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

  • 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

    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.
  • 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!

    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

    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!

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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...
  • Shop Small - Shop Local

    We have two exciting new collaborations between small, local, women-owned local businesses. South Mountain Bees is pleased to partner with Connie's Threads and DBee Botanical Art.


  • Fall Giveaway. Want to Play?

    The weather is changing and the fall colors in the reservation are spectacular. The foliage reflection on the reservoir water is breathtaking. The terrapins are too shy to show up. It is fall, and four women owned small businesses decided to get together to offer a fall giveaway. Want to play?

  • This Fall Favorite is Back!

    It's October 19, and I just filed the Q3 New Jersey sales taxes a whole day early! And it feels so good to get rid of the frantic last minute stres...