Raw vs Pasturized

Found this on Twitter. Pretty much says it all. The differences between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the...

Why do more of my bees make it through the winter?

I have been asked how do we get so many bees to make it through the winter? 1) Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation, There is a lot of condensation in a hive and if that drips down on the bees their dead. 2) Constant care even in the winter. Depending on the bee’s...
Is this Organic Honey?

Is this Organic Honey?

Information you need about honey The FDA does not have any standards for honey. So you can call corn syrup and water honey. There is no official definition for Local Honey or Raw Honey that I can find. Is this Organic Honey? I get this question at least once a week....

What is Raw Honey??

What is RAW HONEY?? That I know of there is no official definition for raw honey. This is what is most people consider what is RAW HONEY. The myths 1) The more bee parts and wax floating on top the better. Common sense will tell you this is BS. I can ground up some...
What is Local Honey??

What is Local Honey??

What is Local Honey?? I get this question all the time. Is this honey local? That I know of there is no definition for local honey. Everyone is looking for local honey because of the benefits for allergies and such. I would define local as honey from an area that...

Crystallized Honey is still good!!

Crystallized Honey is still good Many people think crystallized honey is no good. This is far from the truth. All good honey will crystallize with a few exceptions. I define good honey as any honey that is not over heated during the extracting or bottling process. DO...
Early Summer Temperatures Can Drive Beekeepers Crazy

Early Summer Temperatures Can Drive Beekeepers Crazy

Early summer temps can drive Beekeepers crazy & Awesome video Paid advertisment: I still have Nucs available All the Beekeepers might know this but everyone else might be interested in what is going on with the beekeepers and this crazy weather. Have not written a...

The Bee Informed Partnership

The Bee Informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, is a project whose aim is to help beekeepers make better management decisions and thus reduce colony losses. To do this effectively, we need beekeepers, lots of beekeepers, to...

The July Basswood Honey flow is coming???

  In SE Michiganthe Basswood honey flow is the biggest honey flow of the year. But this year it might be different.  With hardly any rain, the trees might be to dry to produce Nectar. I have been watching the sweet clover and I do not see any bees working it, which...