processed sugar

Retired Couple Cut Processed Sugars, Turned It Into “Healthy” Business

While most people consider retiring once they hit their 60s, Steve and Joyce and Thorson chose to reinvent their lives and with gusto. Canners, gardeners, and occasionally cattle owners, the Thorson’s live outside of Manhattan, Montana, with Steve owning several construction companies and Joyce previously working as a TSA agent with Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.…

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Azerbaijan, honey bees, beekeeping, Caucasian bees

Azerbaijan Out to Improve Honeybee Gene Pool

In Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, which is a small country bordering Armenia, Iran, and the Caspian Sea, the country’s Agriculture Ministry, along with the help of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), hosted a seminar for a new project they’re implementing: “Improving living standards of rural population through increasing productivity in beekeeping.”…

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Manuka honey, New Zealand, myrtle rust

NZ Scientist Says of Myrtle Rust: We’ve ‘Lost the Battle’

New Zealand, known as the birthplace of everyone’s favorite gourmet Manuka honey, may have possible “lost the battle” against a fungus called myrtle rust, according to a leading scientist, with the official who’s leading the country’s response saying New Zealand might have to face losing several vulnerable plant species. However, there is still hope of…

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Pollination, honey bees, blueberries

Honeybees Discover New Ways to Pollinate Blueberries

As the world’s most famous pollinator at this point, given all of their coverage following the arrival of colony collapse disorder, honeybees are known for their effectiveness and their crucial role in agriculture production. Interestingly, however, they are surprisingly ineffective when it comes to pollinating certain crops, such as tomatoes and blueberries, that other pollinators…

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honey tasting, honey bees, honey taster

Connecticut Beekeeper Helping America Develop Honey Taste Buds

While most honey lovers can satiate their honey cravings indiscriminately, others choose to take it further by cultivating their taste buds. One such individual is Marina Marchese, who lives in Weston, Connecticut and runs a local honey business. Her goal is simple—to develop America’s palate for tasting and distinguishing honey. After learning her trade in…

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