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    Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

    Fall is here! In New England, that means it’s time for pumpkins, apples, cranberries, and other seasonal treats to bake into our favorite pies and muffins. As we look forward to cooler nights, warm sweaters, and hot cider, it’s important to remember who we have to thank for many of…

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    Cambridge’s PARKing Day!

    Friday was a blast as we participated in Cambridge’s PARKing day! First founded in San Fransisco, PARKing Day has branched out to multiple cities across the US, filling street parking spots with innovation and inspiration. Instead of a static vehicle, why not park businesses bustling with activity?! The Best Bees…

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    Apples & Bees

    As the weather starts to cool, we look forward to spending our fall days picking apples, a quintessential New England activity. In recognition of this tradition and in support of local farmers, Governor Charlie Baker declared September to be “Massachusetts Apple Month.” This is part of his ongoing effort to…

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    Garlic Infused Honey

    Cold and flu season is approaching and after finding inspiration in ‘Unconventional Remedies’ Garlic/Honey Immune Boosting post, we at The Best Bees Company decided to try out a recipe here at the Lab. Here is a brief summary of what we found in the article: There many health benefits of…

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    Bee Weekend at Tower Hill

    Come celebrate Bee Weekend with us at Tower Hill Botanic Garden located about 10 miles northeast of Worcester. The honey bee event is free with admission and takes place August 27th and 28th. It includes exhibits, demonstrations, honey tastings, hands on activities, games and much more. There will also be…

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    Summer’s End

    And then it happens. The days get shorter, the evening get a little cooler, the kids hit the turf for the start of the football season and summer quickly comes to an end. At the end of each growing season, I find time to reflect and absorb. I try to…

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    Health Benefits of Honey and Beeswax

    Summer is peak season for harvesting from bee hives. So I thought now would be a good time to go over the health benefits of honey and beeswax. First – honey. Worker bees gather nectar from flowers and younger hive bees convert the nectar into honey by beating their wings…

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    Celebrity Beekeepers

    Since the beginning of humankind and all throughout history, people have been obsessed with bees. Accounts of beekeepers date all the way back to Ancient Greece with Aristotle being most well known. Today’s beekeepers are assumed to be eccentric old men living in Vermont making their own mead and maple…

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    Jakub Piven: Philosopher, Chef, Beekeeper

    Today we say goodbye to Jakub Piven, a summer employee who has become a key beekeeper to our team since he began this season. So what made this world traveler, born in New York, raised in Israel and Barcelona, and a student in Maryland, end up in Boston with a beekeeping company?…

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    Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to The Best Bees Company’s official blog.  Here, we will be talking about anything and everything you would want to know about making the most of your Italian honey bee hive. Since the summer is in full swing, and honey production is ramping up, we find it…

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