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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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#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…

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Chronicles from the Hive

Bee Hive - Bee Keeping - Little Bee of CT

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…

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Join or Create a ‘Pollinator Pathway’ in your Town!

Butterfly Crossing Sign with Flowers

Ready to have your mind blown? Bees and other pollinators are secretly traveling on their very own “highways” called Pollinator Pathways. Okay, maybe it’s not that big a secret to those of you in the know. But for many of you, this is big and exciting news! Are you aware that there are probably Pollinator…

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#NoMowMay: Give Yourself and the Bees a Break this May

Honey Bee Polinating Flower - Little Bee of Connecticut

We’ve all heard that “April showers bring May flowers”, right? All of that April rain (or if you live in CT… snow and sleet!) has really made the trees, and our lawns, come alive. Many of you have probably even done your first full lawn mow of the year because the grass is pushing up…

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