Want to know more about bees, honey or pollen? Hungry to learn more about sustainability and the environment? Scroll through the Buzz for an assortment of articles touching many aspects of bees and honey!
Why should I take the time to taste honey?
Great question! The short answer is: if you want to taste the earth and sky of an area, then taste its honeys! You’ll be rewarded with a true taste of the diversity and goodness that the soil produces.
Bee Pollen is frequently called "the perfect food" as it contains all of the essential amino acids and many vitamins and minerals. Bee Pollen is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all the nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body. Such highly assailable protein can contribute significantly to one's protein needs.Read More Share on Facebook
When I’m at farmer’s markets selling Love A Bee honey, I often get questions like this:
Customer: Is this local honey? It has to be from around here – I need local pollens because they help with my allergies.
Me: Firstly, I’m glad to hear that honey is helping with your allergies! Raw honey is a wonderful food but if you’re wondering how it helps, there’s no scientific evidence that says that eating local honey will reduce your allergies. Any benefit you’re getting is almost certainly the placebo effect — but if you’re getting a benefit, that’s all good! As for local honey, go ahead — try our raw Bodega Bay honey here – It’s delicious!
For a more detailed answer, try this article from Popular Science: https://www.popsci.com/local-honey-allergies.Read More Share on Facebook
Wait, the Superbowl of bees? Bees don’t play football? You’re right! But while you wont see a hive of bees in a pre-game huddle, you will see them preparing for their own big game, California’s almond pollination!Read More Share on Facebook
Have you ever wondered how bees know what flowers to visit? In short, the answer is light.Read More Share on Facebook
Did you know that bee pollen contains almost all of the nutrients required by the human body to thrive? That’s why the German Federal Board of Health has officially recognized it as a medicine. Explore all the holistic benefits that bee pollen can deliver.Read More Share on Facebook
An excerpt from John Muir, who’s considered one of the country’s most influential naturalist’s. Embrace his poetic take on California, and the honey it produces.Read More Share on Facebook
It’s no secret that the bee population is dwindling. But why are they declining? Why should we care? And how can we help?Read More Share on Facebook
In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.