Bee Season is Finally Here!

Red Bee Apiary’s Annual Hiving of the Honeybees Imagine a world without apple pie, chocolate, coffee. No vanilla ice cream sprinkled with almonds, no granola bars laced with cranberries and honey and no pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving! This is just a short list of the foods that would not be available without honeybee pollination. A

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This Valentine’s Day, Fall in Love with Honey

Did you know that in ancient Greece and Rome, honey symbolized fertility, love and beauty? It is said that Cupid dipped his arrows in honey to fill a lover’s heart with sweetness and tradition dictates that newlyweds should devour honey on the evening of their nuptials to insure fertility and a long life together. It’s

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Holiday Merriment & Jubilation at Red Bee Honey

What do our honeybees do during the winter?  Lots of people have different ideas about what honeybees do in the winter. They ask us questions like “Do you bring the bees inside? Do you put a heater in the hive? and the best,  Do we knit tiny sweaters for them?” Don’t think we haven’t thought

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Land of corn syrup and honey? Some producers are blending, filtering, diluting

The Splendid Table American public Radio Listen Here Star thistle, buckwheat and blueberry are all honey varietals, individual honeys from particular plants. But how do you choose one? And what makes these different from the honey in the bear on supermarket shelves? The honey’s origins, says Marina Marchese, co-author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting,

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A Bee Pollinated Thanksgiving ~ Our Favorite Recipes

You’re cooking up a swarm in your kitchen, preparing the most celebrated meal of the year and yet did you ever think that the apple pie in the oven would not be possible without honeybees? Bees pollinate just about every fruit and vegetable we eat on Thanksgiving Day. What would our Thanksgiving tables look like

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Savor Your Garden’s Bounty – Infusing Honey

September is traditionally a time to harvest our garden’s bounty. A great way to extend the season and to enjoy herbs, fruit and flower petals is by infusing them in honey. While it’s difficult to improve on nature’s goodness when it comes to pure honey, infusing honeys with fresh herbs creates complex flavor profiles and

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10 Surprising Facts About Honey

1. Honey never needs refrigeration and never spoils. 2. If your honey has crystallized, that does not mean it’s gone bad. All honey naturally crystallizes. If you gently warm the bottle — either on a hot plate or in some warm water — it will return to its liquid state (do not overheat as this

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The Secret Life of Honeycomb

You have not lived until you’ve tasted fresh honey in the comb! “Can you eat the wax?” Asked a shopper at our local farmers market, “YES! You can and it is divine”, I answered with great enthusiasm. This age old question was referring to the bees wax of our Red Bee® honeycomb. If you’ve never

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All You Need is Honey Hazelnut Butter!

Cool mornings have arrived and comfort foods are back on the menu here at Red Bee Apiary. What can be more delectable than making your own classic hazelnut butter spread? The flavors are cleaner and the texture is delightful. Grab a cup of cappuccino and the newspaper and begin spreading! Ingredients: 2 cups hazelnuts 2

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The Beekeeper Yale Daily News

The Beekeeper BY ALEX KLEIN Friday, April 27, 2012

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