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“There will be no orchards without bee yards and no fruit without bees.” (Proverb)

4 WAYS TO SPOT ARTIFICIAL HONEY

4 WAYS TO SPOT ARTIFICIAL HONEY

1. The Thumb Test
Put a drop of the honey on your thumb. If it spreads around right away or spills, it’s not pure. If it stays intact, it’s pure.

2. The Water Test
Fill a glass of water and add one tablespoon of “honey” into the water. Pure honey will lump and settle at bottom of glass. Adulterated and artificial honey will start dissolving in water.

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Traditional vs Commercial Beekeeping – What’s the Difference?

Traditional vs Commercial Beekeeping – What’s the Difference?

What do Paper-making, home-cooking, letter writing and truth telling all have in common? Give up?

They’re all dying arts.

Notice I said dying, not completely dead.  Unlike Chivalry and decorum in US presidential politics which are truly DOA, some arts while dying, still cling to vestiges of their former glory.

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Why Bees Are So Important to Us?

Why Bees Are So Important to Us?

Bees and other pollinators are responsible for about one out of three bites of food we take.  That’s staggering in terms of implications for human health, to say nothing of the issue of outright human survival. It’s something that effects every one of us.

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Why Fireweed Honey?

Why Fireweed Honey?

Fireweed Honey can be considered a champagne of monofloral honey.  Think about the essence of fireweed and the anti-inflammatory and calming effect on your skin and body.  It is also a powerful natural moisturizer.  All this is concentrated in a spoon of raw honey added to your tea or to your skin care products.

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Why Honey?

Why Honey?

A spoonful of honey is not just a flavorful additive: it’s veritable liquid gold where our health is concerned. The benefits of honey, from wound care to easing coughs and skin preservation, continue to be counted, both through scientific scrutiny and experience.

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