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
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
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
How Do Honey Bees Survive Cold Temperatures?
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…Read More
Local Honey Love
Do you love local honey? Are you SURE you’re purchasing local honey? More and more people are understanding the health benefits of local honey – from ingesting the natural pollen for allergy control, to antibacterial properties for wounds, to a soothing cup of hot honey and lemon for a sore throat. They are also understanding…Read More
Chronicles from the Hive: Da Bears!
The world is full of famous proverbs. Like “No use crying over spilt milk” or “Laughter is the best medicine”. Beekeeping is no different. Two of the most common I’ve heard over the years are “Ask 10 beekeepers and you’ll get 11 answers” or “It’s not a matter of if but when bears find your…Read More
10 Fascinating Facts About Our Little Honey Bees
If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll see many posts highlighting the fascinating aspects of our favorite pollinator, the honey bee. We want to take a closer look at this amazing little creature and provide some perhaps not-so-common facts that we hope will interest and astound you. After all, without the honey bee,…Read More
Chronicles from the Hive
Now that the efforts of our #No Mow May are being enjoyed by our little honey bees, and many other creatures that thrive on wildflowers and grasses, they are in full honey production! We thought it would be fun to give you some insider information on the world of bees in our hives. It’s almost…Read More