Honey & Beeswax

Setting Honey Prices, Labeling, and Marketing Homestead Honey
July 13, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

When we first started keeping bees, many friends and family wanted to buy honey from us. In the beginning, we didn’t have any extra, but after a while, we had more than our family could use and we decided to sell some. But we needed to make sure we were selling the honey legally and had a competitive honey price.

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How to Harvest Honey — Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial from Backyard Beekeeping and Miller Bee Supply, we’ll take you through the basics steps of harvesting and extracting your honey.

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Lavender Thyme Honey Syrup Recipe

Like all things in life, when bees give you honey, you make this Lavender Thyme Honey Syrup recipe … or something like that.

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Propolis Benefits Inside and Outside the Hive
June 24, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

When people think about products that bees produce they often think of honey and beeswax, but bees also make other products such as royal jelly and propolis. Benefits of each of these products can be seen inside the beehive and outside the hive.

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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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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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When “Honey-Colored” Means Blue
April 22, 2022 · · Honey & Beeswax

Honey-colored is a term common in songs, poems, and romance novels. However, as those who keep bees know, honey is not always a glorious shade of yellow.

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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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Why are bees important?

Bees provide an ecosystem that is pollinated, protected, and maintained. In other words, bees pollinate food crops. However, if this small percentage of wild bee species disappears, then 80% of our agricultural system may collapse.

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Sweet as Mad Honey

In the lore of the bee world, one can often find references to the mysterious “mad honey.” Mad honey is made exclusively from a certain species of rhododendron and is a brilliant red color.

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