Essential oils should not replace modern medicine

October 08, 2018

As I’m typing this, I’m diffusing essential oils. Orange and patchouli—my favorite blend—engulf the room as my diffuser blinks in colors from blue to green to purple. It smells amazing and brings a peaceful ambiance to the room.

A mushroom vaccine could save the honey bees

October 07, 2018

Over the past decade, the honeybee story has been the stuff of science fiction. Back in 2006, beekeepers first noticed their honeybees were mysteriously dying off in huge numbers, with no clear cause. For some, a whopping 30 to 90 percent of their colonies were disappearing, especially on the East Coast. 

How to Make Bit-O-Honey!

July 03, 2018

Bit-O-Honey is a honey-flavored taffy candy made with bits of almond. The store-bought variety started mass production in the 1960's, but this recipe will give you the real homemade taste of taffy.

The last honeybee refuge in the U.S. is disappearing

July 03, 2018

WASHINGTON — Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found. The country’s hot spot for commercial beekeeping is the Northern Great Plains of the Dakotas and neighboring areas, where more than 1 million colonies spend their summer feasting on pollen and nectar from nearby wildflowers and other plants.

Bet You Never Knew What These Common Foods Look Like in Nature

July 02, 2018

Brad Farmerie, the New York City-based executive chef at AvroKO Hospitality Group, has worked with servers who best know scallops as “buttery,” “seared” or “delicate.” So one time when they saw a fresh delivery, some didn't recognize the creatures hidden in their rustic shells, Farmerie recalls. 

Which Essential Oils Combat Common Medical Problems?

July 02, 2018

While the use of essential oils might seem like a new and popular trend, people have been using them for thousands of years to achieve full body and mind wellness. The ancient Egyptians were some of the first to extract oils from different plants for aromatherapy and embalming, and the Greeks would later use these oils for healing, perfumication and offerings to the gods.

Study: honey bees understand nothing

June 07, 2018

Zero, zilch, nothing, is a pretty hard concept to understand. Children generally can’t grasp it until kindergarten. And it’s a concept that may not be innate but rather learned through culture and education. Throughout human history, civilizations have had varying representations for it (the ancient Romans, for instance, had no numeral for zero, but the ancient Mayans did).

Colorado State University to study honey bee health

May 31, 2018

Colorado State University Extension, CSU College of Agricultural Sciences and the Colorado Department of Agriculture have been awarded a grant for $132,000 to span three years from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to monitor honey bee health and to educate hobby beekeepers new to the field of honey bee husbandry.

Organic Bee Pollen Ice Cream

May 07, 2018

Enjoy this recipe for organic bee pollen ice cream!

3 Easy habits that you can pursue today to dramatically improve your “sustainability score”

May 07, 2018

Green living isn’t only beneficial for the environment. By practicing certain habits, you can also greatly improve your “sustainability score.”

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