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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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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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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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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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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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