Category Archives: History

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 […]

The Mystical Power of Bees

bees and honey

“Ask the bees what the Druids knew” Old English adage   Historically, there are many cultural beliefs that surround bees. Some are true; some are mythological.  It is well-known in current observations of “bee-havior,” that bees hate the odor of cattle and horses.  Indeed, bees find most human’s scent to be offensive. Yet, there are stories told […]