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On Bees and Honey: a blog to learn with the bees

  • They feel ignored. This is how to help homeless families in our community

    Adriana Compagnoni, the owner and beekeeper of South Mountain Bees, received an award for her enduring commitment to the Elizabeth Coalition To House The Homeless.
  • Don't call the police! It's a swarm of bees!

    A swarm of bees at a local park makes an unexpected visit to the Department of Public Works.
  • Do bees love red flowers?

    Did you know that bees love the bottle brush bush? Check out how bees climb in and out of a delicious bottle brush flower head gathering nectar.
  • Drum Roll: Honey Show 2022 Results

    The results of the New Jersey Honey Show are in. Check our how our entries did!
  • The Reveal Of The Rosemary Soap

    A handcrafted cold process soap decorated with mineral mica and scented with rosemary essential oils is a piece of art that we get to use every day. Discover how it's made!
  • New Soap For The Honey Show

    Every year we prepare entries for the New Jersey Honey Show. Check out the soap entry we are preparing.
  • Shopping for candles? Here's why beeswax is best [VIDEO]

    Check out this revealing experiment where you can see that beeswax candles are best.
  • It's time to give back

    For most of us being homeless is unthinkable, but those who don't have a place to call home, need all we can do to help.
  • Shopping For The Holidays? Here Are Six Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

    Now is the time to reduce the negative impact we have on our planet by choosing eco-friendly bath and body products for gifts.
  • How To Use Solid Shampoo And Why

    Shampoo bars are a relatively new hair care product. Find out how to use solid shampoo and why it is good for you and also a planet friendly alternative to traditional liquid shampoo.
  • The Soap Club

    Join our soap club en enjoy our award winning soaps all year long. You won't be able to get the soaps with this discount outside the soap club.
  • Why do honeybees swarm in spring?

    Bees swarm in spring because the colony is too big for the hive, but before they leave, they need to take care of an important matter.