Category Archive: Bee Conscious

5 Facts About Honey Bee Health

Honey bees are a popular topic of conversation these days all around the world. Here at home, the latest Statistics Canada data show that honey bee populations are on the rise. However, they face several challenges every day that can impact their health. These include: 1. Inadequate nutrition. Without enough pollen and nectar collected during …

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Honey Soap Making – Good Enough to Eat!

Honey is nothing short of a miracle! Nectar is gathered from flower blossoms by bees, transported back to hives and then the worker bees weave their magic and you are left with a wonderful, thick syrup full of moisture and sweetness. Little wonder that honey soap making is so popular amongst soapers! Honey has been …

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6 Home Remedies For Honeybee Stings

Getting a Honey-bee-sting is no fun. Moreover, the pain can last up to several hours, even days if no correct remedial measures are applied immediately. Since summer time is at its peak, people who work in their gardens have high risk of getting stung by a bee. Fortunately, there are now a bunch of home …

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Honey Bee Farming

Honey bee farming is quite interesting. It is one of the most enjoyable types of businesses out there. The honey bee extracts honey from its natural surroundings and then converts it into something that is consumable. In addition, honey bees help to pollinate the vegetables and fruits in one’s area. The following are some of …

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If the Honeybee Disappears From the Earth How Would This Affect Us?

Just how crucial are honeybees to our food supply? According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), honeybees pollinate nearly 80% of the flowering crops in our country which is about 1/3 of everything Americans eat. Losing these under-appreciated workers would not just affect our dietary staples such as nuts, asparagus, cucumbers, broccoli, apples, …

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Calories in Honey – Does It Differ From Sugar?

Many people wonder if honey has more calories than sugar. It does, there are 64 calories in one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of sugar has 46 calories. The calorie in honey may be more per tablespoon compared to sugar, but most people use less honey to sweeten their beverages or food. Honey Calories …

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Honey Myth or Fact – What Do You Know?

Whether you are a big fan of honey or are just curious about it, the list below will help you understand some very important information about it. Some of the myths and facts that just might end up surprising you! 1. Honey is sweeter than table sugar. This is definitely a fact – honey is …

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What Is Manuka Honey? What Makes This Honey So Unique?

Manuka honey is a monofloral honey that is made by bees that have fed on the flowers of the Manuka plant. This plant is also known as the tea tree and it’s found in New Zealand. What makes this honey so unique is its special medicinal qualities that are not found in other honeys? Characteristics …

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The Different Types of Honey Bees

Even though they may look a lot alike their very painful stinging relatives, honey bees are quite the unique in the sense that they have the ability to produce enough honey – the only known food substance that does not spoil – on a large quantity, large enough to be harvested by us humans for …

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Types of Hives and Hive Equipment

For most beekeepers, choosing a hive is an overwhelming task. However, with extensive information, it does not have to be challenging. Once you commit to a certain type of hive, you will be able to keep honey bees without experiencing any problems. Before making a choice, you need to gather a lot of information and …

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