About Frank the Beeman

Frank Mortimer is the author of Bee People and the Bugs They Love, (Kensington Publishing, March 2021) an adjunct instructor at the Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program, Vice President of the New Jersey State Beekeepers Association, and a Certified Master Beekeeper.Frank has promoted beekeeping throughout the Northeast by speaking to everyone from school children to gardening clubs and civic organizations. He has led beekeeping seminars across the Northeast and at The New York Botanical Garden. In addition, he successfully campaigned for his hometown of Ridgewood to become New Jersey’s first “Bee City USA.” Frank is married, has three children, and beekeeping is something the whole family enjoys doing together.

Beekeeping: An Earth Day Tribute

By |2021-04-11T17:58:54-04:00April 21st, 2021|Beekeeping, The Bee Book|

Beekeeping: An Earth Day Tribute. As a beekeeper, Earth Day is always a special day for me. It’s usually right around this time, mid-to-late April, when all the flowers, trees, and plants come to life and burst with color. Earth Day is also special as it’s a celebration of all nature’s beauty and wonder, which is a welcome return after a long, cold winter. Every year the day is buzzing, as everyone is so happy to be outdoors, in the sun and close to nature.

Honey Is Great For Skin Care!

By |2021-04-13T14:38:35-04:00April 13th, 2021|Franks Honey, The Bee Book|

Honey Is Great For Skin Care! Honey is the natural, purest way to rejuvenate, purify, and nourish your skin. Raw Honey is a natural humectant, helping your skin soak up moisture without feeling oily. Honey is also antibacterial, antimicrobial, making it great for clearing up skin conditions, helping it heal, and looking great.

Franks Hot Honey Garlic Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

By |2021-03-30T16:58:10-04:00March 30th, 2021|Franks Honey, Recipes|

Thank you Mr. Mortimer Sir. Imagine the grin I had on my face when the mailman delivered to me on Saturday a box; that whereupon opening I beheld three one pound jars of Frank’s Honey, Frank’s Hand Cream, Frank’s Lip Balm (which is better than Burt’s) and a copy of Bee People and the Bugs they Love. Immediately (well right after tasting the honey) I began to ponder “what culinary concoction can I create with this?”

How Do Bees Find Pollen?

By |2021-03-30T15:37:39-04:00March 30th, 2021|Beekeeping, Franks Honey, The Bee Book|

How Do Bees Find Pollen? This one question leads to many other bee-related questions such as: “Why Do Bees Collect Pollen?” and “What Do Bees Do With Pollen?” First, bees collect pollen to eat, as it is their source for protein. One of the bee’s super powers is its sense of smell. Bees will use their sense of smell to find blooming plants that contain pollen and nectar. After a foraging bee delivers its payload to waiting bees inside the hive, if the food source where she got it is good, the forager bee will tell her hive mates its location. Called the waggle dance, a worker bee will do a dance to tell her sisters about the location of a food source and gives directions for how to get there.

Frank’s Honeyed Old Fashioned

By |2021-03-13T20:44:26-05:00March 26th, 2021|Franks Honey, Recipes|

Frank’s Honeyed Old Fashioned - Here’s a sweet take on a traditional cocktail. The Old Fashioned has really lived up to its name, as it’s been around since 1880! However, for a sweet twist, replace the muddling sugar and/or simple syrup with 100% pure, raw, natural Frank’s Honey.

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