Preserve Nature – Save Honey Bees!

A majority of the honey bee colonies died this past winter. Needless to say it is a threatening situation where the pollination demands of the country will be in question very soon. The ecological balance is highly disturbed completely due to these sudden colony deaths. Beekeepers lost 31 percent of their colonies in late 2012 and early 2013. This is much more than the accepted drop naturally. Over the years…

Bee Products In The Home

Did you know? “Beeswax and honey are popular ingredients in home-made soaps because of the emollient qualities of beeswax and its ability to form a barrier to protect the skin.  The addition of beeswax to home-made soap makes a hard, creamy soap with an aromatic scent that does not contain any harmful synthetic ingredients, and it is mild enough for even the most sensitive skin.”  (Fleetwood p.62, 2009)   Did…

Save Or Kill Bees… A Quick Look

Did you know? You have two choices in bee removal, Live Removal or Extermination;  Live Bee Removal by We Save Bees is done without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. Each hive is removed by hand, without the use of vacuums. Hives are donated to local bee keepers, building up the commercial population with stronger bees. All Honeycomb and Honey is removed correctly with the bees on the honeycomb,…

How To Store Honey

Did you know? “Honey should be stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place.  It will keep almost indefinitely if it is tightly closed.  If moisture is allowed to get in to honey it may ferment eventually.”  (Fleetwood p.75, 2009) Did you know? “Honey will granulate over time, becoming more solid, but it can easily be liquefied again.  Just heat it gently, by placing the open jar in a…

Clear and Crystallized Honey

Did you know? “There is no difference nutritionally or chemically between clean (Liquid) honey or set (Crystallized) honey.  Most honey is syrupy when first removed from the comb.  Some types stay that way, but most soon start to granulate, that is, the glucose separates out as crystals.  The honey looks solid with white crystals, which gives the honey a pale appearance.  The honey will be clear or set, depending on…

How To Measure Honey

Did you know? “IF you are measuring honey by the tablespoon, heat the spoon first and the honey will slide off easily.  If measuring in a cup, grease the cup first.  For larger amounts, weigh the mixing bowl and note its weight, then pour in honey until it is the required weight.”  (Fleetwood p.75, 2009) Learn About Manuka Honey HERE We save bees specializes in saving bees and educating people…

Honey Today

Did you know? “The oldest sweetener known to man, honey fell out of favor somewhat when cane and beet sugar came on the scene.  In recent years it has made a big comeback, however.  This is partly because of growing interest in organic foods and partly because more and more people are discovering the versatility of honey and the subtle variations in flavor offered by the different types.  Also, unlike…

Remove Beeswax from Furniture

Did you know?  “If beeswax is accidentally spilled on a wooden surface, take off as much as possible, then heat the area using a hair dryer on a low setting.  Once the wax liquefies, wipe clean with a dry cloth.”  (Fleetwood p.64, 2009) Learn About Honey from Saudi Arabia HERE We save bees specializes in saving bees and educating people about bees.  We Save Bees can solve your bee problems….

Remove Beeswax From Carpet

Did you know?  “To remove beeswax from carpet and upholstery, take off as much beeswax as possible by hand, then place a piece of kitchen or brown paper over the area.  Apply a warm iron, moving over the wax as it soaks into the paper.  Apply with care, as some fabrics may be too delicate for this treatment.”  (Fleetwood p.64, 2009) Learn How to Remove Beeswax from Furniture HERE We…

Honey and Your Skin

Did you know? “Although honey has the power to calm tender or inflamed skin and is generally non-irritating, and seems to agree with the most sensitive or troubled skin, other ingredients in ready-prepared mixes may not be as suitable for you.  It is a good idea to always do a sensitivity test by dabbing a little on the back of your hand or behind your ear.  To avoid over-exposure, do…