Honey Sleuths Clamping Down on China’s Fake Honey

The honey detectives are closing in on China’s shady syrup swindlers. Detecting honey laced with sugar syrup is notoriously tricky, but a new test could provide the evidence needed to make fake honey prosecutions stick.

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In Honor of Teresa

Because of Teresa’s extraordinary talent, inspirational voice, and personality, Amen Bee will proudly be labeling our new Orange Blossom Honey “Theresa.” The honey will be provided in a beautiful custom-designed hexagon jar and will be available in the Fall.

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Bee Pollen – A Summary

Last month we looked at bee pollen: what it is; how it is collected by both the bee and the beekeeper; and some of the ways it is used by both bees and humans. This month, we will explore the constituents that make-up bee pollen and some of the potential nutritional and medicinal benefits for you and me.

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Honey for Wound Healing

Wound healing is a complex process with many interdependent pathophysiological and immunological mediators to restore the cellular integrity of damaged tissue. Cutaneous wound healing is the repair response to a multitude of pathologies induced by trauma, surgery, and burn leading to the restoration and functionality of the compromised cells.

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Pollen Alters Amino Acid Levels in the Honey Bee Brain

Pollen nutrition is necessary for proper growth and development of adult honey bees. Yet, it is unclear how pollen affects the honey bee brain and behavior.

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This is Sweet Elena

ELENA is not only a phenomenal friend that I enjoy speaking Italian with but a very creative artist. She brings old-world charm to the table with passion and “Gusto.”

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Has Your Honey Been Adulterated?

Examples of adulteration might be blending the honey with other syrups, cane sugar, and other ingredients to dilute its quality. Pasteurization and heating is...

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Bee Poem by Patrice Vecchione

Patrice Vecchione has written a lovely poem about spring, bee pollinating, and beekeeping. The poem was inspired by interactions with Lynne and the bees of Amen...

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How Amen Bee Makes its Honey

Lynne Bottazzo extracts only capped honey from the hives after the bees have entirely removed the moisture with their wings. Instead of heating her honey to...

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