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

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Why do honeybees swarm in spring?

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.

How To Make A Bee Bath

How To Make A Bee Bath

Learn how to put together a water source for bees to enjoy so that you can enjoy your backyard as well. Tell the bees where you'd like them to go!

22 Plants That Pollinators Love

22 Plants That Pollinators Love

How to plant a bee-friendly garden that feeds bees all season long. If you want to know what bees like, this is a good place to start. Here's a list of the most popular garden plants that pollinators love. They are beautiful for humans and attractive to bees.

When did humans discover honey?

When did humans discover honey?

Did you know that prehistoric people made art documenting their interaction with bees?

How do we care for bees in winter?

How do we care for bees in winter?

Hi! I am Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. How's the winter treating you? It's cold here. More so than usual. It’s been pretty much...

Drum Roll!

Drum Roll!

The results are in after a nail-biting wait. The lip balm won first prize. We are proud to continue to offer a top quality lip balm as confirmed by the judges.

Getting Ready For The Honey Show 2021

Getting Ready For The Honey Show 2021

Hi, This is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Preparing entries for the New Jersey Honey Show is one of my favorite parts of beekeep...

Check Out This Best Seller!

Check Out This Best Seller!

Hi, I am Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees, and in 2014, a couple of years after getting our first bees, I started accumulating bee...

2021, Here We Come!

2021, Here We Come!

What do bees do in the winter, and how do beekeepers take care of them? What are heater bees? Why to bees cluster? Do they hibernate in winter? Find the answers to all these questions and more!

Free Flower Seeds!

Free Flower Seeds!

Hi! This is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. I have good news for all of you garden lovers! I managed to secure a mix of US native ...

It's time to give back.

It's time to give back.

Hi, this is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees. Now that the BFCM frenzy is over, it's time to regroup and change our focus. If we mi...