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Saw Palmetto Honey

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

This ground scrub Palm (Serenoa repens) grows wild throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. It is called saw palmetto, as it has small thorns that look like saw teeth on each side of the Palm frawn stem.buy Gourmet Honey Now Walking through the saw Palmetto could cause slicing right through your pants and flesh. This palm has a small trunk that lays on the ground and tilts 90° for the very small palm head to stand erect.

The saw Palmetto has been known in the natural remedy world for its herbal oil that is derived from the Palmetto Berry and used as a supplement for prostate enlargement. The gathering of these berries in recent times has caused gathers to be prosecuted for trespassing as the palmetto berry price nears five dollars a pound.

The blossom from the saw Palmetto is the source of a nectar that is not produced anywhere else in the world. Palmetto honey is the premier gourmet honey and has a flavor that can only be described by the taster. It has a distinct floral bouquet and an equally fine finish that would be used to describe a marvelous wine.

In the late 1960s, developers started clearing land for homes and businesses, slowly migrating inland from the coast of Florida, consuming palmettos by the thousands of acres. An acre of palmettos may take 50 to 75 years to grow to the maturity of producing marketable palmetto honey. Each year, the acres of palmettos shrink and the volume of palmetto honey goes down.

This unique gourmet honey, may one day be referred to only in fond memories. At the present, this premier honey graces the table of many native Floridians, a few gourmet chefs and some vacationers. Most Palmetto honey is consumed within the region that it is produced leaving little to be exported outside the tri-state area.

Palmetto honey ranges from light amber in color to amber, and has a water content of 15 to 17%. This mild and marvelous flavored honey has little or no aftertaste and granulates slower than most honey’s.

Experience the royal nectar of Saw Palmetto honey, purchased today!

Palmetto honey has become the perfect inclusion for gift givers. The honey gift is warmly received, tastes good for a moderate price. Surprise a friend with a honey of a gift that you can bet they haven’t received before and the recipient will love the taste!

Palmetto honey tea:
1 cup of hot water
1 teaspoon apple cider
stir and place a small leaf of spearmint in the tea.

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A Hive of Honey Bees

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

We know that bees have been producing honey as they do today for at least 100 million years. Bees produce honey as food stores for the hive during the long months of winter when flowers aren’t blooming and therefore little or no nectar is available to them.buy Gourmet Honey Now European honey bees, genus Apis Mellifera, produce such an abundance of honey, far more than the hive can eat, that humans can harvest the excess. For this reason, European honey bees can be found in beekeeper’s hives around the world!

Honey bees are social insects, with a marked division of labor between the various types of bees in the colony. A colony of honey bees includes a queen, drones and workers.

The queen is the only sexually developed female in the hive. She is the largest bee in the colony. The life span of a queen bee is around 5 years, of which she can produce eggs, at its best, for the first 2 years. A productive queen can lay 2500 eggs in a single day, out of which 90% is female.

Workers feed the queen and larvae, guard the hive entrance and help to keep the hive cool by fanning their wings. Worker bees also collect nectar to make honey. Honey bees’ wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.

There can be 100,000 air miles in a pound of honey.

One gallon of honey corresponds to 12 pounds.

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Honey Bees' Oddly Hypnotizing 'Shimmering' Is Actually a Clever Defense  Gizmodo

Have you ever seen bees shimmering? It's pretty neat! It's also oddly mesmerizing, as evidenced by a widely circulated video of the phenomenon recently ...



Vaccine for Honeybees Could Be a Tool to Fight Population Decline  The New York Times

Scientists hope the vaccine can make bees more resilient against diseases that can wipe out entire colonies.



When conditions are right, honey bees turn selfish  Cosmos

South African Cape bees turn the honey bee reputation for cooperation on its head. Andrew Masterson reports.



Colony Size Drives Honey Bees' Overwinter Survival  Entomology Today

Research in Pennsylvania shows that overall colony weight and the number of worker bees to be the leading factors in determining overwintering survival of ...



Roll Up Your Sleeves Honey Bees, Vaccines Are Coming  HowStuffWorks

You might have heard about how honey bees (Apis mellifera) are doing poorly these days. It's different, though, from the situation many of the world's vulnerable ...



Higher Education Center offers class on caring for honeybees  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — A beginner beekeeping class in Abingdon is likely to create a buzz among people who want to learn about getting honey from a hobby ...



Honey Bees' Defense Wave is Mesmerizing  The Weather Channel

Amazing video of a honey bee colony protecting its home against wasps -- by creating a mesmerizing defensive wave. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch ...



Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood  Phys.org

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, including pesticides, diseases, poor nutrition and habitat loss. Recent research ...



Honey bee parasites, varroa mites, feed on fatty organs, not blood  Science Daily

Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed ...



Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees  Phys.org

Among the social insects, bees have developed a strong and rich social network, where busy worker bees tend to the queen, who in turn, controls reproduction ...



Winter blooms keep the honeybee buzzing  Tallahassee.com

The social insect with a matriarchal home life is still active and buzzing around Leon County and the vicinity.



Students create probiotic to help honeybees fight deadly fungus  Phys.Org

A team of University of Alberta students are hoping to market a probiotic they created to help honeybees ward off a fungal infection that has wiped out entire ...



Let’s Hear It For Honeybees  The Story Exchange

In this podcast, we explore the plight of the bee and talk to Kristy Allen, a beekeeper and advocate who is running a thriving business, the Beez Kneez in ...



Learn about honey bees during Tuesdays at 2  Port St. Joe Star

Many of our everyday food sources depend on pollinators such as honey bees--but what do we really know about our busy friends? Daphney Glass, the Head ...



From gene editing to robotic honey bees: the pollinator crisis and new technology  Geographical

A tightening of restrictions on the insecticides known as neonicotinoids has brought hope that the decline in honey bees and wild pollinators can be reversed.



Girl Scout wants kids to appreciate honeybees as valuable pollinators  Virginian-Pilot

Savannah Bowers earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. The Great Neck resident created “Abuzz for Honey Bees,” a conservation ...



Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?  The New York Times

We might be able to save honeybees from viruses transmitted by invasive parasites without chemical treatment.



Honey bee geneticist named UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus  Daily Democrat

Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., a UC Davis alumnus whose administrative career took him from chairman Department of ...



Honeybees win tournament, improve to 5-0  Stephenville Empire-Tribune

The state's top-ranked Class 4A girls soccer team, the Stephenville Honeybees, returned from the Fredericksburg Hill Country Classic with the tournament title, ...



The new Rockwool plant may affect the local honey bees  WDVM 25

In Jefferson County, the Rockwool plant has been a touchy subject for many, with opponents saying the plant will bring adverse effects to residents both big and ...



So you want to be a beekeeper? You're in for a wild ride before you get your sweet reward  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Caring for a colony of one queen and up to 60000 worker bees requires commitment, attention to detail and, above all, planning.



The young woman who wants to put bees in your office  BBC News

More honey bee colonies are disappearing every year. Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is using generations of family beekeeping knowledge to think up a promising ...



This honeybee parasite may be less vampire and more werewolf  Science News

Inventing decoy bee larvae prompts a back-to-basics rethink of a mite ominously named Varroa destructor.



ASU honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr. named UC Davis distinguished emeritus  Arizona State University

Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus provost of Arizona State University and University of California Davis alumnus, has ...



Video shows honeybees' mesmerising 'Mexican wave' defence against predators  Stuff.co.nz

This hypnotic video shows honeybees in Vietnam doing the 'Mexican wave' to protect themselves.



Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators  Phys.org

The reddish-brown varroa mite, a parasite of honeybees and accidentally introduced in the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007-08, is about the size of a pinhead.



This high-tech beehive protects honey bees from their mortal enemy  Digital Trends

Since the 1980s, Varroa Destructor mites have been wreaking havoc on the world's honey bee populations, and beekeepers haven't had a good way to fight ...



On a mission to save the honey bees of Donegal  Donegal News

A DONEGAL-based natural bee-keeper is on a mission to provide suitable housing for honey bees across the country and is seeking help in compiling a map of ...



Honeybees sting another to remain undefeated; Hornets fall  Delta Democrat Times

The Greenville High School Honeybees remained perfect at 19-0 with a 67-36 thrashing of the Clinton Lady Arrows Friday night.



Honeybees crush Mineral Wells, 58-17  Stephenville Empire-Tribune

With senior guard Autumn Nichols providing 20 points with her outside shooting attack and the defense almost air tight, the state-ranked Stephenville ...



Cooking with Kim: The benefits of honey bees and lemon trees  Monroe Evening News

Honey is one of the oldest foods in the world. It has been used as a food source and as a medicine as far back as 1500 B.C.. There is evidence that beekeeping ...



Puerto Rico May Hold the Answer to Saving the Bees – Mother Jones  Mother Jones

The quick succession of Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out Puerto Rico's electricity and displaced thousands of people from their homes. The storms also ...



What 88 Bee Genomes and 10 Years of Studying Apples Tell Us About the Future of Pollinators - D-brief  Discover Magazine

Stroll through an apple orchard in bloom, and you'll be surrounded with the buzz of busy bees. But unless the farm manager has rented hives of domesticated ...



Lady Tigers drop to 0-2 in district with loss to Honeybees  The Glen Rose Reporter

GLEN ROSE — With only eight total games in District 7-4A play, the Glen Rose Lady Tigers haven't done themselves any favors in the first two. “We have put our ...



Bee Collapse: The Varroa Mite Is More Destructive Than Scientists Ever Knew  Inverse

The drastic decline in global honeybee populations is no secret. The phenomenon has been named “colony collapse syndrome,” and though it's not clear what ...



Distinguished U of M professors to speak at Dinner on the Bluff  Fillmore County Journal

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is proud to announce its lineup for their 2019 Dinner on the Bluff speaker's series, now in its 15th year. University of ...



D'vash Organics Vegan Sweet Potato Nectar Is the New Bee-Free Honey  LIVEKINDLY

Is honey vegan? D'vash Organics, which makes healthier sweeteners like date nectar, has launched a new bee-free vegan honey, organic Sweet Potato Nectar.



Researchers develop a machine learning method to identify fake honey  Tech Xplore

A team of researchers at Imperial College London and UCL have recently developed a new method to authenticate honey using machine learning and ...



Finnish Scientists Develop Edible Insect Vaccine To Save Bees  DOGOnews

In addition to providing us with delicious honey, the hardworking honey bees also pollinate about a third of food crops and almost 90 percent of wild grasses, like ...



Bees and not honey are what natural beekeepers focus on  ABC News

Beekeeping is usually about making honey but there is another way of operating with a different goal in mind.



Hornets Get 3rd-Straight Win with Sweep of Series against Suns | Charlotte Hornets  Hornets.com

GALLERY: Photo Gallery | Fashion | Honey Bees | Glen Rice Presentation VIDEOS: Glen Rice | Honey Bees | Team Highlights | Biyombo Highlights | James ...



'Getting to know bees' at Elbert County Public Library  Elberton Star

'Getting to Know Bees' 2:00p.m. Sunday, January 20 at the Elbert County Library. Kathy Bourn from Lake Hartwell Beekeepers Association will present ...



Woodland abuzz over becoming a ‘Bee City’  Daily Democrat

If you hear a slight hum in the air it may be due to a Woodland City Council decision to be designated as a “Bee City USA” member. The council voted ...



'Beefriending' pollinators: Appalachian named one of nation's 61 Bee Campuses  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian State University for providing a safe campus with sustainable habitats for some of its smallest, and ...



Finnish Scientists Develop First Insect Vaccine  American Veterinarian

Although often overlooked as leaders in the food production industry, honeybees pollinate more than 80% of the world's plant species and are considered ...



Honeybees win tourney games to go to 17-0 - ddtonline.com: Sports  Delta Democrat Times

After his girls basketball team won all of its games last week at the Hattiesburg Holiday Tournament, Greenville girls basketball coach did some research and ...



UA fighting tropical diseases with form of mosquito 'birth control'  Arizona Daily Star

Researchers studying how targeting certain gene will disrupt mosquitoes ability to produce viable eggs.



Keepers hold mid-winter meet, discuss hive health, bear threat Local News 0 comments  Butler Eagle

About a dozen beekeepers gathered recently for a mid-winter check-on on the area's hives.



How Humans Are Hurting Honeybees' Ability to Reproduce  National Geographic

From pesticides to land development to electromagnetic pollution, humans often harm the ability of honeybees to reproduce.



Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases  Fox News

The first-ever vaccine for insects now exists, thanks to scientists at the University of Helsinki in Finland hoping to save one of the most crucial pollinators in the ...



Researchers Create First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine | Smart News  Smithsonian.com

The compound protects against the American foulbrood disease, but the same technique could lead to protection against other major pathogens.



Beekeepers to meet in Scottsville | Community  Glasgow Daily Times

The South Central Kentucky Beekeeping School will be held Feb. 2 at the Allen County Scottsville High School Science Wing, 1545 Bowling Green Road ...



Scientists discover that bees count using only four brain cells  Daily Mail

A researcher at Queen Mary University of London found that a computer model with four nerve cells could count up to, and beyond, five using simple ...



More Honey Bee Hives To Go High-Tech With ApisProtect  Forbes

Monitoring honey bee hives by hand is passé. The buzz these days is about high-tech sensors inside hives. They help commercial beekeepers keep colonies ...



Growth & Jobs | Female bee farmer targets major commercial engagements  Jamaica Gleaner

Recipient of the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force's (JDAT) initial Investor Circle micro grants, Patricia Parchment, plans to venture into commercial bee ...



First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine Offers Hope for Pollinators and Fruit Growers  Fortune

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have developed the first edible vaccine for honey bees.



What’s Happening to Honey Bees?  Growing Produce

There's a harmonious relationship between fruit and nut crops and honey bees. The fruit and nut industry depends on these pollinators. Honey bees are ...



Hive vandalism kills thousands of honey bees in Iowa  USA TODAY

An Iowa farmer lost tens of thousands of bees and about 150 pounds of honey after vandals trashed his colonies with cinder blocks and bricks, leaving the ...



A village on a honey chase is new buzz in town  Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Dinesh Kumar Rana, having woken up early in the morning, leaves home to picks up a couple of villagers and be on their way to their ancestral ...



'Just plain stupid': Manuka honey explosion leaving Hawke's Bay bees 'starving'  New Zealand Herald

A veteran Hawke's Bay beekeeper says many people trying to get on board the manuka honey gold rush are actually causing the local honey bee population to ...



Why Pesticides Pose Different Kinds of Risk to Non-Honey Bees  Entomology Today

A new collection of reports in Environmental Entomology highlights the need for pesticide risk assessments that account for the differing qualities and behaviors ...



Honeybees, in decline for decades, finding new homes in unusual places  New York Post

The yellow and black pollinator is being welcomed into unusual places like Delta across the country – all to combat the drastic decline in honeybee populations ...



A mushroom vaccine could save the honey bees  Grist

A new study gives declining bee populations and the people trying to save them new hope.



Honeybees at risk from Zika pesticides  Science Daily

Up to 13 percent of US beekeepers are in danger of losing their colonies due to pesticides sprayed to contain the Zika virus, new research suggests.



'All our electricity comes from the River Boyne': Irish companies get honest about their eco-journeys  thejournal.ie

The companies were presenting at the Showcase international trade fair that looks at products made and designed in Ireland.



Tennessee 'bee whisperer' removes 35,000 honey bees from brick wall  Fox News

A bee removal expert in Tennessee is making quite the buzz after extracting an estimated 35000 honey bees from a brick wall.



Honey Bees May Fight Off Viruses With Help From Fungi - D-brief  Discover Magazine

New research suggests honey bees may be protected from devastating viruses by eating extracts derived from fungi.



Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?  Smithsonian.com

“I'm surprised it took you so long to ask,” Brandon Hopkins says with a laugh. The 35-year-old entomologist is preparing samples to be sent to the USDA ...



A Honeybee With Two Fathers And No Mother  Forbes

A female honeybee with two fathers -- and no mother -- has been discovered; the first ever of her kind observed in nature. Female worker honeybee, Apis ...



Keeping honeybees doesn't save bees – or the environment  The Conversation - UK

It's no secret that bee populations are in decline across the UK and Europe. There has also been a fantastic increase in public awareness over the past few ...



Here's how clumps of honeybees may survive blowing in the wind  Science News

Honeybees clumped on trees may adjust their positions to keep the cluster together when it's jostled by wind, a new study suggests.



Some honeybees have four parents or no mother – and we don’t know why  New Scientist News

The first genetic study of part-male, part-female honeybees shows these bees can have multiple fathers, but it's unclear how this happens.



Glyphosate disrupts honey bee gut bacteria  Chemical & Engineering News

Glyphosate is among the most widely used agricultural chemicals in the world, and the companies that make it describe it as safer and more ...



Louisiana beekeepers say honey bee population is dwindling  KPLC

80 percent of the food we eat is dependent on insects for pollinating, Most of it is done by honey bees.



First Vaccine for Honey Bees Developed in Finland  Growing Produce

Bloomberg reports scientists at the University of Helsinki have developed the first vaccine to protect honey bees against microbial infections. Advertisement ...



A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds  The Conversation - US

Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.



3 ways to create a honeybee haven at home  The Washington Post

Select the right blooms, provide water and avoid pesticides to help happy pollinators.



'Heart and soul of Minneapolis music scene' Willie Murphy dies at 75  Star Tribune

He excelled at the blues, and suffered from it, too, but Willie Murphy was best known for consistently bringing joy to Twin Cities audiences for five decades ...



Honey Bee Health: Problems and Solutions  The Splendid Table

Bee researcher Bernardo Niño explains what a healthy honey bee colony looks like and takes us inside the research of a mysterious colony collapse disorder.



Numerical ordering of zero in honey bees  Science Magazine

It has been said that the development of an understanding of zero by society initiated a major intellectual advance in humans, and we have been thought to be ...



We discovered more about the honeybee 'wake-up call'—and it could help save them  Phys.Org

Worldwide honeybee populations are in peril – and it's a dire situation for humans. Threats from climate change, toxic pesticides, and disease have all ...



Honeybees are hurting. What else can pollinate our food?  The Seattle Times

Farmers are turning to other types of bees — like the blue orchard bee, the bumblebee and alfalfa leafcutter — that have proved to be effective pollinators of ...



Honey Bees Aren't the Only Insect to Produce Nectar, Says Ecologist  Inverse

There are seven species of Apis honey bee in the world, all of them native to Asia, Europe, and Africa. Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, is the species ...



While We Worry About Honeybees, Other Pollinators Are Disappearing - The Crux  Discover Magazine

A hyperfocus on the plight of hooneybees has left thousands of other species in the dark.



No Buzz, No Problem: Study Shows How Honey Bees Pollinate Blueberries  Entomology Today

A new study shows how honey bees pollinate blueberry crops, despite lacking the skill for buzz pollination thought necessary to access blueberry pollen.



Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide  Phys.Org

Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed ...



Base personnel join Propolis Project to help honey bees thrive  Dayton Daily News

Collaborative research efforts between members of the 88th Civil Engineer Group Natural Resources Program, the Propolis Project and researchers at Penn ...



How you can help fight the honey bee colony collapse disorder  USA TODAY

The die-off of America's honey bee colonies, which are disappearing in droves because of parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition and disease, leave beekeepers ...



Time to Create Some Buzz for Honey Bees  Growing Produce

The irony of writing this month's cover story is not lost on me. In fact, buzzing, stinging insects and I have a strange relationship. When I was a very young, ...



Edible vaccine may protect honey bees from deadly microbial infections  Genetic Literacy Project

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with potentially disastrous.



Kingaroy markets show off a sweet hobby  South Burnett Times

Especially for Kumbia local Joe Brown, who is a frequent stall holder at the Kingaroy markets. Farming honey has been Mr Brown's hobby and passion for years, ...



Plan Bee: The Rise of Alternative Pollinators  The New York Times

Honeybees are under siege, straining the business of farming. Now growers are turning to other bee species to help their crops.



Honey Bees Beard to Beat the Heat  HowStuffWorks

Bees cling to one another in the shape of a beard to stave off heat. HowStuffWorks takes a look at bee bearding.



Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite  Phys.Org

Beekeepers and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle's genome by Agricultural Research *Service* (ARS) scientists and their ...



Why Smoking Soothes the Stressed-Out Bee Hive  Entomology Today

A new study that explores the effect of smoke on honey bee (Apis mellifera) behavior finds that it reduces the instance of bees releasing a venom droplet in their ...



Honeybees May Be Dying in Larger Numbers Due to Climate Change  Bloomberg

Beekeepers in the U.S. reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the last year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing ...



Honey Bee Populations Are Dwindling. Here's What Will Help Them  Forbes

What can people do to help bees? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better ...



Honey bees zero in on the empty set  Science Magazine

The number zero is central to contemporary mathematics and to our scientifically and technologically advanced culture (1). Yet, it is a difficult number to ...



Why are so many Florida honeybees dying?  Tampabay.com

FORT MEADE -- Jim Doan pats the bees gently with the flat of his big palm. Without acrimony, the nurse bees and worker bees amble toward the edges of the ...



Honeybees may hold the secret to stem cell youth  Medical News Today

The royal jelly that honeybees make to produce new queen bees seems to contain a secret ingredient that can keep stem cells 'young' and powerful.


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