About the Author

Patrice Lewis

Patrice Lewis is a wife, mother, homesteader, homeschooler, author, blogger, columnist, and speaker. An advocate of simple living and self-sufficiency, she has practiced and written about self-reliance and preparedness for almost 30 years. She is experienced in homestead animal husbandry and small-scale dairy production, food preservation and canning, country relocation, home-based businesses, homeschooling, personal money management, and food self-sufficiency. Follow her website patricelewis.com or blog rural-revolution.com.
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Articles by Patrice Lewis

When Art and Science Mesh:

Those who mesh together both art and science are a decidedly rare breed. For Dr. Barrett Klein, what started as a boyhood interest in bugs went to a whole new level.

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Mead: The Ancient Elixir
August 25, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

There are literally hundreds of different recipes and processes for making mead; however, there are ingredients, equipment, steps, and potential mistakes common to all.

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Beeswax: A Sweet Treat
August 25, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Of all the thousands of commercial, industrial, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic uses for beeswax, the most underestimated is its edibility.

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Hives for Heroes
August 6, 2022 · · Beekeeping

For Steve Jimenez of Hives for Heroes, a former Marine from Houston, Texas, a difficult transition resulted in a calling to create an organization that is focused on reducing that number from 22 to zero.

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Beeswax Products
August 5, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Beeswax is one of the most unique and useful natural products in the animal world. Beeswax is the ultimate eco-friendly, zero-waste option for endless uses.

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Pollinator Week: A History
August 5, 2022 · · Plants & Pollination

Pollinator Week — recognized internationally, observed the third week of June in the US — celebrates each and every pollinator on the planet.

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Medicinal Use of Bee Venom
April 22, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

The medicinal use of bee venom dates back thousands of years, by some accounts as far back as the Stone Age.

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Fox Islands Apiaries

Fox Islands Apiaries are on an archipelago of islands 15 miles off the coast of Maine.

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Twelve Things Every Novice Beekeeper Should Know
February 9, 2022 · · Beekeeping 101

Add to Favorites You have your equipment. You have your bee suit. You’re ready to get your first bees. Excited? You should be. The art of beekeeping is endlessly fascinating.  …

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Do Domestic Honeybees Impact Native Bee Populations?
January 9, 2022 · · Health & Pests

It’s jarring to be faced with an unpleasant paradox: By keeping domestic honeybees, beekeepers may be competing with wild bees.

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