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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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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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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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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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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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