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On Bees and Honey

How to lure bees away from you water fun

How to lure bees away from you water fun

Hi! This is  Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Let me tell you a bit about bees and water. Bees need water. They use is for a vari...

Earth Day, what a great day to talk about bees! Do you know how bees make a queen?

Earth Day, what a great day to talk about bees! Do you know how bees make a queen?

Hi! This is  Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Today is Earth Day, but not just any earth day, it is the 50th anniversary and we ar...

Telling The Bees

Telling The Bees

Hi, this is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees.

It's been a surreal Easter.

When I was growing up, my grandparents used to watch the Easter Vigil Mass from the Saint's Peter Basilica on TV as we all gathered at my parent's house to celebrate together. I guess listening to spoken Italian gave them comfort despite knowing they were never going back.

Why do honeybees swarm?

Why do honeybees swarm?

Hi, This is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Everything is different this year. Even the swarm season is off to an early start. I...

One for you. One for the Homeless.

One for you. One for the Homeless.

Hi, this is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Who would have thought pandemics would jump out of history books and become part of ...

Did you know bees know about social distance?

Did you know bees know about social distance?

Bees know about social distance.

On March 13, which today feels like forever ago, I noticed that there were lots of bees twitching on the ground in front of one of my hives. Some bees were rubbing their front legs frantically as if trying to rid themselves of something stuck to them, others were walking erratically like drunken men (I should probably say ladies).

Buy One, Give One

Buy One, Give One

Hi, this is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Like many of us, I feel like curling up into a ball, but instead I want to do someth...

Are your hands getting dry from washing them so much?

Are your hands getting dry from washing them so much?

Carol, a nurse from Maplewood, New Jersey, said: "After trying the moisturizer yesterday on my hands I can tell you it's sensational! After several washings my hands still felt smooth and that for me is a miracle."

Do you know where the color of honey comes from?

Do you know where the color of honey comes from?

Hi, this is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Did you ever wonder why honeys in the supermarket all look the same while honeys from...

Lathering up with Soap and Water: The best way to clean your hands.

Lathering up with Soap and Water: The best way to clean your hands.

Natural soap and water are better than alcohol based hand sanitizers in removing germs. Drying your hands thoroughly is as important as washing them long enough.

 

These bees were hungry!

These bees were hungry!

Thermal image suggests that bees may have consumed their winter stores, and beekeeper intervenes to save them from dying of starvation.

Wash your hands!

Wash your hands!

There's never been a better time to get natural soap!

According to the WHO and the CDC, washing your hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others.