Honey, Wine, Vineyard, Beekeeping

Honey and Terroir: How Wine and Honey Can Mix

A honeybee hive’s natural environment determines the color, consistency, and flavor of the honey within it. Simply put, honey has terroir, defined as the characteristic taste and flavor imparted to wine by the environment in which it’s made. Anthony Hamilton Russell, who owns the Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South America, directly compares honey to wine because…

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Soccer, Bumblebees, Research, Colony

Scientists Train Bees to Play Soccer

Not only are bees a key component of our ecosystem, but they’re also extremely intelligent. Specifically, bumblebees have demonstrated an aptitude for learning various activities, including sports. In a recently published study by Science, researchers from London’s Queen Mary University discovered that bees can learn complex tasks we never would have expected—like playing soccer.  The team…

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waffles, manuka honey, peaches

Waffles with Honey Cream and Grilled Peaches

For those who love breakfast more than any other meal of the day—and love trying new things for themselves or their family—these homemade waffles with honey cream and grilled peaches are a surefire way to start the day off right. Using homemade, subtly orange-scented batter, specialized and sweetened cream (thanks to Manuka honey), and deliciously…

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Lemon Water, Cocktail, Manuka Honey, Brinkley

How Christie Brinkley Stays Fit at 63

For years, supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley has entertained us all, from appearances in Sports Illustrated, Glamour, CoverGirl magazines and the classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. Along with film, Brinkley has worked in TV, theater, magazines, publishing, politics, and animal rights advocacy. With such a busy life at age 63, Brinkley has to look her best,…

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