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.

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?

Sweet Swedish Meatballs

By |2021-02-21T19:57:09-05:00February 10th, 2021|Beekeeping, Franks Honey, Recipes|

Here's an old family recipe for sweet swedish meatballs passed down to my wife by her Swedish Mother who got it from her Mother and so on. These are delicious and oh so filling on a cold winter's day. We like them so much they have became a holiday tradition in our household, to the delight of friends and family.

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