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If you sell honey in Georgia, you must be licensed as a food distributor by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and registered with the FDA as a food processor.  The Department of Agriculture will randomly pull samples of the honey and test for additives and contaminants.

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Honeybees: Did You Know?

Did you know that honeybees are Georgia’s state insect? That’s right! Honeybees are essential to our crops and nearly every bite we take. They are not dangerous and can only sting once and then they will die.  Oh, if only we could say the same about harmful things such as venomous snakes and spiders.  But honeybees are not harmful and will only sting to protect themselves or their hives. That’s because the hive is where the family lives, making honey. And speaking of honey,  honeybees produce over 860 different kinds…

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The Buzz: Quick Bites About Honeybees

Did you know that: Honeybees produce over 860 different kinds of honey in the 50 states. The color, taste and smell come from the different flowers where the bees collect their nectar. 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat is directly from honey bees. The main job of a honeybee is to pollinate the flowers.  In turn the flower creates the seeds, or more importantly, the fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and cotton that we need.  The trees and plants provide oxygen, wood, and medicines for us to…

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The Bee’s Buzz: Did You Know?

With Spring comes warm weather and with that comes beautiful flowers.  Naturally, that brings about bees.  So, before  you swat those bees as you are out and about this season, here are some things to know about the Honeybee. Did you know that: More than 100 agricultural crops in the U.S. are pollinated by honeybees? That’s right! The honeybee is critical to agriculture. So important, in fact, that one out of every three bites of food that people eat is thanks to honeybees. Honeybees make up about 80% of ALL…

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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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Bee Classes

Bee Classes Bee Classes offered by Hometown Honey Hometown Honey is proud to offer hands on classes for groups to learn more about raising honey bees and making honey. We will travel to your location and provide a 1-1.5 hour tutorial on all things BEES. Highlights include: An observation hive completely filled with worker bees in the process of making honey. Examples of all the equipment needed to produce honey including a real beehive, honey box, hand extractor, safety gear Posters, displays and a movie from Walt Disney about bees…

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