A Joyous New Year!

 

Bill's Bees wishes you a Joyous New Year! We thank all our loyal customers for your continued support, we wish our fellow beekeepers happy, healthy, productive bees, and we thank the bees for the abundance of honey, honey bee products and the joys and adventures of beekeeping. Happy New Year! ~Bill Lewis

Wishing You A Joyous New Year!
Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History
Image: Bee Chasing Children -Trading Card from Partridges Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 15 North 3rd Street and 19 South 8th Street
(estimate circa. 1880 to 1900)

Over a century ago, during the Victorian era, one of the favorite pastimes was collecting small, illustrated advertising cards that we now call trade cards. These trade cards evolved from cards of the late 1700s used by tradesmen to advertise their services. Although examples from the early 1800s exist, it was not until the spread of color lithography in the 1870s that trade cards became plentiful.

By the 1880s, trade cards had become a major way of advertising America's products and services, and a trip to the store usually brought back some of these attractive, brightly colored cards to be pasted into a scrapbook.

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NEW HARVEST - Bill's Bees 100% Raw Avocado Honey

Bill's Bees 100% Raw Avocado Honey

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!

Enjoy!

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Bill's Bees Honey at the Theodore Payne Foundation

Theodore Payne Foundation

When you're searching for the ideal wild flowers and  native plants for your garden, visit The Theodore Payne Foundation.  Buzz by their book/gift/seed shop and pick up some of Bill's Bees 100% raw, natural, local honey.  Bill's Bees honey bees forage in the local San Gabriel Mountains and bring back nectar from a variety of wild flowers and native plants to make delicious Buckwheat, Sage Wildflower and Wildflower honeys.  10459 Tuxford Streed, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 768-1802. http://theodorepayne.org/

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