Category: Bee Conscious

Jan 02

The Bumble Bee

The bumble bee is a distant cousin of the honey bee and most people often confuse the two. Unlike the honey bee, this bee is slow and gentle. This is because it goes about collecting nectar and pollen in a very slow manner as opposed to the honey bee which dashes about everywhere. The bumble …

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Dec 17

Can Honey Really Help You Lose Weight?

Most of us have heard that when you want to lose weight you need to stop eating sugary things. This isn’t always true though. Believe it or not, many people have lost weight when they have started using honey instead of sugar. Weight loss using honey can actually happen when you know some facts about …

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Oct 25

History of Beekeeping in the USA

According to data available, honey bee colonies were shipped to the Virginia Colony from England in 1622. Between 1630 and 1633, a few more shipments were made to Massachusetts. Since there is no record to indicate that these honey bees were imported, it is safe to assume that colonialists of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Carolina and New …

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Oct 25

Beekeeping: The Honey Bee Life Cycle

The honey bee life cycle has four main distinct stages or phases, egg, larva, pupa and finally an adult. Colonies are generally perennial with the exceptions of bumble bee and paper wasp colonies. The colonies of bees consist of three castes, Queen Bee, worker bee and drones (males). The Queen lay eggs, worker bees are …

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Aug 05

How to Start Beekeeping For Free

Beekeeping has suddenly become popular again, having been in decline for more than half a century. Honeybees have been in the news for all the wrong reasons: collapsing colonies, pesticide poisoning and parasitic mites – and all this bad news seems to have triggered an almost primitive desire in people to want to help and …

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Jan 18

Artificial VS Natural Honey Sweetener – Which Is Healthier and Safer?

Several artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Acesulfame, Saccharin, and Sucralose are on the market today. Many people think an artificial sweetener is a better choice compared to natural sweeteners such as honey. But, it’s important to understand the differences between these two sweeteners before selecting one to use. The Difference Between Artificial Sweeteners and Honey …

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