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On Bees and Honey

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. 

Where are the bees in a cold winter night?

Where are the bees in  a cold winter night?

It's cold out. It's now 34F(1C), and one wonders what are the bees up to. There's a common misconception that bees hibernate, but they actually do ...

Do you want to help pollinators? Look here!

Do you want to help pollinators? Look here!

How to transition your backyard into a pollinator heaven without starting from scratch.

Rosemary Dream: A winner in so many ways.

Rosemary Dream: A winner in so many ways.

Lathering this natural soap, will transport you to your favorite herb garden where the honeybees and the butterflies feast on its bounty, and you'll agree with the judges that it is an amazing soap.

Are Dandelions Good for the Bees?

Are Dandelions Good for the Bees?

Dandelions are the first significant source of food after the winter dearth, however bees foraging on contaminated flowers can cause more harm than good.