Author Archives: Jean

Genetics and the Honeybee

Genes and the honeybee

Ever wonder why bees do what they do? Why and when do some of the bees in a hive become foragers? How do the pheramone levels in the hive affect honeybee performance. Answers to these questions and more can be found in this interesting article about honeybees and their genes. For more click https://uiaa.org/2021/07/06/gene-and-the-honey-bee/

HONEY BUNNIES (Bisquit Recipe for Easter)

Ingredients:   2 Tbsp yeast   1/2 cup warm water   1/2 cup butter, softened   1/4 cup honey ( WP Orange Blossom works well)   3 eggs, room temperature   1 cup milk, room temperature   1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar   1 1/2 tsp salt   4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour   1 Tbsp oil    1/2 cup raisinsDirections for Dough: Dissolve the yeast in the water in a small bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer using […]

A Poem by Mary Oliver

How Would You Live Then? What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks     flew in circles around your head? What ifthe mockingbird came into the house with you and     became your advisor? What ifthe bees filled your walls with honey and all     you needed to do was ask them and they would fillthe bowl? What if the brook slid downhill just     past your […]

The Chemistry of Honey

For many of us, the memories of college and high school chemistry caused headaches and glazed-over eyes.  However, with a few critical vocabulary words and a logical presentation, we can appreciate one of nature’s most accomplished chemists – the bees. Honey is composed of at least 181 components. Its unique taste is a result of complex chemical […]

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