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What makes our honey unique?

What makes our honey unique? 1) We harvest twice a year mid July and September 2) We harvest from an area and don’t mix areas. The above two philosophies lead to a high quality honey that has unique flavors depending on the Foliage, Area, Harvest and year. Very...

SUGAR Brick Recipe to feed your bees during the winter

This is pretty simple. What's needed 12# of Sugar 1 pint of Corn Syrup Bowl or Bucket to mix the ingredients Parchment Paper Bread Loaf Pan or something you can put the sugar in and put in the oven Oven Put the Sugar and Corn Syrup into the Bowl or Bucket and mix...

Virtues of Comb Honey

The Virtues of Comb Honey Each batch of honey retains the floral essences of the plants from which it was made, but the flavor of wax comb also differs according to what the bees ate and adds a richness to the flavor that extracted honey doesn’t have. This combination...

The Major Michigan Honey flow is starting

Basswood is the major Michigan Honey flow. This might surprise some people that Bees get 90% to 95% of their nectar and pollen from trees. So the Basswood starts to bloom the second week of July and represents a significant amount of the Nectar they collect per year....

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...

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...

Natural Cough Suppressant (Great for Kids)

Article from the National Honey Board Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many things can cause a sore throat. These include infections with...

Confusion over ultrafiltration and Pollen

The National Honey Board Clarifies Confusion Over Pollen and Ultrafiltration Firestone, Colo. – August 7, 2012 – Honey has been in the news recently, covering topics from its source to its authenticity. The National Honey Board (NHB), a federal research and promotion...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...