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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…

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It’s not that we are partial to beeswax, though we are. Very. It’s that the science behind how beeswax is created versus how paraffin wax is created speaks for itself. There may be diehard fans of each type of candle…some very famous candle brands use paraffin wax…but we’d like to show you why we think…

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With the mega-frigid temperatures we’ve been enduring here in CT, it is extremely hard to imagine the sweet warmth of spring. However, today must serve as a reminder to us all that spring is indeed just around the corner, because it’s National Seed Swap Day! We have to admit, seed swapping is not something we’ve…

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For us in CT, it’s the middle of winter. There isn’t a heck of a lot of snow on the ground, but it is cold… most days anyway. The pollinators we see in droves during warmer weather are out of sight and out of mind. But, they shouldn’t be! This is the time to start…

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We had our first substantial snowfall of the 20/21 winter season here in Southbury, CT this week. Over a foot of snow fell and gave us the chance for a white Christmas! With the snow comes cold temperatures and biting winds. Are you wondering how honey bees survive the cold weather we have here in…

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We’ve called this the season of giving, the season of light, the season of all things merry and bright.  But… let’s not forget… the season of the cookie! Cookie swaps, cookie trays given as gifts, cookie tins in the workplace kitchen or staffroom… they are everywhere during the holidays. Especially during the holidays! We know…

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OK…that’s an understatement. COVID-19 has knocked us all for a loop in our personal and professional lives. At Little Bee of CT, we’re gearing up for the season of feasts, the season of joy and the season of togetherness. However, because of the current situation in our world, we’re going to celebrate this holiday season…

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Without the honeybee, there would be no Thanksgiving Feast! “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man..”      —Albert Einstein   We’re very thankful that the little honey bee who has helped provide the food for our…

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“The world is plentiful with honey, but only the humble bee can collect it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson   In our last blog post, we described the difference between truly local honey and honey produced from bees that are rented out and gather their pollen and nectar from sources far and wide. We’ll explain why choosing…

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