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Honey Taster Defined

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Honey taster is the person who has sought out the truely great seldom found honeys that can not be found in the supermart chain. buy Gourmet Honey NowThere are a number of varieties of honey that are known as great gourmet honey from monofloral sources, here is a partial North American list of honeys to try:

Honey tasters are in every nectar producing area of the world. The best example of honey tasting is standing in the apiary (beeyard) eating comb honey right out of the hive! Most of us will not have that opportunity but we can enjoy the many different honeys that are available. There is more labor needed to keep the different kinds of honey separate, so expect the gourmet honey treat to be a little more expensive. There are many more varieties of honey that are wonderful and qualify as a gourmet honey. However there just is not enough production of the special nectar to export any of the delight past the community it was produced in. That does not mean that a honey taster can’t ferret out these elusive finds! Good hunting!

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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.

Cold winter likely won't be a factor in local honey bee production  KTBS

Winter has been harsh on the ArkLaTex but will its impact send ripples through spring and summer, affecting the local honey supply or honey bees?

Are Honey Bees Bad for Wild Bees?  JSTOR Daily

Recently, the health of the honey bees has been a topic of some concern. But many scientists think we should actually be worrying about wild bees instead.

Bees change scent as they age  EarthSky

A new study finds that honey bees develop different scent profiles as they age, and guard bees respond differently to returning foragers than to younger bees ...

Honeybees are giving up on dance as a language  Quartz

Traditionally, honeybees communicate in a strange language known to humans as a "waggle dance." That's changing.

Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields  Phys.Org

Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of ...

Researchers look to fungi to help keep honeybees healthy  Good Fruit Grower

Honeybees struggle with a variety of challenges, from pesticides to habitat loss, but Washington State University researchers call enemy No. 1 the parasitic ...

Blue Sky Science: How do bees make honey?  Arizona Daily Star

Honey bees collect a lot of nectar from flowers and put it in a special pouch called a honey pouch.

Prolonged stretches of cold create problems for honeybees  Minneapolis Star Tribune

This period of winter finds area honeybees still living off their honey reserves but waiting for their chance to get out and collect some early pollen and nectar.

Fit for a queen bee  Arizona State University

How a queen bee achieves her regal status that elevates her from her sterile worker sisters has been a long-standing question for scientists studying honey ...

Librarian shares the buzz about honey bees  North Platte Telegraph

Bees are known as hard workers and they serve a number of functions within their own bee hives, or communities.

Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes  Phys.org

For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle ...

Commercial honeybees threaten to displace Utah's native bees  High Country News

Although a beehive adorns Utah's state seal, honeybees are not native to the “Beehive State.” They arrived in Utah with Mormon settlers, who held the honeybee ...

Not All Hives Survived This Bee-rutal Wisconsin Winter  WUWM

Bees play an important role in our — and nearly every — corner of the world. Eco- and food systems depend on their power to pollinate. With bees already at.

Conversation With The American Honey Queen About Honey Bees, Beekeepers  Wisconsin Public Radio News

U.S. honey production in 2017 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 148 million pounds. Join us as we talk with this year's American Honey Queen ...

Are Honeybees Mathematical Geniuses? A Look Through Millenia And Insights From Research  Forbes

Honeybees have long fascinated mathematicians, since the Greek times due to the mathematical pattern known as the honeybee. Recent research also ...

Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities  Phys.Org

Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new University of British Columbia ...

For bees, growing up and leaving home has a scent  Futurity: Research News

Honey bees' scent profiles change as they age and venture out of the hive. Guard bees are ready to sniff out the difference, too.

What is causing honeybees to die off in Northern California? Finally, one explanation  Redding Record Searchlight

A new study out of Ohio State University found what's killing honeybees in America's almond groves.

Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs  nwitimes.com

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body, perfume the air, and attract bees, ...

San Jose neighbor creates buzz over his plans to increase honey bee population  KGO-TV

One man's effort to Build a Better Bay Area is creating quite the buzz. Bryan Godfrey is trying to help repopulate the local honeybee population.

Bear 'wanted' for honey theft  WALB

Though there were no witnesses, Susquehanna University posted a wanted sketch, believing the suspect is a black bear – a hungry one.

Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a sanctuary for honey bees  Daily Mail

Morgan Freeman has converted his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a sanctuary for bees, in a bid to help the counter the insects' decreasing population, ...

Honeybees Creating Buzz At Peninsula Library, Beyond  Redwood City, CA Patch

Honeybees Create Buzz At Peninsula Library, Beyond - Redwood City-Woodside, CA - The Redwood City rooftop hives are intended as a way to attract and ...

Honeybees are capable of simple math  WBRZ

The survival of the honeybee has been a worldwide concern over the last 10 years. This concern is warranted, since one-third of all food Americans eat is ...

CoastLine: Honeybees, The Threats They Face, And Common Myths  WHQR

The honey bee population declined slightly in the United States from 2016 to 2017. That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most-often.

Fish and Bees “Talk” with Help from Robot Translators  The Scientist

A robot interacting with young honey bees in Graz, Austria, exchanged information with a robot swimming with zebrafish in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the ...

Wanted: Bear Suspected in Honey Theft from Susquehanna University  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The beekeepers club at Susquehanna University is looking for the thief who broke into beehives and stole honey. The suspect: a bear ...

Solar farms could help honey bees  Hillsboro Times Gazette

With local discussions *fresh* in mind on the merits of building a pair of solar power generating farms in southern Highland County, a company in Pennsylvani.

The world's largest bee vanished decades ago. Now, scientists have spotted it again  Science Magazine

In 1981, the world's biggest bee went missing—again. Wallace's giant bee (above, right), which lives in the rainforests of Indonesia, is four times larger than a ...

City council committee: Ease restrictions on honey bees  Terre Haute Tribune Star

A City Council committee Thursday recommended easing restrictions on beekeeping contained in a proposed new Terre Haute animal control ordinance.

Hello, hive mind: Bees can do basic arithmetic, a new study finds  Washington Post

The finding, by a team of researchers in Australia and France, contributes to the growing understanding of the intelligence mustered by the flying insect, even ...

Local business helping bees succeed in cities  WRAL.com

Bee Downtown is a business built by an NC State graduate. She convinces other businesses to host bee hives and it's a trend that is catching on with major ...

The Wild Honeybees to bring Mardi Gras dance party to MemAud  The Post

If anybody has ever wanted to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras to dance up and down Bourbon Street, The Wild Honeybees Mardi Gras Dance Party ...

Scientists prove bees can do math  CBS News

A new study finds that honeybees can perform basic arithmetic – adding or subtracting – triggered by color cues.

Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads  Nature World News

The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a ...

Photos: What’s the buzz on the bees atop the Redwood City Public Library?  The Mercury News

Up to 120000 honeybees could make their home in two beehives on the roof of the Redwood City Public Library. Each hive typically holds 40000 to 60000 bees.

Honey as a Pollution Detector? It’s a Sweet Idea  The New York Times

Beehives and their contents are a sensitive detector of lead emissions, a study of Canadian urban apiaries showed.

When Honey Bees Cause a Buzz for the Wrong Reasons  Care2.com

There's something wrong with honey bees in San Diego, according to a new study, and the findings probably aren't what you think.

More rain, more concern for bee population  KCRA Sacramento

The return of rain is highlighting three concerns about the potential impacts on farmer's bee populations during the key pollination season as area orchards are ...

UBC study shows honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities  Coast Mountain News

Honey from urban honey bees can help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, a new study from the University of British Columbia ...

Honey bee gut microbiome research -- NSF grant  EurekAlert

'Using the honey bee gut microbiome as a model to study host defense against parasites could have implications for understanding the human microbiome and ...

Morgan Freeman Turns His 124-Acre Ranch into Bee Sanctuary  VegNews

The actor aims to provide a place for the pollinators to thrive with no intent to harvest their honey.

Lavender: all-purpose Swiss army knife of fragrant herbs  Times Herald-Record

Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto winters. This perennial evergreen ...

Bees relocated from the columns of historic downtown property  Northwest Georgia News

Rome businessman Bruce Hunter was minding his own business at home off Second Avenue in the historic Between the Rivers district one day when he noticed ...

Honeybeess slump in Iowa Park tourney  Stephenville Empire-Tribune

The early going in the 2019 softball season has been a little rough so far for the Stephenville Honeybees, who have dropped eight of their last nine games ...

Bees win, Jackets second in Glen Rose track  Stephenville Empire-Tribune

GLEN ROSE — Stephenville High School won the varsity girls team title and took second place in the varsity boys division Thursday night in the Glen Rose Tiger ...

Honeybee Discovery Center aims to educate the public on honeybees, beekeeping  Appeal-Democrat

The Honeybee Discovery Center – a project that plans to educate people on honeybees and beekeeping – will be buzzing to Orland.

Scientists ask for help: Want to gather data on frogs, pollinators, bees?  Quad City Times

Wanted: Nature-loving volunteers to gather and record data to help scientists learn more about pollinators and frogs/toads. Hours vary. Training provided.

Bees Converge on Central California From Across the Pollen Nation  The Wall Street Journal

Yuba City, Calif. As rain clouds blanketed the sky in February, almond farmers in California's Central Valley walked their orchards, rubbing blossoms between ...

Morgan Freeman Turns His 124-Acre Ranch into a ‘Bee Sanctuary’ to Save Honeybees  The Epoch Times

The Hollywood actor with a voice worth millions is also a well-known supporter of the environment. Morgan Freeman lends his talents to narrating for ...

South O'Brien FFA starts raising honeybees | News  nwestiowa.com

PAULLINA—The South O'Brien High School FFA Chapter will be buzzing with busy bees when warm weather returns this year.

Where Honeybees Thrive with Heather Swan  Wortfm

Today's episode is a pledge drive conversation with writer and beekeeper Heather Swan about her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field.

Wachusett Garden Club holds lecture on honey bees  The Landmark

The Wachusett Garden Club will be hosting a lecture on “Honey Bees: A talk for Gardeners, Naturalists and Environmentalist” on Wed March 13 at 7 p.m. at the ...

Bees and fish learn to communicate long distance – via robots  New Atlas

A colony of bees in Austria and a school of fish in Switzerland have become unlikely allies. In experiments run by several European universities, the two very ...

Condon: It's time to keep your eyes and ears open for the return of Spring  The Daily Progress

Marlene A. Condon, author/photographer of “The Nature-friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People,” is a columnist for The ...

Heron Mark Tattoo & Gallery to host art installation from the Good of the Hive  Mountain Xpress

Heron Mark Tattoo & Gallery, located at 290 Haywood Road in Asheville, will host an interactive art installation by the Good of the Hive founder Matthew Willey ...

Bridges Records 1st NBA Double-Double in Birthday Win  Hornets.com

GALLERY: Photo Gallery | Fashion | Honey Bees VIDEOS: Team Highlights | Walker Highlights | James Borrego | Miles Bridges | Malik Monk. By Matt Rochinski.

Harsh Central Wisconsin winter takes a toll on bees  WAOW

The harsh winter Central Wisconsin has had has taken its toll on many things, including bees.

Gardens of the Cross Timbers: Do your white flowering trees smell like dead fish?  Shawnee News Star

You gotta be a 5th grader to totally appreciate my Michigander mother's poem she trotted out the first day of each spring in her best imitation of a Bronx accent.

Finding an ecological niche: The Buckeye | The Real Dirt  Chico Enterprise-Record

Note: Buckeye (Aesculus californica), gray pine (Pinus sabiniana), and blue oak (Quercus douglasii) are tree species that thrive in rugged local foothill woodland ...

Dan W. Bench: Protect Boulder ground water by avoiding these pesticides  Boulder Daily Camera

There are three words every gardener and pesticide applicator needs to know and remember: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. These are three of ...

Honey, I'm home: why a resident beekeeper is the latest buzz in luxury property  Telegraph.co.uk

Spring is in the air and honey-making season is just around the corner.

Still going strong - ddtonline.com: Sports  Delta Democrat Times

Back during the 1992 Greenville High School Honeybees regular season, a sophomore guard was running the floor on a fast break. She received a pass on the ...

Honey Bees Can Do Simple Math, After a Little Schooling  Smithsonian.com

Researchers trained 14 bees to add and subtract by one, suggesting their tiny brains have found novel ways of doing complicated tasks.

USDA Ready to Help Iowa Farmers Recover from Recent Flooding  KIOW

Extreme weather conditions like the recent “bomb cyclone” impacted farmers and ranchers in Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster ...

Calendar for March 23  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

Arts & Exhibits. TODAY, March 23. ADVERTISING. 31ST ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART. Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo. When: Regular ...

Vaccine for Honeybees Could Be a Tool to Fight Population Decline  The New York Times

Scientists hope the vaccine can make bees more resilient against diseases that can wipe out entire colonies.

Nashville Venue Creates a Buzz  VenuesNow

Posted by Pamela Sherborne | Jun 17, 2015 | General | 0. Nashville Venue Creates a Buzz. Beekeeper Jamie Meredith prepares hives on the roof of Music City ...

FEATURE-Add cows, subtract chemicals: Organic farming a plus for climate-hit Indian farmers  Reuters

ICHAPUR, India, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change brought less predictable weather, farmers Deepankar Mandal and Sanjib ...

Hornets, wasps and yellow jackets: pest experts say now is the time to set traps  KXLY Spokane

It's been a cold and snowy winter, but we've made it, and Wednesday is the first day spring!

How Humans Are Hurting Honeybees' Ability to Reproduce  National Geographic

From pesticides to land development to electromagnetic pollution, humans often harm the ability of honeybees to reproduce.

LETTER: We are committed to the valley's fruit growers  BCLocalNews

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries Ltd., can assure orchardists that we will be able to pollinate large portion orchards.

Spring gardening events: Workshops, hikes and plant sales  OregonLive.com

A bounty of Portland area workshops and classes will help you prep for spring.

Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases  Fox News

The first-ever vaccine for insects now exists, thanks to scientists at the University of Helsinki in Finland hoping to save one of the most crucial pollinators in the ...

Researchers Create First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine | Smart News  Smithsonian.com

The compound protects against the American foulbrood disease, but the same technique could lead to protection against other major pathogens.

Honey Bees' Oddly Hypnotizing 'Shimmering' Is Actually a Clever Defense  Gizmodo

Have you ever seen bees shimmering? It's pretty neat! It's also oddly mesmerizing, as evidenced by a widely circulated video of the phenomenon recently ...

Morgan Freeman has turned his 124-acre ranch into a giant bee sanctuary  Mirror Online

The keen beekeeper imported 26 hives to his Mississippi home in 2014 with the hope of improving the insect population.

Honey bee population struggles to hang on  WCTV

Honey bee hives in South Georgia are starting to heat up for the season, but their population could be in danger.

Honeybees forage more successfully without the “dance language” in challenging environments  Science Advances

Honeybees use the waggle dance to share information about food-site locations with nestmates. However, the importance of this behavior in colony foraging ...

Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers  NPR

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there ...

Nauni varsity’s apiculture centre ‘best’ in country  The Tribune

TheTribune: In a significant achievement, the apiculture research centre of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been ...

What’s Happening to Honey Bees?  Growing Produce

There's a harmonious relationship between fruit and nut crops and honey bees. The fruit and nut industry depends on these pollinators. Honey bees are ...

More Honey Bee Hives To Go High-Tech With ApisProtect  Forbes

Monitoring honey bee hives by hand is passé. The buzz these days is about high-tech sensors inside hives. They help commercial beekeepers keep colonies ...

Among the Many Talents of the Humble Honey Bee: Arithmetic  TIME

A new study found that bees can do math, suggesting that advanced arithmetic may be more accessible to nonhumans than previously suspected.

Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood  Phys.org

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, including pesticides, diseases, poor nutrition and habitat loss. Recent research ...

Bee-aware of honey bees this spring!  Clay Today Online

Pollen and allergies have finally hit our area: eyes are puffy, noses are raw, and cars are yellow from all the tree pollen. You also might have noticed an increase ...

A mushroom vaccine could save the honey bees  Grist

A new study gives declining bee populations and the people trying to save them new hope.

We can breed honeybees to be cleaner — and it may help save the species, study says  Miami Herald

Honeybees have a gene that promotes cleanliness — like removing dead or sick bees from a colony — and breeding for that could be the key to preventing ...

Colony Size Drives Honey Bees' Overwinter Survival  Entomology Today

Research in Pennsylvania shows that overall colony weight and the number of worker bees to be the leading factors in determining overwintering survival of ...

Some honeybees have four parents or no mother – and we don’t know why  New Scientist News

By Sam Wong. We've still got plenty to learn about “the birds and the bees”. A close looker has revealed that some honeybees born partly male and partly ...

Mobile-phone microscope detects the 'silent killer' of honey bees  Phys.org

Bees are among the most important species responsible for pollinating about one-third of the world's food supply, with their contribution in the United States ...

Here's how clumps of honeybees may survive blowing in the wind  Science News

Honeybees clumped on trees may adjust their positions to keep the cluster together when it's jostled by wind, a new study suggests.

How To Help Honey Bees Survive The Winter  Utah Public Radio

As many people know we've had challenges with supporting good populations of honey bees in North America in recent years. And a big part of this factor is.

Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves  The Ohio State University News

It's about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die ...

Honeybees, in decline for decades, finding new homes in unusual places  New York Post

The yellow and black pollinator is being welcomed into unusual places like Delta across the country – all to combat the drastic decline in honeybee populations ...

Hive vandalism kills thousands of honey bees in Iowa  USA TODAY

The vandalism at Grateful Acres Farm in Ankeny, Iowa, near Des Moines, followed another Iowa hive vandalism and several others that made headlines.

Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees  Phys.org

Among the social insects, bees have developed a strong and rich social network, where busy worker bees tend to the queen, who in turn, controls reproduction ...

Humans Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field, Brain Imaging Study Says - The Crux  Discover Magazine

Human brains responded to changes in a magnetic field, evidence that we have the ability to detect them.

Tennessee 'bee whisperer' removes 35,000 honey bees from brick wall  Fox News

A bee removal expert in Tennessee is making quite the buzz after extracting an estimated 35000 honey bees from a brick wall.

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