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Cooking with Honey

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Cooking with honey is as simple as addition. Pastries cookies in our cakes made with gourmet honey have improved keeping qualities as the honey tends to keep the pastry from drying out. This is very important if you’re going to be baking in advance of a holiday.buy Gourmet Honey Now

Use 1 teaspoon baking soda for every cup of honey used when baking. This helps to neutralize honey’s natural acidity.

To measure honey, moisten the cup or spoon with olive oil before measuring the honey.

It is best to lower the bakery temperature of the oven about 25° to prevent honey baked goods from over browning.

Honey is made of simple sugars that are easy to digest. Because they are in this form they can be absorbed directly into the body. Four fifths of honey, by weight, is in the form of simple sugar. The remaining 1/5 is water, small amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals.

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Jelly and Jam Recipe using Honey instead of Sugar

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Honey can be used in the making of jelly and jams by using half honey and have sugar in the usual proportions. If you are making gourmet jelly and jam then DO NOT USE any ole honey. Use a premium gourmet honey. Start as usual by boiling the fruit, but with a little less water than when using all sugar.buy Gourmet Honey Now Be sure to cook all the skins in cores until every bit of the jelly substance has been extracted. Now strain as usual. bring strained juice to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Add the sugar and bring to a boiling point again. Then add the honey and cook until the jelly will set when tested.

Jams using Honey instead of Sugar

Crush the fruit slightly, allow three fourths cup of honey to a cup full of fruit. Add half the honey to the fruit. Stir well and allowed to stand for an hour. Then heat slowly stirring constantly. Boil for 10 minutes or until the fruit is soft. Then add the remainder on the honey, stir well, and cook until the jam was set when tested. Boil rapidly after adding the remainder of the honey.

If the fruit mix looks dry, use your discretion regarding adding a little water, consider the condition of the fruit and remember honey itself is 20% water.

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Honey History

Sunday, February 04th, 2007

Bees found in prehistoric amber show that honeybees have changed very little in a million 1/2 years. Although they have developed a stinger to defend themselves, they looked exactly then as they do now.buy Gourmet Honey Now

Honey is one of the oldest known foods to man. As a natural food honey is the only food that is made by an insect that is consumed my man. With all of man’s scientific engineering and advanced technology he has failed to be able to duplicate the honey that is made by a honeybee. As early as 7000 B.C. honeybees were included in the drawings of the Egyptian pharaoh tombs, containers of honey and bread were buried there. Complete animal and human mummies have been found in vessels completely filled with honey.

Honeybees arrived in America with the pilgrims in 1620. The Indians called the honeybees the “white man’s flies”. His cultivation of the lands increased, pollination of crops were needed to produce products in abundance. The honeybee today is responsible for billions of dollars of crops that are taken for granted from apple’s to cabbage. Without the honeybee to pollinate our crops, there would be a severe famine within 12 months.

Recently, the introduction of the Africanized honeybee has brought a new fear of the BEES in general. The Africanized honeybee looks no different than the Italian honeybee that has been used in America for hundreds of years. The Africanized bee is a hybrid between the bee from Africa and the Italian honeybee. Research on this hybrid was being done in South America, and an inspector accidentally took out a queen excluder that allowed a fertile hybrid to escape into the wild. The Africanized honeybee has migrated from South America to as far north as Kansas. All bees can only sting one time. In the process of stinging a pheromone is released, alerting the rest of the beehive of danger. The colony of bees stings in masses. Africanized bees are very aggressive. The Italian being is fairly docile. You cannot tell the difference between them with the naked eye. South Americans still harvest honey from Africanized bees.

Honey is the natural and unrefined, perfect sweet, rich in enzymes, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Honey has been used in natural remedies since the beginning of time. Most of the honey on the store shelf has been pasteurized to kill the essential enzymes that aid in digestion. Commercially sold honey has usually been blended with all many different varieties of honey that has been collected by the beekeeper.

Honey collected from one source of flower nectar, is called monofloral honey. Gourmet Honeys usually come from one flower source. These special honeys are sought after by people from all over the world because of the special care, given the honey by the beekeeper. The honey is collected before it is mixed with other flower source honeys and then bottled as pure as possible.

Gourmet honeys are usually not gathered in amounts large enough that they can be made commercially available and shipped to supermarket chains. Look for a beekeeper that advertises a gourmet honey gathered from his area. Compare this gourmet honey with the other gourmet honeys that claim to be the same from that general area. You will soon recognize the beekeepers that offer quality premium gourmet honeys.

Honey is still the only natural sweetener that is the safest to consume with the highest nutritional value.

Honey is the only food that includes all the basic nutrients to sustain life, including water.

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Modesto Pollinator Festival is for the birds. And the bees. And other helpful bugs  Modesto Bee

The first Modesto Pollinator Festival, with a costume parade, speakers and expert information on protecting native plants and their pollinators, is coming to the La ...



Actor Morgan Freeman has transformed his Mississippi home into a bee sanctuary  WMUR Manchester

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has made quite a step into conservancy, converting his 124-acre Mississippi home into a honeybee sanctuary.



Our main pollinators are the Bees  Jamestown Sun

How quickly the seasons seem to change with the arrival of Spring right around the corner. These past few months have greeting us with a great deal of snow ...



Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields  Phys.Org

Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of ...



Pollination calculation: Every bee counts  Good Fruit Grower

Online tool helps growers assess how much pollination they get from wild bees.



As bee populations decline, study aims to understand plant and pollinator interactions  Nevada Today

Anne Leonard awarded National Science Foundation grant to fund bumblebee research.



Why endangered species matter  Phys.Org

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was established in 1973 to protect "imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend" and help them recover.



Protecting Pollinators: Program Works To Register Money-Making Beehives  CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It's almond blossom time, and that means bees are getting busy. It's also when thieves strike, stealing hives right out of the orchards.



Orchid-spotter Paula Phillips Marks searches for a rare pink bloom as spring comes to life in Sonoma County  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Few flowers can cause you to stop dead in your tracks as effectively as a wild orchid. Graceful, dignified, and delightful, these stars of the botanical world are as ...



Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a sanctuary for honey bees  Daily Mail

Morgan Freeman has converted his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees, in a bid to help the counter the insects' decreasing population, ...



Widespread loss of pollinating insects  The Ecologist

Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found.



Should you raise honey bees? | Community  ECM Publishers

I am fortunate to have a very large vegetable garden, a berry garden, and eight apple trees. (My wife tends to several flower gardens, as well.) Because of this, I.



Highlands hydro scheme to be built across rare butterfly reserve  The Scotsman

Plans for a mile-long renewable energy pipeline through the habitat of one of Britain's rarest butterflies have been approved. Highland Council overturned an ...



Podcast: Primer on bees, varroa mites and the 'Beepocalypse' that never was  Genetic Literacy Project

This time it's all about the bees! From the composition of a working hive to the diseases that plague honey bees, plant pathologist Steve Savage delves.



Kimmel Orchard to be site of free beekeeping course  Syracuse Journal-Democrat

A free Exploratory Beekeeping Class will be taught from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, 5995 G Rd. The course is ...



Limerick council delays grass-cutting programme to help bees pollinate  Limerick Leader

LIMERICK City and County Council has delayed the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas in order to help to give bees and other pollinator ...



Caged flowers could save rare bee in one of its last strongholds  Charity Today News

A first-of-its-kind project offering hope for one of the UK's rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with ...



Time for business to learn about the birds and the bees - The Forum for the Future blog  edie.net

Climate change is finally making headlines the world over with a level of urgency to make people sit up and listen. This focus is desperately needed, but the ...



Heron Mark Tattoo & Gallery to host art installation from the Good of the Hive  Mountain Xpress

Heron Mark Tattoo & Gallery, located at 290 Haywood Road in Asheville, will host an interactive art installation by the Good of the Hive founder Matthew Willey ...



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.



Drought-hit farmers of Marathwada turning to green pastures of west Maharashtra  The Indian Express

The farmer says that his income had seen a spike over the last two years, a part of which, he said, could be attributed to bee-farming that he had taken up to ...



Pollinating drone bees can’t replace honey bees, ecologists calculate  The Next Web

The successful demonstration of remote-controlled "drones-bees" by Netherlands' Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has been making news since ...



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.



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.



Beyond honey bees: Wild bees are also key pollinators, and some species are disappearing  The Conversation - US

Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, ...



Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse  The Guardian

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out.



7 Things You Should Know about Bees and Other Pollinators  Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

What are pollinators, and why do we need them? Read on to find out why pollinators are so important!



Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest  NPR

Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce ...



Agriculturally dominated landscapes reduce bee phylogenetic diversity and pollination services  Science Magazine

Biodiversity is sometimes quantified purely by the number of species within a system that allow it to function to produce ecosystem services. Grab et al. show that ...



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.



Fact check: Is two-thirds of Australia's food production reliant on bee pollination?  ABC News

Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa says that two-thirds of Australia's food relies upon bee pollination. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds that to be overstated.



Pollinator friendly: Six ways you can help bees and butterflies thrive  The Irish Times

Here's how to make your garden a haven for hungry pollinators.



Article: Bee grateful this Thanksgiving for native pollinators  The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Many people do not realize that native bees have been pollinating the continent's flowering plants long before honey bees were brought from Europe. As bees ...



In the absence of bees, flies are responsible for pollination in the Arctic region  Phys.Org

Mikko Tiusanen, MSc, in his doctoral dissertation, investigated the structure and functioning of plants and their pollinators in Arctic regions.



This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm  WIRED

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.



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.



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 ...



Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers  NPR

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there ...



Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves  The Ohio State University News

It's about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die ...



The World Bee Project Hive Network Aims To Be The First To Track Pollinators Globally  Forbes

Seventy percent of global food crops depend on pollinators, but urbanization, monoculture, disease, predators, and pesticide use have conflated to shrink bee ...



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 ...



Solar Farms Shine a Ray of Hope on Bees and Butterflies  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...



Flowers can hear buzzing bees—and it makes their nectar sweeter  National Geographic

Even on the quietest days, the world is full of sounds: birds chirping, wind rustling through trees, and insects humming about their business. The ears of both ...



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 ...



The Super Bowl of Beekeeping  The New York Times

Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn't be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the ...



This robot could help pollinate crops if we kill all the bees  Fast Company

Inside a greenhouse at West Virginia University, a robot is rolling down aisles of blackberry plants learning to act like a bee. Computer vision algorithms are ...



Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way  WIRED

This story originally appeared on Reveal and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting ...



The Race to Build a Better Bee  JSTOR Daily

Could drone pollinators help secure our future food supply?



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.



It's National Pollinator Week! Get the buzz on USGS pollinator research  United States Geological Survey

The bee marked in yellow is this hive's queen. There is usually only one queen in a hive, which the worker honeybees feed, follow, and protect.(Credit: Marisa ...



Invasion of the 'frankenbees': the danger of building a better bee  The Guardian

The long read: Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.



14 Pollinator-Friendly Colleges That Have Us Buzzing  Sierra Magazine

Bee Campus USA-certified schools bring bees to higher education.



Brian Minter: Mason bees are important pollinators  Vancouver Sun

What can we do in our home gardens, especially small space gardens, to create a habitat for mason bees? Brian Minter finds out.



Native bees are powerful pollinators, and there's a simple way to help them  ABC News

Native bees and other wild insects tend to get overlooked — but these amazing Australian animals could be instrumental in helping us feed a growing world ...



Sorry, vegans. If you don’t eat honey, avocados might be off-limits, too.  The Washington Post

One thing that most sensible people can agree on — whether they're vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to — is that ...



Hemp fields offer a late-season pollen source for stressed bees  Science News

Colorado's legal fields of low-THC cannabis can attract a lot of bees.



Bees face yet another lethal threat in dicamba, a drift-prone pesticide  Reveal

This article was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization. While soybean farmers ...



12 interesting facts about bees  AGDAILY

Bees are crucial to the agricultural industry. Here are 12 interesting facts about bees, nature's first farmer.



Citizen 'beecologists' digging into pollinator decline mystery  GazetteNET

When Larri Cochran sees a bee in the Northampton Community Garden, she does not avoid it. Rather, she whips out her camera to snap photos and videos.



Honey a no-no? Why you might want to rethink eating avocados  South China Morning Post

If you're a vegan and object to eating honey, should you avoid eating avocados because orchards are pollinated through migratory beekeeping that's cruel to ...



The secret to better berries? Wild bees  Phys.Org

Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields—producing ...



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 ...



Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies  Science Daily

Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of ...



B&Bs for bees: the bid to save Sydney's pollinators  The Sydney Morning Herald

An airborne highway with rest stops for birds, bees and other insects will be created across Sydney in a bid to help food security and biodiversity. Animals that ...



I-76 Is Blossoming Into A Pollinator Highway For Colorado Bees, Birds And Even Flies  Colorado Public Radio

Soon the buzzing heard down the I-76 won't just come from cars, but from hives of pollinators too. The route connecting Denver to Nebraska is becoming a ...



Unusually Hot Spring Threw Plants, Pollinators Out of Sync in Europe  InsideClimate News

Butterflies hatched early with the heat, but their flowers hadn't opened yet. Bees are under pressure, too. 'You can see the climate change.'



Study Reveals Striking Decline of Vermont's Bumble Bees  UVM News

A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont's species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in ...



What's the buzz? The value of bees - The Money  ABC News

Bees are worth about $14.2 billion to the Australian economy, most of it in pollination services. They pollinate about a third of the food we eat such as almonds, ...



Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinators  The Conversation - UK

Honeybees are responsible for only a third of crop pollination in Britain.



Can listening to bees help save them - and us?  BBC News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning help save the world's bees? That's the hope of scientists who are scrambling to reverse the dramatic ...



Pollination Drones Seen as Assistants for Ailing Bees  Robotics Business Review

Pollination drones are being developed by researchers worldwide, copying biological designs to help farmers as bee populations decline.



'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs  NPR

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose ...



Pollinating as important as honey for beekeeping income  Duluth News Tribune

MEDINA, N.D. — All was quiet in the pasture until Chad Price and Brandon Weatherly started moving bee boxes. Then the persistent buzz in the air was ...



Pesticides threaten all 4,000 bee species in North America. Why does research focus on saving just one?  The New Food Economy

In a new series of studies, scientists acknowledge that we don't know nearly enough about the thousands of wild bee species agricultural producers depend on.



Bee surveys in newest national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere  Phys.Org

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah ...



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 ...



Monitoring the Dangerous Decline of Wild Bees  Pacific Standard

Bees are an essential part of food production and a healthy ecosystem, so following the rise and fall their populations is essential.



Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers  The Guardian

Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers' food crops, expert to tell UN.



How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways  Smithsonian.com

As the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitement.



Robotic insects could pollinate plants should bees collapse  Digital Journal

Bees, which perform the vital pollination role required for framing, are in decline. In case of an event that wipes out most bees from the planet, scientists are ...



Cities could save the bees. They're healthier than farm bees.  Quartz

Bumblebees are making it in the city. Research published in the Royal Society B found that bumblebees living in urban areas experience healthier lives than ...



11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators  Rappler

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators.



Pollinating as important as honey for modern beekeeper incom...  AG Week

MEDINA, N.D. — All was quiet in the pasture until Chad Price and Brandon Weatherly started moving bee boxes. Then the persistent buzzzzz in the air was ...



Bee part of the solution to the pollination problem  Irish Times

Zurich startup offers each one of us the chance to help ensure the survival of the bees.



Native Bees And Northwest Alfalfa Farmers Form Productive Partnership : The Salt  NPR

Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country's alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of the most unique agricultural ...



Why Bees Are Vital for California Almonds, According to an Economist  Inverse

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy-to-grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth ...



Beyond honey bees  MSUToday

One in every three bites of food we eat is made possible by bees. They pollinate almonds, apples, blueberries, squash, tomatoes and many other popular crops.



Wild Bees Are Dying and Ecosystem Collapse Will Follow—But Nobody’s Taking Notice  Newsweek

Most conservation initiatives are aimed at the honeybee. But the decline of native bees, which are crucial to preventing the collapse of ecosystems, is receiving ...



World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have ...



Planting for pollinators: Waynesville couple seeks to educate on the benefits of native bees  Smoky Mountain News

Jill Jacobs and her husband Brannen Basham hold up one of their handmade bee houses amid flowering native plants at their home in Waynesville. Holly Kays ...



The BrambleBee robot promises to help honeybees pollinate flowers  Digital Trends

Honeybee populations are declining at a terrifying rate. BrambleBee, a new pollination robot developed by researchers at West Virginia University, may one day ...



Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?  The Conversation - UK

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, ...



The Plight of the Humble Bee  The Wall Street Journal

Stung by the 'beepocalypse,' farmers and scientists are struggling to replenish fallen colonies, as bee rustlers swipe hives and food crops suffer.



'Beefriending' pollinators | Appalachian Today  Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University has been named one of 61 national Bee Campuses as part of The Xerces Society's Bee Campus USA initiative.



Need Bees? Virginia Is Giving Away Hives To Help Pollinators  WAMU 88.5

Virginia is trying to reverse the decline of bees by giving away free beehives.



A New Study Shows How Mushrooms Could Save Bees. Yes, Mushrooms.  Mother Jones

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 ...



Mutant bees and robotic pollinators: Why beekeepers are concerned for the future  Techly

Bees are a fragile and incredibly essential cog in the wheel of agricultural production. But the indiscriminate use of pesticides and lack of proper regula.



With Bees Scarce, A Drone Pollinates A New York Apple Orchard  Futurism

The first apple orchard to be pollinated by a drone is currently waiting to see how the hexacopter will compare to conventional practices.



Insecticides Could Be Making Bees Less Curious  Forbes

New research shows that when exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides, bees are less motivated to forage widely for food.


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