Gastropod’s Buzz on Honey

Gastropod’s Buzz on Honey

Gastropod, a favorite food/science podcast, discusses The Buzz on Honey. Enjoy! I did. -dM

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A recent Beesource thread  Inhaling Beehive Air – Apitherapy jogged my mind. I’ve had a similar, relaxing, and very peaceful experience when next to a hive. I discovered it by accident while reclining on a lounge and watching a hive in my backyard. As a commercial beekeeper, who spent most of my time around hives/hive products, it was an unusual surprise. The effects were alot like […]

Pure Honey – Really!

Pure Honey – Really!

For more than 100 years, beekeepers have labeled their honey as “Pure”. By implication there was a problem with some honey being not so Pure. Back then, most agricultural poisons were inorganic. They killed the bees whether applied to the crops, or put in a hive by a beekeeper. And dead bees don’t make any contaminated honey. Not so pure honey was often adulterated with […]

Bee Venom the New Gold?

Bee Venom the New Gold?

No need to head to Alaska or far away African jungles to find gold. If you’re a beekeeper and don’t mind stirring up the bees, could harvesting bee venom be better than owning a gold mine? Check out this BBC News story. -dM

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

What’s neater than a beeswax candle? the complex smells of propolis and beeswax the feel the color of the wax enhanced by a glowing flame and I enjoy making them as well as using them A note from Murris Johnson got me to thinking. As much as I enjoy them, I’ve never written a word about beeswax candles. Visiting his OrthodoxCandles.com website, I’ve found some […]

Hive Products

Hive Products

The Idea Even though there’s not an uncontaminated environment anywhere on earth, it’s still possible to produce a healthy probiotic honey. Such a honey is impossible to produce using conventional beekeeping methods. Other hive products like beeswax and propolis, are chemical sinks and require the best possible environment to produce an uncontaminated product. The Details Pure Honey? Natural beekeeping is about more than just bees. […]

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