Thursday, May 08, 2014

Bugs

Bees, where would we be without bees? A lot of our food chain is dependent on bees for pollination.  I grew up on a bee farm.  From the mid 1950s until the early 80s my family made a living tending bees. Lots of bees. In a good year we would ship 100,000 pounds of honey.  Our best year we shipped over 250,000 pounds. That is a lot of sweet and sticky.  A little known fact, bees stink.

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  1. they stink? HOW do you know that? how close do you have to get to a bee to smell his funk? give them some soap or deodorant, man! or axe body spray!

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  2. That is really cool! I've never known anyone who kept bees. That has GOT to be a LOT of honey! 100,000 pounds!!! I might eat two pounds a year (I use almost no processed sugar to cook or sweeten with).

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  3. I know someone in Los Angeles who keeps bees. She also is part of a group that rescues wild hives and rehomes them....you know, when bee colonies are found living in walls, hot tubs, etc.

    Not only good to eat but great antibacterial properties too.
    Try putting honey on a cut next time instead of those nesporin antibiotic topicals.

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  4. stinky bees? who knew??

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