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The Queen's Rise to Power, the Brutal Fate of the Male Drones, and the Life of Liesure
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The Struggle for the Throne in a Beehive is a Brutal Tale of Darwinian Drama
Bees For Peace 14 y
Scientists Are Using Bees to Help Locate and Disarm Land Mines That Are Killing People and Rendering Farm Land Useless
Long after the last bullet has been fired the wounds of war keep killing. Millions of land mines buried by opposing forces are left scattered throughout the world rendering farm land useless and killing and maiming innocent people. Locating the mines is expensive and painstaking work. Now scientists are trying to use bees to do this work! Using bees is inexpensive and initial studies indicate very affective. I love it when we humans can make cooperative alliances with our animal friends to make this a better place to live.
Sandia, University of Montana researchers try t ... read more
Amazing Stories of Bee Venom Therapy 14 y
A Few Stories About How Bee Venom is Being Used to Successfully Treat MS, Arthritis and Other Diseases
Using bee stings as therapy dates back for thousands of years. Many are now using bee venom to treat MS, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Here are some amazing stories of those who have found relief from bee stings when modern medicine had given up.
Healing from the Hive
by Christine Norris
Taken from the 1997 July/August "Motivator" and reprinted with the kind permission of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
For Donna Domby of Michigan, just getting through the days was a chore. The 42-year-old mother of two grown children was dia ... read more
What is Honey? 14 y
A Fascinating Look at What Honey is Exactly and the Amazing Process Behind its Creation
What is Honey?
Honey is not “bee vomit” as some refer to it. No, in fact honey is one of the mother nature’s amazing gifts and perfect foods if harvested and used correctly.
There is some confusion as to exactly what honey is and why the bee make its. This is how the bee makes honey. At some point in the spring time the queen bee, the matriarch of the bee community, sends out a message - “okay people, time to get busy.” The bees send out a few scouts as the weather gets warmer, the scouts check out the area flowers and sense the tempera ... read more
Urban Beekeeping ~ Sweets in the City 14 y
The English Are Proving You Don't Have to Live in the Country to Enjoy the Wonderful Benefits of Beekeeping
This is a short article about the latest craze in English cities - beekeeping! They enjoy it much like a New Yorker might enjoy raising pigeons. This fascinates me, I would love to do this. Imagine getting up in the morning and going to harvest a big fistful of delicious fresh raw honey for your morning wake me up! We city dwellers lose a lot by not staying in contact with nature and her rythms. Something like this would help a lot. It came from www.bees-online.com a wonderful bee resource.
City dwellers get a buzz from the simple joy of beekeeping
Amelia Hill - Sund ... read more
Raw Honey ~ Raw Nutrition 14 y
You May be Surprised to Find Out That Raw Honey Has Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacteria, and Anti-Fungal Properties
The site I got this articel from is www.whfoods.com. - which stands for world’s healthiest foods. It is an absolutely wonderful resource. They list many many diffreent types of foods and give a very thorough nutritional rundown, a history, and the vitamin and mineral content. I have gotten many quesitons answered and been educated on multiple subjects on this site.
This wonderfully rich golden liquid is the miraculous product of honey bees and a naturally delicious alternative to white sugar. Although it is available throughout the year, it is ... read more
Royal Power From Royal Jelly 14 y
The Amzing Qualities of The Queen Bees Favorite Food
Royal Jelly: Ancient Medicine With New Applications
For most of human history, honeybees have been known as the golden-colored creatures that steal nectar and pollen from fragrant flowers, and create sweet-tasting honey. But other products from bees have been used since ancient times, including royal jelly. The ancient Egyptians used this milky mixture as to stave off aging and keep their skin soft and young looking. This use continues to this day, and royal jelly is being studied for even more exciting health and medical b ... read more
Propolis ~ Bee Glue 14 y
Where Propolis Comes From, What Bees Do With It, And How We Can Benefit
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What is it and what do honey bees do with it ?
Photo Copyright 2002 Kerrie Purcell
See the blackish colored resin in this honey bee’s pollen basket ?
The Worker Bees make this into "propolis"
This resinous substance is gathered from the buds or limbs of some trees. It is brittle in cold weather but so sticky in the warm weather that the workers apply it immediately to stop up cracks inside the hive to keep out the wind and rain, to reduce too large an entranceway, and to strengthen the combs at their juncture with the walls of the hive. ... read more
Bee Pollen Superfood 14 y
Bee Pollen is a Potent Superfood, Bacteria and Fungus Fighter, Anti Carcinogen, and Weight Loss Aid
The Use of Bee Pollen as a Superfood By Dr. Joseph Mercola What Is Pollen?
Pollen is the male seed of flowers. It is required for the fertilization of the plant. The tiny particles consist of 50/1,000-millimeter corpuscles, formed at the free end of the stamen in the heart of the blossom. Every variety of flower in the universe puts forth a dusting of pollen. Many orchard fruits and agricultural food crops do, too.
Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. It cont ... read more