Is Honey Kosher?

Is Honey Kosher?

If you adhere to a kosher diet, you may be wondering whether or not you can eat the honey from Marshall’s Farm. After all, honey is an animal product derived from a non-kosher species, right? Well, sort of. Although honey is made by bees, it’s not technically an animal secretion. Bees make honey by sucking… Continue Reading

Come Visit Us at the California Honey Festival in Woodland

Come Visit Us at the California Honey Festival in Woodland

Looking for a fun and family-friendly weekend activity to take part in this spring? On Saturday, May 5, you can find us at the second annual California Honey Festival in downtown Woodland! This festival, which was designed to promote honey products, honey bees and beekeeping, will feature a variety of lectures and demonstrations that are… Continue Reading

New Microscopic Particles Absorb Toxins in Honey Bees

New Microscopic Particles Absorb Toxins in Honey Bees

Neonicotinoid pesticides have emerged as one of the foremost threats to honey bee colonies in recent years, but a new type of micro-particle developed by researchers at Washington State University could help protect bees from the toxic effects of pesticide exposure. These tiny particles—which are roughly the size and shape of a grain of pollen—act… Continue Reading

Researchers Use Honey Bees to Study the Human Brain

Researchers Use Honey Bees to Study the Human Brain

The human brain is a fantastically complex organ that has mystified scientists and philosophers for centuries. The average brain contains about 100 billion neurons that work in tandem to help us perceive the world around us and execute cognitive tasks quickly and efficiently. But because they seem to defy the conventional rules that govern other… Continue Reading