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.
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.
This blog article is intended to give clarity to consumers that they are buying certified Manuka Honey that contains antibacterial properties. Mark Twain once penned, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics!” Too often slick marketers confuse consumers through misdirection – and that includes manipulating the grading systems of Manuka Honey. But First, Why Manuka … Continue reading Bee Informed: The Definitive Guide to Rating Manuka Honey
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
Manuka honey is created in the same way all honey is, but what do you know about how a bee colony functions? To start, beehives can hold up to 50,000 bees in one colony and this colony contains a combination of worker bees, drone bees and of course the queen. Worker bees, which are female, all … Continue reading The Hive
We have talked about propolis before but it has so many active properties that benefit health it is hard to fit it all into one article. Propolis is a resin that bees use to protect their hive from bacteria and more. Recent studies, specifically on New Zealand propolis, have shown that it also contains the … Continue reading Propolis… Never ending Benefits
The tiny world of bees is a magical place and propolis (a bee resin) just can't stay out of the lime light in the research world. A recent review on literature has shown that propolis is an effective natural ingredient that can be used for prevention and treatment in dentistry and oral care. The … Continue reading Propolis -dental inflammation begone
Brown, red and green these are the colors of propolis. But what is this Propolis you ask? Propolis is a resin like substance that is collected by bees from poplar and cone bearing trees and is mixed with beeswax and salivary enzymes. The bees use propolis for protecting the hive against microorganisms, predators, and temperature … Continue reading The Many Colors of Propolis: The Tiny World of Bees
The tiny world of bees is a place where all kinds of magical things take place. Not only do they create honey, bee pollen and royal jelly not so ceremoniously called “bee spit” they also help maintain our ecosystems through pollination. Royal jelly is made to feed all of the bee larva in the hive … Continue reading Tiny World of Bees; Royal Jelly and Type 2 Diabetes