2011 Kentucky State Beekeeper of the Year!
Honey bees are more than just insects!
Come and explore the many benefits of nature’s busiest bug and learn how their sweetest contribution to the dinner table has many hidden benefits.
Honey bees are often seen as just a nusiance or a little bug that stings you when you get to close but honey bees are actually a very important in the balance of nature. They are responsible for 80% of insect pollinationation of our plants and trees, including the product that you buy in a grocery store. Without honey bees, not only would we miss the sweet, all-natural nectar that is their bi-product, but the agricultural community would have to rely on synthesized pollination.
Honey has MANY health benefits and is full of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Honey made in your local community can help with sinus ailments since the honey is made from pollen of the plants in the area. Small doses of honey on a daily basis made from the pollen that triggers your allergies can help to build immunity to them! Honey is also a great catalyst in mosturizers. If you can't find lotion or shampoo with honey as an ingredient, add your own!
Honey bees are social insects and live in colonies called hives. Anywhere from 20,000-60,000 bees plus ONE queen make up the family. The females are the worker bees and only live 6-8 weeks. The males, are called drones, do not have a stinger and their sole purpose is for mating with the queen. These facts, and many more, can be found at Benefits of Honey.
Vanishing Of The Bees
A film, narrated by Ellen Page, following two beekeepers and their mission to bring awareness to Colony Collapse Disorder.