honey festivals, manuka honey

It’s Honey Month!

September Starts National Honey Month in the U.S. When we think about bees, we often think about the delicious, sticky honey they produce that we enjoy on our morning toast or in our cup of tea. While bees are most well-known for producing honey, we sometimes forget that bees are an important part of our…

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Virginia Celebrating Honey in September

Honey Month Celebrations Under Way September has been declared Honey Month in Virginia, this thanks to Governor Terry McAuliffe. September is when Virginia beekeepers harvest the most honey, making it a fitting month for celebration. According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, honey production and the correlating services, including pollination, are important…

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Fake Honey Dealer Arrested in Ghana

Man Arrested for Pushing “Fake” Honey Concoction Abu Adams, a 23-year-old man residing in Sukura, has been arrested in the Prampram District for being a fake honey dealer. Adams is being accused of defrauding many individuals, including law enforcemen,t by selling the concoction of jiggery, sugar, and ghee and passing it off as honey. According…

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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,…