Monthly Archives: October 2014

honey spill backs up traffic, but that’s not the only bad news…

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2014/10/18/north-fort-myers-honey-spill-creates-sticky-scene/17501661/ Did everyone hear about what happened last week? a flat bed truck spilled about 2500 pounds of honey on the highway and backed up traffic for about an hour or so. Not only did the beekeeper lose his honey, but the spill attracted thousands of honey bees to the area many of which were […]

What kids eat around the world for breakfast

This is a look into the different breakfast traditions of many different countries around the world and I found this interesting because of the sheer diversity in what people eat from what I typically eat. I tend to have small breakfasts, if any at all, usually consisting of a piece of fruit and a granola […]

Markets for the weekend of October 25-26

We will be at our regular weekly markets including Winter Park, Winter Garden, Lakeland, Sarasota and Lake Mary on Saturday, and on Sunday we will be at Maitland and Celebration Farmers markets. We hope you can make it out, the weather is supposed to be perfect this weekend. I believe fall is finally upon us, […]

Breeding Between European and Asian Honeybees Concerns Australian Beekeeping Industry

Did you know there are more than one type of honey bee? Did you know that NONE are native to north america? There are many types or subspecies of honey bee, here is a run down of the types and a few of the individual benefits of each subspecies: Italian honey bees, usually the most […]

The honey lobby is demanding that the government define honey

  The honey lobby is demanding that the government define honey!   At the above link, you can read a very interesting article about the honey lobby and how after failing to get the FDA to define honey they have turned to the USDA for help, and are lobbying for more ¬†restrictions on imports and […]

another day, another article! (or two)

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/nyc-beekeeping-is-booming-with-261-hives-1.9269589 This one is about the NYC beekeepers, NYC you say? yes, urban beekeeping is on the rise (you might even say, on the “high-rise”) in NYC more and more people are keeping bees on the rooftops of hotels, restaurants and more! It tells a little about the (not so) humble beginnings of urban beekeeping […]

New research into the disappearance of bees worldwide indicates…

New findings explain exactly why the bees are disappearing Make sure the read through the article it has some new research, at first I thought it was just another article bashing pesticides and fungicides, but it is much more involved than you think!

13 fascinating facts about bees!

13 fascinating facts about honey bees! Check out the link above for an amazing article about 13 different fascinating facts about honey bees. It ranges between everything from different characteristics of types of bees, to the life cycle and even some scientific facts about the bees. there are a few in here even I didn’t […]