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.

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.

Frank’s Honey Grillin’ Glaze

By |2021-03-13T11:52:17-05:00March 13th, 2021|Franks Honey, Recipes|

Are you looking for ways to sweeten your summer BBQ? Well, then you should try Frank’s Honey Grillin’ Glaze. Sometimes during the hot summer months when my family is outside, we want to grill, but we’re not in the mood for anything heavy. Instead, we want something that’s healthy, refreshing and tastes amazing.

How To Sweeten Up Your Backyard

By |2021-03-13T11:32:29-05:00March 13th, 2021|Beekeeping|

Backyard beekeeping has seen a huge resurgence as more people have become aware of the hardships facing our favorite honey-loving bug. What better way to adjust to social isolation than to care for the world’s most social insect?

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