What if there was a way to stand up to big agriculture?

Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food that we eat. They are so necessary for our survival, but year over year there is major bee die off. Colony Collapse Disorder is the term given to this die off and that stems from pesticides, malnutrition, mites, big ag and more.

The American Honey market is currently flooded with imported honey from China, India and Brazil, which is not only often a lower quality honey (heated, treated, blended), but also artificially lowers the price of the honey market in the US. This puts a huge strain on American apiaries that are trying to sustain the heritage of raw, single floral honey production. To sustain their business and their livelihood American beekeepers are forced to rent out their hives to mono-crop producers (like almond farms) to keep their business going.

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Topics: Save the Bees

Create the Ultimate Cheese Board

 
Cheese and honey. As far as pairings go, they are among life's sure bets. Eat them together - always! But how do you know where to start? We're making it easy with our honey & cheese guid. For each unique Bee Raw honey Varietal there is an equally distinct cheese to enjoy it with.
 
There our countless ways to categorize cheese, but we find that cheese families, defined by the cheesemaking method and characteristics of the rind, provide the best jumping off point for pairing.
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Topics: Save the Bees

#GivingTuesday

Bee Raw is giving this #GivingTuesday

The Bee Raw Save the Bees Fund is giving back! This year Bee Raw partnered with New York Bee Sanctuary and East New York Farms to donate $2,500 to each organization in order to support conservation, education, sustainability and community!

Bee Raw started the Save the Bees Fund as a way to aid organizations like bee conservancies and local community gardens, who are doing important research and outreach work.

Read how New York Bee Sanctuary and East New York Farms are putting our donation to use:

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Save the Bees: How to Cultivate a Bee-Friendly Garden


Bees need food. That's why our beekeepers harvest only excess honey, leaving the rest to maintain the vitality of the hive. But even if you’re not a beekeeper, you can still help! Planting bee-friendly flowers is one of the easiest and most beautiful ways to support the bees.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Save the Bees, Bee Trivia

High Altitude Honey: Secrets of the Mountaintop Honey Harvest

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For some, urban rooftop honey is about as high altitude as it gets. But it gets even higher. And the higher it gets, the more difficult it is to pull off making and harvesting honey. Below, long-time bee keeper Jean Vasicek shares her high-altitude secrets and what she does throughout the summer and into the fall to keep her bees alive throughout the year.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Tips and Tricks, Save the Bees

The Life of a Honeybee

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Honeybees lives in a sophisticated, well-organized society. Colonies comprise a staggering 50,000 to 60,000 bees, each performing different roles in order to help ensure the smooth running, success—and life—of their colony. The lifespan of honeybees varies, depending on the role of an individual bee within its colony.

Let's take a look at those roles and what they mean for one of the most sophisticated and organized animals on our planet.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, Bee Trivia

Bee Brain: The Waggle Dance

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So-called "lower" organisms often show sophisticated learning abilities that aid their survival and reproduction. Bees and their relatives are especially good at learning the location and appearance of flowers.

How do they do this? The waggle dance.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, Bee Trivia

What Can I Do to Save the Bees?

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Sure, you may not be able to set up hives on your roof or in your back yard anytime soon. But to save our endangered bees, you don't need to. Believe it or not, there are several other simple things we can do to help keep bees in our communities flourishing.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Tips and Tricks, Save the Bees

What Is Colony Collapse Disorder?

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In recent years scientists have fretted over the future of bees, and although research has shed much light on the crisis, those in the bee business—from hive keepers to commercial farmers—say the insects remain in deep trouble as their colonies continue to struggle.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, Bee Trivia

Is Bee Raw Honey Kosher? Kosher Honey FAQ

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Yes indeed. Pure, unadulterated honey is by definition kosher. And Bee Raw's single varietal honeys are all 100 percent real, raw honey. Cheers to kosher honey!

The kosher status of our honey is certified by Rabbi Zushe Blech with EarthKosher, a certification agency that specializes in organic, green and sustainable foods. Rav Ha’Machshir Blech was formerly the regional director for the Kashrus division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (the “OU”).

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Topics: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, Home Chef