Wake Up To Honey, Enzymes and Eye Health

Why does it take something serious to wake us up?  I went to my usual twelve month eye exam which includes acuity testing and eye health evaluation.....An  easy, no fretting Doctor appointment turns into a nervous scenario. Apparently my left eye has the beginnings of "Macular Degeneration."  A thin layer of plaque on the retina.has begun to form. Ouch! I … Continue reading Wake Up To Honey, Enzymes and Eye Health

To Bee Or Not To Bee

Christmas is "right around the corner" and I have wrestled for months with the prospects of asking Santa for beehives this 2011 Christmas. I have read articles about bee foraging, land usage, land restriction, bee health, hive variety and city regulations. Bees as livestock has even been questioned and considered. However, as I reevaluated my … Continue reading To Bee Or Not To Bee

Honey Bee Products at the Clinton County, Ohio Farmers’ Market

 Getting Started with Local Honey  Saturday, June 21, 2011 began as a beautiful morning with blue skies and a crisp breeze.....a perfect day for the opening of the Clinton County Farmers Market. After negotiating a business plan with local beekeeper and apitherapist, Jim Higgins of Hillsboro, Ohio, I had his and my honey bee products ready to go. I nervously loaded my … Continue reading Honey Bee Products at the Clinton County, Ohio Farmers’ Market

Bee Venom and Wrinkles

As we all know, Baby Boomers are striving for physical excellence and beauty. I relate perfectly to that notion. Lists on my desk on how and when to exercise; guilt over relishing one M and M; reminders to ingest vitamins, liquids and supplements; oxygen masks and lotions for facial imperfections and spiritual meditations for stress … Continue reading Bee Venom and Wrinkles

Honey Bees and The Invisible Legacy of Life

Legacy is a noun that rings with the ethereal tune of an adjective. It conjures up thoughts, feelings and descriptions of our childhood intimate relationships.  Smells, visions, sounds and stories summarize our  lives with the thread of legacy weaving the pattern that often defines our mission. The dictionary states it simply as the following:  "Body of persons sent on a mission," … Continue reading Honey Bees and The Invisible Legacy of Life

Bee Venom Takes the Sting Out of Depression

 I read a friends blog the other day, noticing his positive perspective on life and the aging process. He never denied the passing of time or the creaking of  knees or the bellies that touch our thighs before we reach the floor. Instead, he continues to see people, places, events and challenges through the eyes of a  prepubescent child. He defies the cliché to "act your … Continue reading Bee Venom Takes the Sting Out of Depression

Ten Things About Bees and Blogs

 Bee keepers on Twitter are beginning to talk more specifically about their hives. Bloggers are talking more specifically about Social Media, Wigits, Plug-Ins, Add-Ons and Themes. What is the connection?  Bees originated with plant formation at the beginning of time and Blogs originated recently  with Justin Hall in 1994 (Chicago, Illinois), who is best known as the pioneer blogger (internet-based diarist).   What do bees and blogs share? … Continue reading Ten Things About Bees and Blogs

Arthritis Pain and Bee Venom Therapy in Animals

I love big dogs..... Labrador Retrievers especially. Their best feature is their temperament. Labs are loving, people oriented dogs. They are happiest when they are with their owners. Labs are retrievers and will bring things they find around the  house or yard laying them at your feet. Labs tend to be quite patient with children making them wonderful family dogs. They require attention … Continue reading Arthritis Pain and Bee Venom Therapy in Animals