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Health benefits of honey

Cup of hot tea & honey
Cup of hot tea & honey

Attached is an excellent article on the health benefits of honey.  We like to eat a little bit of honey on a regular basis.  A spoonful in a cup of hot tea is a great way to start.  http://honeypedia.info/health-benefits-of-honey

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Winter 2015.

Sap bucket covered in snow.
Sap bucket covered in snow.
Sap barrels covered in snow.
Sap barrels covered in snow.

P1120551 P1120550 P1120549 P11205482015 was a cold and snowy winter.

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Honey

Bees returning with full pollen baskets.

Watch these honeybees returning with full pollen baskets.  Pollen provides the protein and other nutrients essential for growing brood.  It’s also very healthy for us to eat.

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Winter is approaching

Beehive wrapped in foam board.
Beehive wrapped in foam for winter warmth.

The 1st of December and winter is approaching.  The beehives are wrapped in foam board on three sides to help keep the honeybees warm.  Freezing temperatures won’t kill them if they have plenty of food to eat, but if they run out they’ll starve as there is no food outside of the hive they can get.  The colder it gets the more they’ll eat as they convert calories into heat.  The foam helps them to stay warm and therefore eat less.

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