Do Honey Harvesting Practices Need to Change?

Some believe it’s time to return to the old ways for harvesting honey for the sake of the bees. Many blame viruses, mites, bacteria and beetles for the decline of the bees, but these are only symptoms of what ails them. Exploitative and mechanistic bee keeping methods...

Honeybees Help Pollinate Blueberries

A large, healthy blueberry plant produces thousands of flower buds every year. With up to 16 individual flowers developing from each bud and every flower a potential berry, pollination needs in blueberries are great. In order to set fruit, pollen that is produced by...

Honeycomb and Beeswax

Carefully crafted by young worker bees into six-sided honeycomb cells, beeswax provides tiny storage units for bee larvae, honey and pollen. There are two possible explanations for why honeycomb is composed of hexagons rather than another shape. One is that a...

CREATING A QUEEN

From time to time, beekeepers will need to replace old queens or provide a queen to a hive that has, for one reason or another, lost their queen. One method of making new queens is by the Doolittle Method (named for G.M. Doolittle). This is done by grafting the...
What is Tupelo Honey?

What is Tupelo Honey?

There are many varieties of honey available, but sometimes you might not be exactly sure why certain types are more popular than others. At Winter Park Honey, our Tupelo honey is one of our most popular varieties available, but what makes it a favorite? Tupelo honey...

We Need Swarms!!!

                              Jean, the beekeeper, with a swarm    This month and for the next few, Amaral will be visiting Winter Park Honey from Haiti.  We are helping him learn to be the best beekeeper and take those skill back to Haiti. There has been...
Check out this varoa mite on my honeybee.

Check out this varoa mite on my honeybee.

This is an image of a honeybee walking on a frame on female drone brood.  Just above her leg, there is a varoa mite.  This mite is causing a lot of trouble for honeybees.  They are responsible for infecting bees with numerous viruses.  How to eliminate the varoa mite...
The honey lobby is demanding that the government define honey

The honey lobby is demanding that the government define honey

  The honey lobby is demanding that the government define honey!   At the above link, you can read a very interesting article about the honey lobby and how after failing to get the FDA to define honey they have turned to the USDA for help, and are lobbying...
another day, another article! (or two)

another day, another article! (or two)

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/nyc-beekeeping-is-booming-with-261-hives-1.9269589 This one is about the NYC beekeepers, NYC you say? yes, urban beekeeping is on the rise (you might even say, on the “high-rise”) in NYC more and more people are keeping bees...
Winter Park Honey says good-bye to Amaral from Haiti.

Winter Park Honey says good-bye to Amaral from Haiti.

We said good-bye to Amaral Selma from Haiti today. He has been learning beekeeping and honey production from Winter Park Honey for the past 3 months. We are sending Amaral back home armed with knowledge to start his own honey company in Haiti. Good luck Amaral. Winter...
Huge honeybee and wild bee losses reported in northern Europe.

Huge honeybee and wild bee losses reported in northern Europe.

Huge honeybee and wild bee losses are being recorded in northern Europe. Pollination is going to get tough without our pollinators. Think before you spray. Does the plant you’re spraying really need to be perfect, free of any bug infestation. or can you afford...
How probiotic and healthy bacteria affect bee hives

How probiotic and healthy bacteria affect bee hives

Check out this very interesting article that states that bee hives that are more genetically diverse (have a queen that has mated with more than one drone, or male, bee) are not only less susceptible to pathogens and infectious disease, but they have higher contents...
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