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Saturday, November 04th, 2006

Sourwood honey is a localized honey that is produced from Pennsylvania to Northwest Florida but is found in concentrations large enough to produce substancial amounts of honey in the lower Appalachian Mountains.The sourwood tree is a form of a shrub that blooms very late and has white bell-shaped flowers in June , July and August. buy Gourmet Honey NowSourwood honey has a spicy, sweet flavor with anise aroma  that renders a lingering, pleasant finish on the palate. Generally light in color, sourwood honey is prized by honey lovers and has even been known to convert non-honey eaters into honey lovers.

Sourwood honey is produced from the sourwood tree, Oxydendrum arboreum and has a second common name of lily of the valley tree. Honey bees are the primary pollinators of the sourwood tree and as a byproduct, the sourwood tree produces the nectar that yields the popular sourwood honey. The sourwood tree has no value as a source of timber. Some local residents landscape using the sourwood tree for native flora.

The sourwood honey crop is very finite due to the short season of blooms on the tree. Shortages of sunshine, rain and the presence of low temperatures can also limit the sourwood honey crop to a negligible harvest. The ever mysterious hive decline, disease and theft, yes bee rustlers, have brought the sourwood honey crop to a mere taste on location. Sourwood is not produced in quantities large enough to sell outside the local market.

The successful location of an apiary in a high concentration of sourwood trees that could produce a high concentration of pure sourwood honey is being hampered by development and the many years it takes for the trees to mature if planted from nursery stock.

The highest concentration of sourwood trees known are in Western North Carolina.Look for the new sourwood honey crop in August and September. This area can produce some of the purest sourwood honey from a monofloral source. Beware of venders that do not have their own beehives in this area that are selling “sourwood honey”! Most sourwood honey is mixed with other floral sources because other flowers bloom at the same time as sourwood. Unethical venders sell star thistle honey as sourwood honey. star thistle honey is America’s Number One Favorite Preferred Honey. After tasting star thistle honey, no one will ever convince you that star thistle honey is sourwood honey!  

Gourmet Gift packs of honey, including star thistle honey, tupelo honey, palmetto honey and blackberry varieties make an excelent choice.

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Honey bees serve people quite well | Columns | wilsonpost.com  Wilson Post

We have all heard that honey bees are so important to our food supply. Honey bees pollinate approximately one-third of all our food crops.



Bee keepers warn not to kill honey bees nesting on your property  WSPA.com

Every Spring bees swarm people's properties and build their hives, but honey bee keepers say don't spray.



ECU responds to honey bee decrease by creating campus hives  WITN

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Honey bees are now a challenged species due to risk of diseases, so in response, ECU gave a new home to around 20,000 bees ...



Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread? | Deep Look  KQED

Every spring, honey bees trap, brush and pack pollen into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread.



Honeybees are a hot commodity—and thieves are cashing in  Quartz

Honeybees are crucial for pollinating large portions of the US food supply (estimates range between 7% and 30%). More than half of America's tended bees are ...



Here's what you can do to help honeybees if you spot a swarm  WXXI News

This time of year, you might be startled by the sight of a huge swarm of honeybees. It can happen not only in agricultural areas, but also in your neighbor.



The untapped potential of Africa's honey bees  BBC News

In countries across Africa, honey bees could help protect wildlife, grow food and make money – so why aren't more people raising them?



Spring Surprise: 50,000 Honeybees Discovered In New Jersey Apartment Building  CBS New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – It's not something you see every day – 50,000 honeybees hiding in the outdoor molding of a New Jersey apartment ...



IN DEPTH: Local beekeepers keep honey production flowing  Baraboo News Republic

John Rodgers took up the hobby of beekeeping because he wanted to produce fermented honey, otherwise known as mead. That was 10 years ago.



World Bee Day: How to help save the vital insects  The New Daily

Bee colonies are collapsing around the world, but local beekepers are fighting for the tiny but mightily important insect's future.



Garden for the Honey Bees as Population Declines  Spectrum News

The honey bee population was cut in half over the last winter, but gardeners can use their green thumbs to help.



What’s the buzz? Honey bees are sweet business for student association at SIUE  Alton Telegraph

EDWARDSVILLE — Jeremy Howard thinks that learning about honey bees is a pretty sweet idea. Recommended Video. Speed. Normal. Quality. Auto. Quality.



Local ranch rescuing honey bees and they will serve important purposes  fox42kptm.com

OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Bees are dying off by the millions and that's a big deal. If you're afraid of them you might not think so, but Rhonda Kaup has a ...



Beehive Arson in Texas Kills Half a Million: ‘There Goes My Honey Flow’  The New York Times

Investigators are trying to figure out why about 20 hives were set on fire, thrown in a pond and toppled over.



30,000 honeybees swarm woman's car while in Knoxville's Old City  WATE 6 On Your Side

Bees are an important part of the ecosystem, valuable to wildflowers and crucial to agriculture. But they're not so welcome when a swarm of bees attach ...



Bee Alert: Is a Controversial Herbicide Harming Honeybees?  Yale Environment 360

Recent court cases have focused on the possible effects of glyphosate, found in Monsanto's Roundup, on humans. But researchers are now investigating ...



It's Swarm Season: Honey Bees Are House Hunting  University of Arkansas Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Do you know anyone who called an exterminator when they discovered a swarm of honey bees? If so, that is especially sad because ...



Discovery of RNA transfer through royal jelly could aid development of honey bee vaccines  Phys.org

Researchers have discovered that honey bees are able to share immunity with other bees and to their offspring in a hive by transmitting RNA 'vaccines' through ...



50K Honey Bees Reportedly Set Up Shop in Apartment Building  Inside Edition

What would you do if you came across 50000 bees? That's what happened to one building manager in New Jersey.



Serbia's beekeepers struggle as insecticide poisoning hits honey bees  Reuters

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Early April in Serbia was sunny, orchards were in full bloom and honey bees from most of the country's 1.2 million beehives were busy ...



New Fretboard brew inspired by Klosterman's recent 'Save Our Bees' effort  Cincinnati.com

Following a successful collaboration last fall that produced Rye Bier, Fretboard Brewing Co. and Klosterman Baking Co. are teaming up again for a summer ...



Bee declines a concern for U.S. food supply  The Saratogian

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Grocery shelves would be nearly bare if not for hardworking bees that pollinate a wide variety of fruit and vegetable crops, accounting ...



Celebrating World Bee Day: Fun facts about the honey bee  Newshub

The humble honey bee has an impressive worksheet.



You'll Need a Lot More Money to Buy That Jar of Honey  The Wall Street Journal

Global honey prices are at their highest levels in years, due to a new wave of consumer demand for natural sweeteners and declining bee populations that are ...



Bees Are In Trouble. Here's How You Can Help  WBUR

Honeybees are under assault from pesticides, climate change, mites and habitat destruction. A new documentary explores the plight of both honeybees and ...



Paper wasps pass logic test that honey bees flunk  Futurity: Research News

New research offers the first evidence of transitive inference—the ability to use known relationships to infer unknown relationships—in a nonvertebrate animal: ...



RFID Tracking: Where It Fits in an Entomologist's Toolbox  Entomology Today

By Sebastian Shepherd, Ph.D. Radio frequency identification tracking, commonly known as RFID, is revolutionizing what is possible in entomology, but what is it ...



Ford Motor Co., veterans partner to save honeybees at Ypsilanti farm  Detroit Free Press

Hives installed Saturday at Ford's Cherry Hill Farm to mark partnership with Heroes to Hives, a program that shows veterans how to care for bees.





Bee swarms near your home? Here's what to do  WWAY NewsChannel 3

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Spring time in our area means you'll be seeing blooming blossoms and bees. It's peak honeybee season right now, so bee ...



You Can Now Use These Pocket-Sized 'Bee Savior' Cards to Rescue Hungry Honeybees on the Sidewalk  Good News Network

These contraptions may look like credit cards, but they're actually pocket-sized lifelines for hungry honeybees in the city.



Quite a buzz at Bethpage Black - thanks to bees  Newsday

The course at Bethpage State Park is home to six colonies expected to grow in population to roughly 750000 by summertime.



Ruth Correll: An insect that serves people  Lebanon Democrat

We have all heard that honeybees are so important to our food supply. Honeybees pollinate about a third of all our food crops. There is lots of interest in the ...



Honey bees should be protected and not harmed  WRCB-TV

They pollinate up to 70 to 90 percent of our food sources, which means without them, food selection would be greatly diminished.



More than half a million honey bees killed after attacker sets hives on fire  The Independent

More than half a million bees have been killed after someone set their hives alight in a rural area of south east Texas. Most of the 20 hives, once thriving with ...



Honeybees have a sweet new home on the roof of the EMU  AroundtheO

Three hives are buzzing with new worker bees as part of a campus effort to protect pollinators.



Swarming honeybees: Utah beekeepers advise residents on how to handle the flying insects  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — As Utah welcomes warmer spring weather, beekeepers in the Beehive State are advising residents on what to do about swarming ...



From April showers to a better May for bees  Bangor Daily News

Spring struggles to maintain its grip, but slowly and surely the bees are building up for the day they can eventually enjoy uninterrupted days of flight and foraging ...



Beekeeper struggling to replace honey bees after Polar Vortex and state taxes  kwwl.com

EARLVILLE, Iowa (KWWL) – The Polar Vortex is behind us. But one beekeeper is still dealing with the aftermath. The record-breaking cold destroyed about 80 to ...



Lake Erie Water Festival offers look at environment  Sentinel-Standard

The sixth annual event, aimed at students, provided hands-on activities to explain the environment and habitats of the Lake Erie watershed.



Weather impact on honey bees  WTHITV.com

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. we move as ...



Outdoor Radio: Getting To Know Our Wild, Native Bees  Vermont Public Radio

Most of us are familiar with honey bees and bumblebees, but did you know there are a round 300 species of wild bees in Vermont? These insects depend on.



Iowa honey production, value fall in 2018: Significant bee loss due to disease, weather  The Gazette

Iowa honey production and the value of the crop fell last year from 2017 due to bee-killing insects and inclement weather. Honey production from producers with ...



Help keep honeybees safe with DriftWatch  Pagosa Springs Sun

By Lisa Jensen SUN Columnist Honeybees: Did you know that a honeybee flies 10 to 15 trips each day and makes 1,600 round trips in order to produce 1 ...



A & Bee Provisions creates buzz in Napa Valley  Napa Valley Register

ST. HELENA – Locals and visitors to the Napa Valley had something new to experience recently at “Beekeeping Day,” hosted by A & Bee Provisions.



Garden Wise: Honeybees — nature's keystone | Southern Idaho Local News  Twin Falls Times-News

When biologists talk about keystone species, they are talking about a species so important to the entire ecosystem that a threat to that species threatens the ...



Landfill Honey Bees Are Creating A Buzz Thanks To One Tulsa Trash Man  MyArkLaMiss

In a bid to save the local bee population, trashman Kenneth Burkett and owner of American Waste Control (AWC) started a bee farm at his landfill, according to ...



The Honeybees buzz into Ralph’s Diner  Worcester Mag

You have heard Tom Petty recently. On the radio, in a diner, on a television commercial; his songs are omnipresent. It was likely one of his chart-burning hits, ...



African honey bees attack dogs in Sweetwater  KTXS

African honey bees -- known as "killer bees" -- attacked two dogs in Sweetwater and possibly killed a third. Dr. Jerod Peek with East Ridge Veterinary Hospital ...



MSU and Ford collaborate to help veterans help honeybees  WKAR

Each year honeybee colonies in the United States decline an additional 30 percent, according to research published by the nonprofit Bee Informed.



Nutritionally Speaking - Bounty from the bees  Creswell Chronicle

What's the first thing you think of when you think of honeybees? Most of us will respond honey of course, and who hasn't been soothed by a cup of hot.



Beekeepers warned about disease affecting honey bees | Channel - ITV News  ITV News

Read the latest Channel stories, Beekeepers warned about disease affecting honey bees on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Channel news.



Getting a 'taste' of CEOS  Point Pleasant Register

GALLIPOLIS FERRY — Each year the various groups within the Mason County Community Educational Outreach *Service* (CEOS) clubs join together to give a.



DAR hears presentation on honey bees  Daily Sentinel

POMEROY — The Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution heard a presentation on honey bees during its April meeting.T.



Nonprofit aims to save honeybees, teach others how to as well | Bartell's Backroads  ABC10.com KXTV

John Bartell explores how one man's non-profit is saving the Sacramento bees and so can you.



Amateur beekeeper drives across the region in search of honeybees  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

CROTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ryan and Megan Welsh have slowly been growing their farm since they first purchased their property in rural Newaygo County.



Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees  Phys.Org

The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. While it has no demonstrably negative effect on honeybees, it disrupts the growth ...



Discovering Unexpected Joys in 'Roads, Trees and Honey Bees' Trailer  First Showing

I never really expected my life to turn out like this. Freestyle Digital Media has debuted the trailer for an indie dramedy titled Roads, Trees and Honey.



A couple heard buzzing in their bedroom; the culprits turned out to be 80,000 bees  CNN

Bee populations are under threat around the world, but one house in Spain apparently provided the perfect conditions for a huge hive.



Pollinators: Western Montana beekeepers take delivery of 2.5M California honeybees  Missoula Current

When you're transporting nearly 3 million bees, chances are a few will escape. Bees sit clustered inside a bee box before finding a new hive in Missoula and the ...



50,000 Honeybees Found In New Jersey Apartment Building  CBS Philly

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Boxes and boxes of honeybees are finally out of a four-story apartment building in Jersey City. That's all thanks to the work of a ...



When money tastes sweeter than honey  The Tribune

Minna Zutshi. Tribune News *Service*. Ludhiana, May 22. Punjab Agricultural University celebrated the World Honey Bee Day, organised by the department of ...



Healthy Recipe: North Carolina Local Honey Bee Cake  Independent Tribune

This easy to make, very moist local honey bee cake, will fill your house with a wonderfully sweet and spicy scent as it bakes in the oven. When you need.



Suspect in Sask. beehive heist charged by RCMP; colonies returned to owner  Regina Leader-Post

A Saskatchewan beekeeper says he is back in possession of 148 bee hives that were stolen from him, and a suspect has been charged by police.



Citrus squeeze: Pushed by development, costs, citrus shrinks in state economy  Cronkite News

The number of citrus operations in Arizona fell about 40 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as farms have been ...



Business is buzzing for Santa Fe couple  Chron.com

When Rosetta Gibbs saw bees in her Santa Fe home, she was immediately concerned. Her son is allergic to bee stings. She knew that just one sting could result ...



Fifty thousand bees found in Jersey City building  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Wow. An estimated fifty thousand bees had taken up residence in a building in Jersey City, and, yes, it was an occupied apartment building. According to CBS 2 ...



Game of Drones  The New York Times

What honeybees have to teach us about the fate of the earth — and our country.



Peek inside the world's smallest McDonald's  TODAY

The world's smallest McDonald's recently opened for business — but not just anyone will be allowed in. The tiny structure, which is located in Sweden, was ...



Honey Bee Jubilee all the buzz in New Ulm  Sealy News

Feared by many, but embraced by millions (including the medical field) the honey bee has been an attribute in scores of ways in today's society.



OPINION: Give bees a chance: We can’t afford to lose our wild native pollinators  Vancouver Sun

OPINION: The idea of promoting honeybees to conserve declining bees can be likened to throwing millions of Asian carp (an invasive species) into Lake Ontario ...



U.S. honey production rose in 2018, but yield dropped  UPI News

Honey production in the United States rose in 2018 for the first time in five years, but not because bees have turned a corner on numerous threats.



London is planting a giant bee corridor to boost insect numbers  World Economic Forum

The UK capital is planting a wildflower-rich highway to support pollinating insects, whose numbers are plummeting.



Cold Stress Threatens Honey Bees Used for Pollination Across the U.S.  Indiana Environmental Reporter

Honey bee colonies are important pollinators, and in the U.S., millions of colonies are hauled across the country in semi-trailers to pollinate crops like California ...



Honeybee heist stings beekeeping family farm  CBC.ca

Saskatchewan's beekeeping community is abuzz after a brazen honeybee heist — described as the province's biggest ever. Last weekend thieves stole 148 bee ...



Berlin street swarmed by 30,000 bees  Deutsche Welle

Tens of thousands of bees brought traffic in a busy street in Berlin's Neukölln district to a stop. Local beekeepers intervened within minutes of police responding ...



How to get rid of wasps when you're eating outside  goodhousekeeping.com

Eating outdoors is one of the great joys of summer. If a wasp - or worse, a hornet - decides to join the party, though, a leisurely, sun-soaked lunch can soon turn ...



EPA blocks a dozen products containing pesticides thought harmful to bees  Press Herald

The Environmental Protection Agency is pulling from the market a dozen products containing pesticides known to be toxic to a linchpin of the U.S. food system ...



Hives and honey / PA State Animal Response Team | Smart Talk  witf.org

What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, May 17, 2019: Bees are nature's most prolific, and important, pollinators. Their intrinsic value to global ecosystems and ...



Celebrating Ontario's Bees and Beekeepers on World Bee Day  Government of Ontario News

TORONTO — Ontario's government is celebrating World Bee Day by recognizing the important contribution that managed honey bees, wild bees and ...



Honey Bee and medicines from It  DailyNews

Bees, honey and pollen are referenced in nearly every major scripture and culture, the Jewish and Christian bibles and Moslem Quran.



Bee saviour sugar cards give energy boost to exhausted bees  Co-operative News

The group behind the initiative – which has had help from Midcounties – is setting up a multi-stakeholder co-op.



Swarm of honey bees ENGULF car in Asda car park - Daily Star  Daily Star

A SWARM of hundreds of honey bees have been filmed engulfing a car outside of an Asda store in Cornwall.



The Sacred Life of Bees  Columbiametro

What once was thought of only as a skill for professionals who don protective suits and nets is now literally abuzz with interest for attorneys, stay-at-home-moms, ...



The World's Smallest McDonald's Illustrates the Scale of a Declining Bee Population  Adweek

The issue of bee population decline may be a cute cause célèbre in some corners, but it is a severe problem that demands consistent attention. According to ...



This World Bee Day, here are some initiatives for conserving bees  The Hindu

Bees are crucial to maintaining the fragile eco-balance, and realising this, B Naga Koteswara Rao and Amit Godse create a buzz about beekeeping.



The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves  The Guardian

When I see a bee buzzing around my garden or in the park in early spring, I get a real thrill from being able to identify her. If she is black and darting among small ...



Wildflower-filled medians intended to help bee population  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The city of Albuquerque is on a mission to save the bee population, and its efforts can now be seen on medians across the city.



Pollinator passion put to pages  Kamloops This Week

A local author and illustrator isn't shying away from "buzzwords" with her first book. Elaine Sedgman is a first-time author and illustrator with a passion for bees ...



Honeybees Can Put Two and Two Together  Scientific American

The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports. Full Transcript. It takes a big brain—a ...



These are 10 kid-friendly day trips, weekend road trips you need to experience in Texas  KPRC Click2Houston

Summer is just days away, and those airline tickets aren't getting any cheaper after Memorial Day.



Honey Badgers Don't Care Because They're Ferocious  HowStuffWorks

The honey badger has become synonymous with unhinged aggression and ferocity. HowStuffWorks takes a closer look at these nocturnal creatures.



Help Save the Bees - Lifestyle  Massillon Independent

Bees produce more than tasty, sweet honey. We owe most of our food to the hard work of one of the species of apis. Seventy out of the top 100 human food ...



Honey, hive had it with this drone: Couple lived for years with thousands of bees in bedroom wall  The Register

Most of us not fortunate enough to dwell in gated manors in the countryside hive to endure a simple truth – noisy neighbours can bee annoying. One Spanish ...



Honeybees all have different jobs to accomplish—Here’s how they decide who is doing what  National Geographic

With brains the size of sesame seeds, honeybees have to work together in different capacities to maintain a healthy nest.



Gatineau non-profit plans 'super bee' research project  CBC.ca

A Gatineau, Que., non-profit hopes to leverage an explosion in urban beekeeping to boost research in the development of a more resilient "super bee." It won't ...



Why protecting bees can enhance national food, nutrition security  Daily Nation

Improving pollinator density and diversity boosts crop yields.



How Do Bees Make Honey?  Tufts Now

The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the curious about all manner of topics—from why we have ...



Holy Trinity School Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award by 'Bee'n Helpful'  TAPinto.net

The Girl Scouts of Junior Troop 40248 at Holy Trinity School in Westfield earned their Bronze award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. Earning ...



Bees, global diet at frontlines of biodiversity crisis  RFI English

As the world marks Biodiversity Day this Wednesday, scientists are keen to drive home the message that not only is protecting nature as critical a task as curbing ...


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