It's National Honey Month! We are working with Glory Bee to help save the bees. Without insect pollination, about one third of the crops we eat would have to be pollinated by other means, or they would produce significantly less food. Up to 75% of our crops would suffer some decrease in productivity. Undoubtedly, the … Continue reading Saving the Bees, how you can help our buzzy little friends.
Test your Bee Knowledge
Fun Facts about Bees you may not have known. Test your bee knowledge reading this post. You may find out something you didnt know before.
Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Allergic Fungal Sinusitis (AFS) is a common allergic reaction, which occurs in the sinuses of people with a compromised immune system (patients with diabetes or aids).There two different forms of invasive fungal sinusitis varying in severity: acute invasive fungal sinusitis, and chronic invasive sinusitis. While acute invasive fungal sinusitis is the most serious and severe … Continue reading Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Propolis for Children, help them breath
Upper respiratory-tract infections (URTI) occur most commonly in childhood. On average, a healthy three-year old child suffers from 6-10 colds per year. These types of colds are generally mild but the symptoms can cause a fever and make your child irritable, lethargic and uncomfortable. According to the world health organization, respiratory infections account for 20% … Continue reading Propolis for Children, help them breath
What is Methylglyoxol?
MG (Methylglyoxol) is found in a range of food products including wine, beer, roasted coffee, bread, dairy products, soy sauce and lipids (fats). But the reason we are talking about it is because it also constitutes the major part of the total antibacterial activity found in New Zealand Manuka honey. MG is thought to increases … Continue reading What is Methylglyoxol?
What does Manuka honey do to bacteria, exactly?
There are lots of articles out there that talk about how great Manuka honey is for wound care and how it can kill different bacteria but unless you have a science degree or a keen interest in how bacteria works its pretty difficult to understand how it actually does this. So let me break it … Continue reading What does Manuka honey do to bacteria, exactly?
Used for both architecture and immune support, propolis, a bee’s sucess
We’ve discussed the many ways that propolis is good for us and our families but we haven’t looked at why bees collect propolis in the first place. Propolis a plant based resin is used to give a hive structure and to protect it against predators, microbes and pathogens. Bees collect propolis and distribute it throughout … Continue reading Used for both architecture and immune support, propolis, a bee’s sucess
House Jobs for the Worker bees
The worker bees have many jobs inside and outside of the hive, and for this reason they out number the drone bees 100 to 1. Inside the hive the worker bee's are assigned to the following roles nurse, queen's attendants, cleaners, undertakers, builders, capper, ripener, and repairers. Like a large factory each bee has it's own … Continue reading House Jobs for the Worker bees
Jobs for bee’s outside the Hive
Bee's have many jobs those inside the hive and those outside. Without these many jobs the hive would neither thrive or succeed and the colony would die. We talked about the jobs inside the hive in a previous article so now lets look at the jobs bee's have outside the hive. The outside jobs assigned … Continue reading Jobs for bee’s outside the Hive
Why We Shouldn’t Rely on Pollen Counts for Manuka Honey
Don’t Be Misled By Marketing Hype: Noted Industry Experts Say “Pollen Counting” Not A Reliable Way To Determine Authenticity Or Effectiveness Of New Zealand Manuka Honey. Showcasing yet again the reality-altering power of “creative marketing,” several brands in the rapidly-growing Manuka honey category are trying to validate the purity and effectiveness of their products by … Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Rely on Pollen Counts for Manuka Honey