Did you know there are up to bees living and working in every bee hive? That is a lot of honey! Learn how you can become a backyard beekeeper and reap the benefits of having these friends buzzing around.
Honey Laundering an International Scandal, Experts Say. Buy your honey from local bee-keepers to assure you aren't consuming toxins like lead and other heavy metals, as well as drugs like chloramphenicol, an antibiotic.
Using Essential Oils for Honeybees. Three primary essential oils are useful in beekeeping: lemongrass, spearmint and thyme. Other oils such as wintergreen, spearmint and tea tree oil are also used in some formulations.