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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!…

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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…

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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…

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5 Reasons Why Beeswax Candles are Better than Paraffin Candles

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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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…

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Let’s Give Thanks to the Little Honeybee this Holiday Season…

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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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…

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Chronicles From The Hive: IT’S HARVEST TIME!!!

At Little Bee of Connecticut, we harvest our honey twice a year. Once in mid-June and again in mid-September. We just completed our last harvest of the year this past weekend. I thought it would be the perfect time to show everyone how we get that golden goodness direct from the hives and straight to…

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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,…

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