The Bee Blog

Stingless Bees: Is there such a species?

Stingless Bees: Is there such a species?

Yes! There are stingless bees. That is, there are bees that don't have the capability to sting humans or other animals. You'd be surprised to find out where one species of stingless bee comes from. Australia is a continent that has gained a reputation of being a land...

Beeswax Lotion Top 8 DIY Recipes

Beeswax Lotion Top 8 DIY Recipes

What is beeswax used for? Beeswax lotion is one of the best uses of the wax that bees produce to make the honeycomb cells and seal the honey inside the honeycomb in the hive. When we harvest from a hive, we turn the beeswax into blocks and sell them for use in cosmetics, candles and many other uses.

Cold Remedy Made with Honey

Cold Remedy Made with Honey

Viral colds and coughs don’t stand a chance against this honey-based cold remedy. When you drink this cold remedy tea made with raw honey, you’ll be feeding your body just what it needs to strengthen immune system resistance to further viral growth and infection.

Do Bees Eat Honey?

Do Bees Eat Honey?

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.

How Do Bees Care for Their Young?

How Do Bees Care for Their Young?

As a platform for how bees care for their young, the beehive is an incredibly complex and delicate ecosystem requiring numerous inputs and outputs for the brood to survive. This includes mixing and providing an exactly correct solution of nutrition for each stage of bee brood development, including for a new queen.

Can A Beehive Get Too Hot or Too cold?

Can A Beehive Get Too Hot or Too cold?

If a beehive gets too hot, the bee brood dies and the honey gets dehydrated too quickly. If a beehive gets too cold, broods die off and the nectar cannot dehydrate fast enough to make honey. Ninety-five degrees is the exact right temperature for a hive.

Strawberry and Pecan Salad with Honey Dressing

Strawberry and Pecan Salad with Honey Dressing

Looking to add a bit of sweet and nutty flavor to a salad? Using Allisons’ Apiaries zesty-sweet Florida orange blossom honey or orange blossom blackberry honey with this salad dressing recipe will make an otherwise dull salad into something you’ll crave!