On Bees and Honey


Busy Bee

December 08, 2016 South Mountain Bees

"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, honey and soap, but also one of courage, hope and healing." continue reading  


POP 'N SHOP - Temporary Holiday Store

December 07, 2016 South Mountain Bees

Two long weekends to shop our award winning products at the South Orange Pop 'N Shop Annual Holiday Store. New Jersey’s finest shopping experience returns for the holidays with 40+ vendors including South Mountain Bees. Pop ‘n Shop, a temporary retail outlet will feature finely crafted jewelry, apparel, body products, accessories, art and other unique gift items made by many of our area’s finest local artisans and craftspeople. The store will be open from Thursday, December 8th through Sunday, December 11th and again the following week from Thursday, December 15th through Sunday, December 18th, each day from 12 noon –...


Holiday Shopping Fun at Bizarre Bazaar in Maplewood

December 07, 2016 South Mountain Bees

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


Summer Honey Harvest

July 14, 2016 South Mountain Bees

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. We are lucky to have black locust, chestnuts and linden trees in our area that allow the bees to make the most amazing honey. Yes, we got stung a few times, but it is all part of our beekeeping adventure. Order online here.  Remember we sell out quickly!


Honeybee losses even worse than last year.

May 12, 2016 South Mountain Bees

"Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss—and consequently, total annual losses—worsened compared with last year. This marks the second consecutive survey year that summer loss rates rivaled winter loss rates." Continue reading here.