Saving the Bees, how you can help our buzzy little friends.

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.

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

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

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