How Do Bees Find Nectar and Get It into The Hive?

Bees collect pollen and nectar in order to eat and make honey. Nectar is a sweet liquid provided by flowers and is typically in the inside of the flower.  It is the reward the plant provides for the pollinators as a thanks for cross-pollinating them.  Bees find this sweet reward by sight and scent.  The forager … Read more

Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons’ Apiaries Honey

Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons' Apiaries Honey

Allisons’ Apiaries Honey is divine on fruit salad, adding a little sugary taste to otherwise tart fruits and complementing the sweetness of the sweeter fruits. Try this recipe the next time you make a batch of fruit salad for a picnic, family get-together, or dinner. Print Recipe Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons’ Apiaries Honey … Read more

Do Bees Eat Honey?

A person holds a honey comb from a beehive.

Not only do bees eat honey they produce in the hive, they love it! Honey is their main food source, so they store and seal it carefully in the hexagonal cells of the honeycomb of the hive for consuming. Bees eat honey in both times of plenty and times of scarcity.

Health and Honey: How Can You Benefit from Nature’s Perfect Food?

Honey has amazing health and medicinal benefits.

As Mary Poppins would say, “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Well, isn’t it awesome that, in the case of raw, natural honey that Allisons’ Apiaries sells, the sugar IS the medicine! At some point in the relatively short history of humankind, a cave-dwelling homo sapiens (or maybe even a Neanderthal) … Read more

The Difference Between Store-Bought Honey and Raw Honey

Honey pot filled with honey and honey dipper covered with honey - Photo by Sonja Langford on Unsplash

Store-bought honey vs. raw honey All honey is the same, isn’t it? You must “bee” joking! There are some pretty big differences between what we produce at Allisons’ Apiaries and what you’ll find on the average supermarket shelf. Where does store-bought honey come from? Did you know that typical store-bought honey can come from almost … Read more