Did you know that the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar each year?! We’re practically eating our own weights in sugar—ew. Excessive sugar consumption is a huge issue here in North America. It’s responsible for dozens of deadly (yet highly preventable) inflammatory diseases, like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. It’s undeniable … Continue reading Honey v. Sugar, How Are They Made?
When you think of honey varietals, what do you think of? Maybe sweet clover? Wildflower? Apple or raspberry blossom? Manuka? Whatever comes to mind, odds are, you probably don’t really think about buckwheat. In fact, what the BUCK is buckwheat, anyways? Buckwheat: the grain, the myth, the legend. Seriously, is it even a grain? … Continue reading What the BUCK is Buckwheat Honey?!
Robin Jones is passionate about two things: beekeeping and culinary garden design—a pretty stellar combination if you ask us. But Robin didn’t always have her heart set on bees. Robin had a “traditional” job out in California as a creative director working with big ad agencies. By all definitions of the word she was successful. … Continue reading Unveiled: Gardening and Beekeeping with Robin Jones
When you’re sick, all anybody really wants is a little relief. Odds are, if you open your medicine cabinet right now, there is at least one bottle of neon-colored cough syrup—or maybe a pack of candy-like cough drops—or some other OTC special sauce to ease the head-pounding discomfort of an unwelcome virus. (And let’s be … Continue reading The Nasty Ingredients in Your Medicine Cabinet + 6 Legit Natural Alternatives
We live in a pollination nation. Migratory pollination is the way the majority of beekeepers make money—over two-thirds of the US honey bee population gets trucked across the country from season to season. It’s the only way for many beekeepers to survive. They are unable to compete with the dirt cheap prices of the global … Continue reading Migratory Pollination… Are We Asking Too Much of Bees?
Do you think you’d have the guts to practice beekeeping in a skirt? Well, Ariella Daly sure does. This self-proclaimed ‘honey bee wild woman‘ has been practicing natural beekeeping for 8 years in Northern California and has been rocking a skirt almost the whole time! But, skirts aside, the way she came into beekeeping is … Continue reading UNVEILED: Ariella Daly, Beekeeper in a Skirt
Summer heat waves can be a real struggle without the refreshingly cool blast of air conditioning—major respect for humankind before the invention of central air! But if you’re overheating in your home, never fear! You can just move into a hive—they come with some of the best air conditioning around, powered by bees! … Continue reading How to Keep Cool Like a Bee
When Steph Munro was strolling through her local garden center to buy plants, she had no idea that her life path was about to take a major turn. As it turned out, her local bee society was there, talking to gardening enthusiasts about beekeeping and which plants best attract bees. Currently doing some landscaping herself, … Continue reading UNVEILED: The Beekeeping Journey of Steph Munro (Munro Honey Co)
Get ready for that clear, dewy complexion you’ve always wanted. No, it doesn’t involve expensive beauty serums, invasive procedures, or hours of super hot yoga. It’s as easy as loading up on your hive superfoods, both inside and out. Ingestible beauty products are all the rage right now—and our hive couldn’t buzz any more … Continue reading Beauty Starts with B.Powered!
What do you do when you’re tired of working for the U.S. government? If you’re Tara Chapman, you take up beekeeping. After almost 10 years working for the U.S. government—doing intelligence and oversight in Pakistan and Afghanistan—Tara stumbled upon a chance beekeeping class. Game for a new hobby, she took it and absolutely fell in … Continue reading UNVEILED: Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey