On Bees and Honey

Proposed Regulations Will Effectively Outlaw Backyard Beekeeping In New Jersey. Act Now!

Proposed Regulations Will Effectively Outlaw Backyard Beekeeping In New Jersey. Act Now!

The beekeeping community was celebrating victory when a set of laws protecting beekeeping were signed in June 2015. Little did we know that the reg...

Healthy Pollinators For All!

Healthy Pollinators For All!

2017 has been a challenging year for pollinators. At South Mountain Bees we are worried about insects and how they reflect the health of our planet...

Neonics are slowly killing our bees

Neonics are slowly killing our bees

Who wants to pull weeds by hand, if you can spray some magic potion to get rid of them effortlessly? The problem is that the magic potion is in fac...

Four Awards Including Best in Cosmetics Division at 2017 New Jersey Beekeepers Association Honey Show

Four Awards Including Best in Cosmetics Division at 2017 New Jersey Beekeepers Association Honey Show

Landi Simone, NJBA Honey Show Chair, acknowledges the hard work that goes into preparing entries for the show and emphasizes how it benefits all beekeepers in the State of New Jersey.

The rusty-patched bumblebee added to the endangered species list

Pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Steps to protect the rusty-patched bumblebee will benefit our environment at large. "The rust...

Busy Bee

Busy Bee

"In an old house in South Orange, surrounded by trees, live a woman, her family and five hives filled with ... bees. This is a story about bees, ho...

POP 'N SHOP - Temporary Holiday Store

POP 'N SHOP - Temporary Holiday Store

Two long weekends to shop our award winning products at the South Orange Pop 'N Shop Annual Holiday Store. New Jersey’s finest shopping experienc...

Holiday Shopping Fun at Bizarre Bazaar in Maplewood

Come meet us at Bizarre Bazaar on Sunday 12-11-16 10am-4pm 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040    

Summer Honey Harvest

This is my favorite time of the year.  After rationing the Fall crop for the past eight months, nothing beats the aroma of freshly harvested honey....

Honeybee losses even worse than last year.

"Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to ...

Varroa mite infestation worse than previously thought

A new study reveals a grim reality on honeybee parasite.

The Queens Are Free!

The Queens Are Free!

Finally the weather decided to cooperate! It was a sunny afternoon, and the bees were happily flying in and out of their new homes. I "installed th...