Posts by Little Bee of Connectitcut
Regenerative Farming – What is it and why is it important?
Regenerative Farming from ‘Organic’ to ‘Regenerative Organic’ – It Starts in the Soil What does ‘regenerative farming’ really mean? Well, It’s the process of replenishing nutrients in plots of land that have been exploited for decades and then ultimately repairing the damage. It can completely transform a landscape and return biodiversity to an otherwise starved…Read More
Where the Wild Places Are!
What is a wild place? Have you seen one? Ok, we know some if you have wild places IN your homes but leave the kids and pets out of it because we’re only talking about the great OUTDOORS! 🙂 “A wild place could be a 15-minute drive from home where we can walk among plants…Read More
Chronicles from the Hive: The Beekeepers Calendar
For beekeepers across the country, the end of the calendar year is usually the quietest time. The honeybees are in their winter cluster and there’s not much the beekeeper can do for them until spring. Many of us use this time to reflect on what went well, what went wrong, and what to do differently…Read More
New Product Launch: CLAY + HONEY Facial Masks!
The combination of clay and honey bring some amazing and surprising health benefits to your skin. We’ve all had ENOUGH of masks in the last two years to last a lifetime. Wearing masks all day can wreak havoc on your skin by trapping moisture, sweat and oils, which act as a catalyst to irritate…Read More
Honeybees are Crucial to California’s Almond Crops
The demand for crops dependent on honeybees and other pollinators, such as almonds, apples and blueberries, has grown over 300% in the past 50 years. This recent study, published by Environmental Science & Technology, also outlines that the areas most dependent on pollinators for crop survival provide the worst conditions to house these same pollinators!…Read More
Is the EPA Going to “Follow Science” or Bow Down to Big Ag?
We are passionate about many things, and as you know, many of those things involve honey bees! The little honey bee, along with all the other pollinators we promote on our social channels and on our blog, are so very important to our food sources and the ecosystems that support life, that we want to…Read More
Starting a New Honey Bee Hive
When our customers learn that Little Bee of Connecticut has their own honey bee hives, they become curious and want to know what’s involved. One of the most frequently asked questions is: How do you start a new hive? We posted a small series of videos a few weeks back which highlighted the steps we’re…Read More
#NoMowMay: Four Reasons to Hold Off on Mowing Your Lawn in May!
Two weeks are left in this glorious spring month and we want to talk a little more about how not mowing your lawn, for just one month, can really allow the wildflowers to bloom, which in turn will support the bee, and other pollinator, population. Here in CT, the buzz of lawnmowers is a weekly…Read More
3 Sweet and Easy Spring Honey Recipes
Spring honey season is a few months away, and we’re prepping our hives to get ready for the harvest! We’ve added 3 new hives this past week, which we’ve been sharing on social media. We’ll also share a full blog post in the near future describing all that goes into adding hives. If you don’t…Read More
Pollinator-Friendly Garden – Spring to Fall
Did you know that although bees are not colorblind they see color in a completely different way than humans? Bees use UV light to locate their food sources and will zero in on flowering plants that bloom in their favorite colors (meaning those most visible to them), which are yellow, purple, blue, white, violet and…Read More