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The Honeybee Brain

How Our Brains are Similar to the Honeybee In many respects, the honeybee’s brain is not as cognitively advances as humans but at the same time, humans and honeybees have a number of things in common. For example, human brains contain tens of billions of neurons that send signals throughout the body, while honey bees…

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Get Some Honey with Your Wine

How Honey is Used to Make Mead Centuries ago, mead was the drink of choice – ancient Greeks, Chinese, Danish warriors, and Egyptians enjoyed this alcoholic beverage. The origin of mead is still unknown, but the manner in which it was made is still in practice today. Honey is the main ingredient in all mead…

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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Hurts More than the Honey Industry

All things considered, beekeeping is considered a relatively small industry in the United States. Last year (2014), it is estimated the industry generated over $325 million in revenue. I already know what you are thinking…how do I get a small business like that? However, like many smaller niches, beekeeping affects many other industries, most notably,…

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How is Honey Made?

When you think about it, the process of making honey is truly incredible. The fact that these tiny insects are responsible for making this delicious food (by the way, it is the only food product creatied by insects that humans eat) is amazing. Are there synthetic products that can imitate the flavor of honey? Sure,…

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Honey and Horse Care

Long before we had medicine, foods and plants were used to treat conditions in both humans and animals. Oddly enough, using “natural” items to treat the same conditions today is often called holistic or alternative healing. One such food product that falls into this category is honey. Both in “olden” times and currently, honey plays…

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Honey Trivia

Bar Trivia is becoming more and more popular throughout the United States. While there has always been some fascination with trivia, the game of Trivial Pursuit put it in the limelight and before long, local tap rooms were devoting full evenings to testing the random knowledge of patrons. You just never know when honey will…