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
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…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
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…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