green stuff in…

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Bee My Everlasting Honey!

Did you know that honey is eternal?   It sure is!  Even recently, scientists have discovered pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs.  The honey was thousands of years old and still intact!  So, what is it that makes honey so durable, lasting and fabulous?  Without the biology talk, honey is very acidic which means it will kill off anything that tries to grow, such as bacteria.  Honey is a sugar, which has very little water content.  It can draw in moisture if left unsealed but holds little water in and…

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