Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

The negative effects of nicotine addiction in humans are well understood in the scientific community, but its impact on honeybees is only just recently coming to light. Scientists have been trying to identify a conclusive cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) for years now, and the latest suspect is a class of pesticides derived from […]

Ever Wonder How Bee Swarms Navigate to a New Home?

Ever Wonder How Bee Swarms Navigate to a New Home?

You’re not alone. Scientists have been trying to find a definitive answer to this puzzling question for years. When a swarm sets out for a new home, only about 3 to 4 percent of the bees have actually scouted out the destination in advance. In spite of this remarkable fact, the bees are still able […]

Innovative New Hive Design Aims to Minimize Stress in Bees

Innovative New Hive Design Aims to Minimize Stress in Bees

Take a moment to imagine life as a honey bee. You spend the bulk of your days working tirelessly to harvest pollen and then taking it back to your hive to turn into delicious, nutritious food for your colony. It’s a simple life – one that is, for the most part, pretty quiet. Every now […]

Historic California Drought Hinders Honey Production

Historic California Drought Hindering Honey Production

A decade ago, California was the number-one honey producing state in the nation. Today, California honey accounts for less than 10 percent of America’s annual honey production. This worrisome decline is due in large part to the record-breaking drought that has been ravaging California for the last four years.   In January, Governor Jerry Brown […]

Research Provides New Insight into Health Benefits of Honey

Research Provides New Insight into Health Benefits of Honey

Beekeepers have long understood that the honey produced by their winged workers is more than just a sweet treat, but now scientists are finally listening up and taking note of the remarkable properties of honey as well. Studies at a number of leading research universities have found that honey harbors all sorts of potential health […]

The Drought for Honey Bees

  We are all familiar with the common needs for water, such as crop growth, fruit trees and cattle but we often forget about our buzzing friend, the honeybee! This year has been a dry one for honey makers and though beekeepers and honeybees have their own defined set of struggles, adding a drought to […]

Why that Jar of Honey will Bee Lasting You For Quite a While

  Did you know that there are very few foods that can remain perfectly preserved indefinitely?  Foods like salt, sugar and dried rice can all be used years upon years after first being purchased.  However, no one is really going to want to open up a container of any of these foods and just dig […]

Why Our Bees are Not Just For Making San Francisco Natural Raw Honey?

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We’re in the honey business, so we understand the importance of bees. For a lot of people they hate bees. They’d rather not have to deal with them at all and might be happy if they didn’t exist. The fact of the matter is bees play a huge role in our lives, even those who […]

Honeybees Play Large Role In Almond Pollination

  Almond pollination usually relies on wild bees and other species to pollinate and breed.  New studies show that honeybees are playing a larger role in the pollination process and have more of an effect on almond pollination when other bees are present. California’s total acreage for almond orchards now reaches 800,000, and each acre […]

Finding Out More About The Bees Who Make Our Honey

  Bees are essential to our business. We spend plenty of time taking care of the bees and using the honey they provide us to bring to you in our extraordinary products. Recently, a story was written about unlocking the genetic code of these insects. The article, which was published in BBC news Science and […]