Autumn has arrived!!! Pumpkin Spiced Latte Handmade Beeswax Soap is one of Bill's Bees favorites. Liane creates a delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and real organic pumpkin...enchanced with milk and honey. These lovely soap bars smell and look good enough to eat - but I wouldn't recommend it.
Liane personally makes all our handmade beeswax soap bars. She develops her own recipes and uses beeswax and honey produced by our honey bees. She makes soap the old fashioned way, cold process in small 30 bar batches. It's always a mystery to me; I never know what she's going to come up with next.
Our Pumpkin Spiced Latte Handmade Beeswax Soap Bars are amazing, and they're seasonal. Get them while they last!!! Enjoy!
It's Opening Day at the LA County Fair and Chris Burrous (KTLA5 Morning News) buzzed by the Bee Booth to have a fun chat about bees with Clyde Steese, partner in Bill's Bees, and past president of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association. Clyde has a lot to chat about when he's chating about bees - he's been keeping bees for over 20 years and has been organizing the Bee Booth for nearly that long.
The LA County Fair runs from September 1-24, 2017. Come by the Bee Booth and learn about bees, beekeeping, honey, and what the bees have to teach us. Experienced beekeepers from the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand and love talking about bees.
Find the queen! Witness the Waggle Dance! Pick up some delicious local raw honey from local beekeepers!
(Thank you to fellow beekeepers, Jason Ball (KTLA5), for this opportunity to get the word out about honey bees and the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair.)
Historical Honeybee Articles has started a group so those in the path of solar eclipse totality can share their observations, pictures and video of bee behavior with all interested- please come join us at 2017 Solar Eclipse Honey Bee Watch Facebook Group.
Throughout history, observations on the behavior of honeybees during solar eclipses have been written down by observant beekeepers. This group was created:
1. To provide a place where beekeepers in the in the United States who are in path of the solar eclipse can record observations of their bees behavior during the eclipse, weather written or by video and share them with others.
2. To share ideas with other beekeepers on what observations should also be noted, i.e. hive entrance activity, flower reaction, wildlife and farm animal behavior etc.
3. To publicize this event so we may have beekeepers all across the United States sharing video to this group so others not fortunate enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse can experience this wonderful event.
4. And most importantly, to have fun and meet friends from across the country.
The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It will pass through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It will begin in Columbia, South Carolina at 01:03 p.m. and end at Madras, Oregon at 11:41 a.m.
What to Expect! St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Video
NEW HARVEST - Bill's Bees 100% Raw Avocado Honey! Now Available!
From April to June we take some of our honey bees to help pollinate avocados in the avocado orchards of Ventura County, CA. The nectar from avocado blossoms makes a dark, rich buttery honey with a subtle taste of avocado. The unique taste can be used in a variety of ways: in your smoothies, delicious on toast, in cooking recipes which call for honey. It can be used as a substitute for sugar or molasses. Use Avocado Honey to create your own homemade facial masks, shampoos and conditioners. With its high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you can also use it on cuts and burns to help aid the healing process. Bill's Bees 100% Raw Avocado Honey - unfiltered, unprocessed. Just the Way the Bees Made It!
NEW HARVEST - Bill's Bees 100% Raw Sage Wildflower Honey from the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Our Sage Wildflower honey has a very mild, almost buttery flavor. Try it on cereal, or in recipes where you want a light honey flavor. We designate honey as Sage Wildflower if it has the characteristic mild flavor, although it may vary in color from water white to light golden. Our Sage Wildflower honey will never crystalize. Many people who say they do not like any type of honey try our Sage Wildflower honey and love it! Bill's Bees Sage Wildflower Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, unheated, US Grade "A" honey. Sage Wildflowers bloom in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest during the months of April and May. A product of the USA. http://billsbees.com/collections/honey/products/sage-wildflower-honey