Have you ever wondered about the history behind honey? Like, why did we start keeping bees in the first place? And how long have we had a legit love affair with honey? Welcome to Honey History 101. Humans have been enjoying honey for thousands of years. Seriously. The first evidence of humans gathering wild honey … Continue reading Honey History 101–The Sweetest Class You’ll Ever Take
Dream job alert! Laura Fayth is an adventurous beekeeper who loves honey so much, she actually travels the world to discover new and delicious honeys—which is why she calls herself the Honey Huntress. Her name originates from an 8,000 to 15,000 year old cave painting in Spain which depicts an early human (she thinks it’s … Continue reading Unveiled: Beekeeper Laura Fayth, the Honey Huntress
Did you know that the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar each year?! We’re practically eating our own weights in sugar—ew. Excessive sugar consumption is a huge issue here in North America. It’s responsible for dozens of deadly (yet highly preventable) inflammatory diseases, like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. It’s undeniable … Continue reading Honey v. Sugar, How Are They Made?
When you think of honey varietals, what do you think of? Maybe sweet clover? Wildflower? Apple or raspberry blossom? Manuka? Whatever comes to mind, odds are, you probably don’t really think about buckwheat. In fact, what the BUCK is buckwheat, anyways? Buckwheat: the grain, the myth, the legend. Seriously, is it even a grain? … Continue reading What the BUCK is Buckwheat Honey?!
Robin Jones is passionate about two things: beekeeping and culinary garden design—a pretty stellar combination if you ask us. But Robin didn’t always have her heart set on bees. Robin had a “traditional” job out in California as a creative director working with big ad agencies. By all definitions of the word she was successful. … Continue reading Unveiled: Gardening and Beekeeping with Robin Jones
When you’re sick, all anybody really wants is a little relief. Odds are, if you open your medicine cabinet right now, there is at least one bottle of neon-colored cough syrup—or maybe a pack of candy-like cough drops—or some other OTC special sauce to ease the head-pounding discomfort of an unwelcome virus. (And let’s be … Continue reading The Nasty Ingredients in Your Medicine Cabinet + 6 Legit Natural Alternatives
We live in a pollination nation. Migratory pollination is the way the majority of beekeepers make money—over two-thirds of the US honey bee population gets trucked across the country from season to season. It’s the only way for many beekeepers to survive. They are unable to compete with the dirt cheap prices of the global … Continue reading Migratory Pollination… Are We Asking Too Much of Bees?
Do you think you’d have the guts to practice beekeeping in a skirt? Well, Ariella Daly sure does. This self-proclaimed ‘honey bee wild woman‘ has been practicing natural beekeeping for 8 years in Northern California and has been rocking a skirt almost the whole time! But, skirts aside, the way she came into beekeeping is … Continue reading UNVEILED: Ariella Daly, Beekeeper in a Skirt
Summer heat waves can be a real struggle without the refreshingly cool blast of air conditioning—major respect for humankind before the invention of central air! But if you’re overheating in your home, never fear! You can just move into a hive—they come with some of the best air conditioning around, powered by bees! … Continue reading How to Keep Cool Like a Bee
When Steph Munro was strolling through her local garden center to buy plants, she had no idea that her life path was about to take a major turn. As it turned out, her local bee society was there, talking to gardening enthusiasts about beekeeping and which plants best attract bees. Currently doing some landscaping herself, … Continue reading UNVEILED: The Beekeeping Journey of Steph Munro (Munro Honey Co)