‘CCD’

Are there pesticides in honey?

pesticides in honey

To ask if there are pesticides in honey is quite legitimate. If those toxic chemicals are in flowers’ nectar aren’t they in honey, too? Are they dangerous to us? will see… Agriculture needs toxic chemicals to fight against weeds, insects, bacteria, rodents and so many others. To resist those poisoning substances, the plants have been GMO-ed. Everything has changed. And this change threatens the quality of the other byproducts, like honey. The commonly used insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed… Read More

News from beekeeping: beginners increase their number as never before

start beekeeping today It is easy

With more and more technology beekeeping is getting easier. Beginners have increased their number a lot this year but somehow we don’t have more honey. We are told the bees disappear. Despite the fact that conventional medicine has begun to recognize the good benefits of honey consumption. Or maybe, because of it? We have more beekeeping beginners though we still hear about colony collapse disorder and less and less honey bees. Would that mean that the damage we bring to… Read More

Can I keep bees in my backyard? Yes. Meet the city bees!

keeping bees in the city

Why are there bees in the cities? I know they travel a lot in search of nectar, but in the center of a city where there is basically only concrete, there shouldn’t be any bees, in my opinion. How about backyards, can I keep bees in my backyard? For me bees are connected to nature, and a city has little nature in it. But as with everything, things have changed here as well. Bees can live in a city, and the tendency… Read More

Go to the Halloween party dressed as a bee family! Plead for their safety and have lots of fun!

halloween party and how to dress ourselves

Personally I don’t like Halloween. Probably because I’m a peaceful person and all those scary masks and costumes that we “have” to wear, don’t look very friendly to me. How could they? Their own purpose is to be as unfriendly and scary as possible. Not to mention that I have a spider-phobia… But I understand the necessity of such a holiday, though the correct name would be “celebration”. I know the origins were still not yet agreed upon and I believed all… Read More

Save the bees and plant some melliferous flowers, aka honey plants!

seed melliferous flowers

Everyone of us can help a little and save the bees. Spread some melliferous flowers seeds and this will help the bees find more food. We don’t have to turn into beekeepers for this. What are melliferous flowers? Translating this is will be like “a flower that makes honey”. Can’t they all? Don’t all flowers have pollen and nectar? No. And even more, not all flowers that make nectar and pollen are liked and visited by bees. First because the… Read More

What causes CCD? Do pesticides kill bees? Or radiations? Pathogens? Aliens?

what is CCD

What causes CCD? Do pesticides kill bees? These are valid questions we hear a lot these days. But what if the truth is completely different, and the pesticides are merely dust in the eyes? Of course anybody connected somehow to the bees, wonders what causes CCD. The possibilities are numerous and it’s quite easy to blame someone else. But who is blaming who here? What is CCD? It’s Colony Collapse Disorder. A highfalutin way of saying that bees are disappearing. Because this is the… Read More

Einstein said: “If the bees disappear…” – Give me a break, Einstein!

what Einstein said about the disappearance of bees

No, I don’t believe Einstein said that. And I don’t believe this is what would happen. Today, the Internet is so full of quotes of some illustrious names like Einstein, Buddha, Mother Teresa… Who knows exactly what Buddha said on those times? Who kept a record of all Einstein’s sayings? Come on, people… We put words in famous people’s mouths and make them stronger! We impress with them and enjoy being impressed and encouraged by them. Einstein was a genius and… Read More

Neonicotinoids are poison to bees and our honey!

colony collapse disorder

On July 2015, The New York Times is writing: “More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contained neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide that has been linked to colony collapse disorder, researchers are reporting. The disorder causes adult bees to abandon their hives in winter.” We got it. Bees disappear. But hey, let’s read it again: the honey contained neonicotinoids! 70% of them! Considering this moment only, not thinking about the future, or about what is… Read More