High Dollar Honey A.K.A. Expensive Honey

The Most Expensive Varieties of Honey on Earth $$$ Two words – expensive honey.  Honey ain’t cheap my friends – we all know that.  That being said, try to keep this in mind the next time you are haggling prices at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.  Like all natural resources, price increase with scarcity. …

Bees are Elephant Pest Control?

Elephants making a ‘Bee Line’ It appears that farmers in Africa are dealing with larger pests to their crops than typical American farmers – the Elephant.  While generally regarded majestic and revered creatures, Elephants reak havoc on the crops of small African farmers.  Kenyan farmers, in particular, have had the biggest problems.  The bees actually act …

Bees Go Urban

They are popping up all over!  Beehives in the inner city are becoming a regular fixture to metropolitan skylines!  Urban beekeeping is turning city dwellers into harvesters and hipsters into stewards of the land.  Why?  The reasons are varied.  For some, keeping bees allows them to take advantage of the blight in their towns.  When …

Bees Vs. Cancer

Honey Bees Fight Cancer Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have discovered yet another honey bee benefit to the human race.  They have linked a compound found in bee propolis that arrests the growth of tumors in the prostate glands of mice.  The compound is CAPE (caffeic acid phenethyl ester). There has long been …

Vandals Destroy Beehive in Iowa

Beehive Vandals Strike In Iowa A very sad post today.  Below, find a link and video to a story about an Iowa beekeeper whose hives were vandalized and destroyed.  A few days ago, two suspected teenage vandals destroyed Justin & Tori Englehardt’s 50 hives. These hives housed roughly 500,000 bees.  The vandals broke into their equipment …

Flint Market and the Winter Pop-Up

Wanted to give everyone a quick update to let you know where you can find us during the Winter.  Tuesdays and Thursdays we have set up shop in the Flint Farmer’s Market.  You can find us in between Peppermint Jim and Cinnamom.   Never been to the this Market?  It is pretty great – big indoor …

Best Flowers to Plant for Bees

Picking the Right Flowers Every day at my local farmer’s market, customers ask me what they can do to help the bee population.  They want to know where to buy bees from, where to position their hives, how to build their own hives, etc.  And yet, I always give the same answer..’Slow down and start …

Oooooohhhhh The Choices…

Honey Choices Look, variety is where it’s at.  We grow our own honey but we also offer single pollen (monofloral) honey from around the world.  Why?  Because they all taste different.  You need honey choices. I still get lots of people who ONLY want local product.  There is nothing wrong with that but just know …
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