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Honey Extraction

As mentioned at today's group meeting, I'll be extracting honey from my hives tomorrow (Sun) at noon. If you want to observe the process, email me and I'll send you directions. A reminder: it's a pretty straightforward ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Jul 13 2014 - 12:26am - 1 comment - 0 attachments

More Research Identifying Pesticides As Major Cause of CCD

Here's a new report from the Harvard School of Public Health that provides additional evidence that pesticides, neonicotinoids in particular, are highly linked with colony collapse disorder (CCD): REUTERS/HEINZ-PETER BADER ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - May 9 2014 - 3:52pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

A Great 'Bad' Honey Harvest

I had a bad honey harvest this year. And, boy, is it good. I say it's "bad" because I had expected to have nearly 10x more honey to harvest by now. My bees really disappointed me on the volume side of things this year. But, I did ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Oct 20 2013 - 2:57pm - 5 comments - 0 attachments

'Super Honey' Healing Soldiers & Killing Superbugs

An entrepreneur is funding R&D to heighten honey's natural antiseptic powers and create a natural super-healing salve. Initial reported results of the resulting " Surgihoney " product are promising: Wounds and ulcers, ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Aug 20 2013 - 9:56am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

More Than Honey - The Movie

A new documentary coming out June 12th that looks to have some incredible visual appeal and open up discussion about the importance of bees to our food security and planetary health.  I hope it gets more people talking about the incredible predicament ...

Discussion - jasonw - Jun 7 2013 - 10:41pm - 31 comments - 0 attachments

"Honey Laundering": Most Honey Sold In US Stores is Fake

Testing conducted by Food Safety News finds that most honey sold in retail stores in the US isn't "honey". Surprised? I was. More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - May 29 2013 - 1:41pm - 10 comments - 0 attachments

Beginning Beekeeping

At the Rowe weekend, a number of people approached me about my experience now that I'm wrapping up my first year as a beekeeper. Given the pace of the weekend, those discussions were rushed. And there were several folks I ended up not having ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Mar 20 2013 - 11:11pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

First-ever honey harvest

File this in the "If I can do it, anybody can do it" column... This weekend, I harvested honey for the first time from my first (and only) hive.  It was amazing. And surprisingly quick and easy. The hive (actually, only 4 frames of ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Mar 20 2013 - 11:17pm - 27 comments - 0 attachments