blume bee secret #1

The type and age of the flower from which the bees collect honey and other variables affect the exact composition of the nectar as well as its colors and aromas, creating the delicious varietals of artisanal honeys that experienced beekeepers harvest.

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blume bee secret #15

Bees pollinate over half of the food we eat. Without them our food supplies would diminish so quickly that humans could not survive on the planet for more than 4-5 years. 


blume Bee Secret #21

Wing It. Worker bees use their wings to fan the nectar inside their hive to reach a moisture content of 18% –– a process that ripens the nectar into honey.


blume Bee Secret #16

Ciao Bee! The most common type of honeybee in the US is the Italian honeybee. They became popular because they were very good producers and resistant to most bee diseases.


Blume Bee Secret #29

The legendary beauty of Cleopatra is so renowned that her natural beauty rituals are sought after by women who want to look just as attractive and desirable as she was. Honey was integral to her beauty routine. She used royal jelly on her skin for a youthful glow, beeswax to moisten her lips and honey to wash with. 


Blume Bee Secret #9

Bees date back to the dinosaur days and haven’t changed much since. With a track record like that, it’s important for us to care for and take cues these little survivalists.


blume Bee Secret

During Winter bees stay inside their hive, eat honey for energy and cluster to create body heat for survival. Some studies show that a honeybee hive will consume up to 30 pounds of honey over the course of a winter. Humane and passionate beekeepers make sure their bees have enough honey and pollen to eat to assure their survival through winter.

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blume Bee Secret

Praise Bee. The ancient Mayans regarded the bee as a sacred symbol.


blume Bee Secret

Ciao Bee. The Italian honeybee is the most common type in the U.S. They became popular because of their high production ability and resistance to disease.

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blume Bee Secret

Battle of the Sexes. Drone bees are all male. They do not have stingers and have one role: to mate with the queen. Worker bees are all female. They have stingers and work to gather pollen and nectar.


blume Bee Secret

Don’t Blink. Bees have hair on their eyeballs.


blume Bee Secret

1 lb. 55,000 miles. A hive of 60,000 can travel a collective 55,000 miles with 2 million flower stops along the way to gather enough nectar to produce a single pound of honey.

blume Bee Secret

Booming Bees. Because of their strong sense of smell, Honeybees are being trained for bomb sniffing.


blume Bee Secret

Let’s Dance. Every hive has “scouts” who use a dance called the wagtail to communicate distance, direction and quality and quantity of food to the other bees.

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blume Bee Secret

Bee Bellies. Worker bees bring nectar to the hive in special sacks called honey stomachs. Inside, young “house bees” remove it with long tongues and put it in the honeycombs.