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May 1, 2022

Mid spring is the perfect time for fun outdoor activities and relaxing with friends and family before the heat of summer weather descends. However, it also comes with the prevalence of ticks and mosquitoes. Sure, these pests are irritating, but they can also spread serious illnesses. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are some of the most common illnesses that come from ticks, while mosquitoes are known to carry the West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and zika, among others.

April 1, 2022

Gardening can be a rewarding lifelong hobby, but it requires patience and commitment to start a garden. To achieve that picture-perfect garden, you'll need to be consistent with watering, trimming, pruning, and general garden maintenance. A well-kept garden is visually appealing.

March 3, 2022

People who adore honey typically fall into two categories: those that use it for specific and beloved rituals (e.g. spreading it on their English muffin or sipping it in their tea) and those who are open to trying it in as many different culinary opportunities as possible (e.g., drizzling it over a salad, incorporating it into a marinade, baking it into bread, etc.). Regardless of what type of honey-lover you happen to be, have you ever asked yourself the question, “What is honey, exactly?”

February 3, 2022

Honey is truly amazing. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and bacteria-fighting enzymes. Researchers report that honey also contains a variety of polyphenol compounds, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants can help prevent heart disease and cancer. Honey can actually help keep you healthy!

January 3, 2022

Cold and blustery winter air can leave one’s skin dry, chapped and itchy. If you’re looking for an all-natural ingredient to use that will banish these symptoms, honey is a wonderfully effective hydrator. It works by first attracting water to your skin cells and then sealing in the badly needed moisture. Because it is also chock full of antioxidants it is also good for pampering aging skin. Its antibacterial properties make it surprisingly effective at treating and preventing skin blemishes such as acne. Honey also helps to clarify skin by opening and unclogging pores.

December 2, 2021

Honey is a globally acclaimed and treasured resource that enriches many holiday celebrations by its incorporation into special recipes and use in cultural traditions. When considering what to give your loved ones, friends, neighbors or coworkers for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa—give the gift of honey. Honey has long been the symbol of sweetness, good health and prosperity and these are wonderful wishes to pass on to others for 2022.

November 2, 2021

Our Bee America family’s philosophy to preparing holiday meals for family and friends is simple and natural… everything is better and more importantly, sweeter with the addition of honey. As the fall and winter holidays approach people enjoy baking and cooking traditional family recipes. Incorporating honey into these treasured classics will only enhance their universal appeal.

October 3, 2021

Welcome October with a little honeyed sweetness on your waffle stack, morning toast, muffins or pastries. With cooler temperatures, golden light and colorful leaves throughout much of the country; autumn inspires a seasonal palate that is enriched by fall harvests. Taking a cue from a pumpkin-obsessed nation, we added our twist on the pumpkin spice craze to create Whipped Honey Pumpkin Butter that is bursting with fall flavor.

September 1, 2021

We love the taste of honey—how each taste—each batch is subtly different. Interested in knowing how honey is even made, how best to appreciate it, or how you can help honey bees in your neighborhood? Sign up to take a private honey tasting experience guided by our Bee America honey sommelier with your friends or coworkers. The experience is virtual and designed to be not only delicious, but also fun-filled and educational.

August 3, 2021

Watermelon is always a welcome treat during the summer months with its dark and light green stripes and its sweet and juicy red fruit.  But without honey bees, there would be no seedless watermelons and seeded watermelons would be far less common and also misshapen and stunted. Bees have to work very hard to pollinate a seedless watermelon, making up to two-dozen pollination visits for a single fruit to form.

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