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This Allergy Season try Winter Park Honey's Local ...

Blog: Winter Park Honey   -   Tuesday April 08, 2014   -   By Scott

Formerly known as Allergy Bee Gone, many of our customers, from Maine to Florida and North Carolina to California, claim this honey has helped them alleviate and, in some cases, eliminate their allergy symptoms.  We have a patent pending on this product....

Bottling Honey for Fairchild's Food & Garden Festi...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Marcie

A busy day today....I'm bottling up lots of honey and making soap for the Food & Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this weekend. It's the first time I've been a vendor there, although I attend events there all the time because I'm a...

Wildflower Honey For Cooking and Baking

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Wednesday March 21, 2012   -   By Betty

Many chefs, cooks and bakers are now learning the wonderful benefits of cooking and baking with wildflower honey. Not only does it add complexity to the flavor of your dish, but your family and guests will absolutely enjoy the delicious mouth-watering taste....

Another morning at Home Farm

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 18, 2012   -   By Arlene

3/17/12   It was an overcast day today with rain off and on so I started working at 8 am .   I finished the last little bit of the wild flower garden after putting in 400 pounds of top soil and the rest of...

Zombie Bees/ Parasitic Fly Linked to Colony Collap...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday January 19, 2012   -   By Marcie

Zombie Bees? Sounds like an idea for next year's Halloween costume! So now, in addition to worrying about toxic flowers and pollen caused by systemic pesticides, we have another culprit to add to the mix. Apparently, there is a parasitic fly, known as the...

Honeybee Problem Nearing Critical Mass

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday January 18, 2012   -   By Marcie

 As we all know, our honeybees are having a terrible time, and while there are many factors to consider, the one that is most critical is the use of systemic pesticides. Systemic basically means that the active insect killing agent is within the plant...

Bees in the Jam Garden

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday January 13, 2012   -   By Marcie

A local reporter came out here on Monday to learn about bees and honey. She's a freelance food writer for the New TImes, and also hosts her own blog, called the Jam Garden. She did a great job, and posted some video and great audio as well. And so, to find out...

Lifehacker Covers Local Honey and Why You Should B...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Marcie

 This just in from my alert son-in-law, who is about to become the father of twins. It's a reprint from "Lifehacker" about why local honey is important. I couldn't have said it better myself!! You'll see that they mention Local Harvest at the...

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday November 03, 2011   -   By Marcie

What's going on around here? Usually October signals the end of our rainy season, with a happy conclusion to Hurricane Season at the end of November. But the last couple of weeks have been marked by unseasonable rains. Here's why we care: When it rains, it...

Boiling Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday September 16, 2011   -   By Marcie

Checked the bees....took the covers off all thirteen hives simultaneously. Not just a basic look/see, but a major breaking down and removing supers of honey, then removing the queen excluders and going right down into the bottom deep supers and looking at the...

Sigh of Relief

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday August 24, 2011   -   By Marcie

Well, we're breathing a sigh of relief here in Florida, as Irene pushes farther out to sea. There's not much you can do with your beehives when a storm threatens. I've got 13 hives out in the backyard, and my beekeeping partner-in-crime, Steve, has 700...

Honey Laundering? Keep It Clean and BUY LOCAL!!!!!...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday August 23, 2011   -   By Marcie

This just in from China.......Laundered honey, tainted and passing through India on its way to the US, is becoming a big problem, and one the FDA seems unable to adequately handle.  Here's the link to a very informative article on the issue: ...

It's As Clear as the Nose on Your Face

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Marcie

About a month ago a lovely older gentlemen showed up at my front door to purchase some honey. It was for his son, who was unfortunately suffering a debilitating skin disorder located on his face.  He called up again this week. They were almost out of...

Booked! Thanks AT&T

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Marcie

In the midst of thousands of unhappy bees swirling around my head the other day, my daughter called out, "Mom, the guy from AT&T is here. He wants to go out back and check our telephone pole." "Now's not a good time!" I replied. The...

And That's Not All...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday July 11, 2011   -   By Marcie

While trying to decide how to store this amazing yet fragile honeycomb, I had it hanging from the roll bar bar of my Jeep on a bungee cord. I kind of liked it there, so I wasn't in a big hurry to move it. Made me a little nervous the way that it would sway...

Wildflower diary

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday July 04, 2011   -   By Mary

The wildflowers are at their peak display right now as the world begins to prepare for the winter ahead.   You can preserve these colorful bits of summer by pressing them and preserving them in a botanical journal, homemade paper, potpourri, laminate...

Life's Work

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday June 24, 2011   -   By Marcie

Did you know that in her entire lifetime, working day and night and never sleeping, an individual honeybee makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey?

Buckle Your Seatbelt

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday June 23, 2011   -   By Marcie

It takes 55,000 miles of flying to produce ONE POUND of honey! Wish I could cash in on those frequent flyer miles!!

Busy Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday June 15, 2011   -   By Marcie

The girls are settling in nicely! I love sitting and drinking my tea, looking at the far reaches of the backyard, filled with towering colonies of bees. The four hives that were already here are full... I need to schedule a day to go into those hives and...

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