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A warm shower and a nice smelling soap

A warm shower and a nice smelling soap

Linda Flores-Tober, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless receives donation of soaps from South Mountain Bees.

We take for granted our everyday life, but for homeless people it takes heroes like Linda and her team for their basic needs to be met.

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

You probably noticed from my recent social media posts that I've been a busy bee (I love puns!) preparing entries for the New Jersey Honey Show. ...

How much water is there in honey?

How much water is there in honey?

Before I started beekeeping, I didn’t know about the water content of honey. I remember as a child that sometimes honey had a funny fermented scent, and I didn’t know why. Well, now I know, and I can share that with you.

Adriana had a surprise call from the New York Times.

Adriana had a surprise call from the New York Times.

I was home in the evening, it was early December, and my phone rang. I answer and it was a reporter from the New York Times. I said, “Wait, what? ...

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