About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho with a backyard full of chickens, goats, sometimes sheep, sometimes ducks, and other random animals in addition to the standard cats and dogs. I am now married with two little girls and love the homesteading life! My husband is very supportive (tolerant) of my continued experiments in making many items from scratch, and he even helps sometimes.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

The Anatomy of Botulism

Why is botulism in honey not a concern for older children and adults? It all comes down to the anatomy of botulism and mechanism of disease.

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How Allergies Work
March 14, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Roughly half of the population of the United States has at least one allergy. The percentage of allergies has been increasing significantly in the past few decades.

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Is Honey Antibacterial?
September 14, 2021 · · Honey & Beeswax

Is honey antibacterial? Rumor has it that honey has supposed antimicrobial properties.

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The (Not) Invasion of the Asian Giant Hornet

Asian Giant Hornets are large, scary-looking, and pack a pretty bad sting. However, the odds of you coming in contact with the infamous “murder hornet,” more properly termed Vespa mandarinia, are incredibly low.

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