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    David Beckham: From Soccer Star to Beekeeper

    David Beckham is a name known around the world for his amazing soccer abilities, fashion sense, and his highly publicized personal life. Now it has been revealed that he has picked up a very interesting hobby – beekeeping! While most people were surprised to learn this, it does make sense for Beckham to take an interest in bees. He has always had a growing interest in nature and sustainability. As you know, bees play a crucial role in pollinating plants, and their health is vital to ecosystems worldwide. By maintaining beehives, Beckham contributes to the preservation of these essential pollinators. Now, Beckham shares his beekeeping hobby with the world by…

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    Valentine’s Day is for Beekeepers

    Did you know that Valentine’s Day has connections to beekeeping? It’s true! Valentine’s day’s origins began in the year 496. It was then that Pope Gelasius, the bishop of Rome, proclaimed February 14 as a feast day in honor of St. Valentine. This new holiday would now take precedence over the pagan fertility festival, Lupercalia. St. Valentine was a 3rd century Roman saint who is often associated with love and romance. While it is true that he is the patron saint of engaged couples and happy marriages, St. Valentine is also patron saint of traveling, epilepsy, and beekeeping. That means that it is St. Valentine’s responsibility to ensure both the…

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    Get 20% off Beehives and Supplies in November

    There are many things beekeepers can do now to prepare for winter. Now, here’s something you can do to prepare for spring.  Buy your hives, hive parts, and accessories early this year to save money.  You can get 20% off all Hoover Hives, NuBee, Busy Bee ‘N’ More, and CellTech products when you order from Galena Farms.  Use coupon code COMPLETEBEEHIVES.  This sale begins on November 1st, so purchase now while supplies are still in stock.   To take advantage of this awesome sale, click the button below to go to the Galena Farms website, and use coupon code COMPLETEBEEHIVES at checkout.   Best Things to Stock Up On: Protective Gear Beekeepers…

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    Top Beekeeping Prime Day Deals

    It’s Prime Day for Amazon. If you haven’t heard of Prime Day before, it is an annual 2 day shopping event that features some of the lowest prices on items that you’ll see all year. This year, Prime Day falls on July 12 – 13. There are so many things on sale, including beekeeping supplies. Read on to see some of the top beekeeping prime day deals I have found so far. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no cost to you and helps to keep this website running. 1. $60 off This Beehive This beehive is $60 off during Prime Day. That…

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    Spring Activities for the Elderly

    The following is a guest post from The Live-in Care Hub.  The Live-in Care Hub is a not for profit organization aimed at helping older people and their families find the best possible form of live-in care and they work with live-in care providers throughout the country. As we head into April, it is clear that winter has come to an end and spring is upon us. There is the faint beginning of warmer weather in the air, the daffodils and crocus are starting to bloom, and the birds are very definitely beginning to sing. Spring is a great time to get outside and start being a little bit more active,…

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    Best Gifts for Hobby Beekeepers

    Is there a beekeeper in your life that is due for a gift? We usually want to buy gifts for our loved ones based on their hobbies and interests, but unless you partake in that same hobby it can be difficult to know what to get. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of gifts for hobby beekeepers that any seasoned or aspiring beekeeper would love to get. From small gifts, to large ones, there’s something for every beekeeper here. How to Find The Best Gifts for Hobby Beekeepers Practical Practical gifts are always great because everyone wants something they can actually use. Beekeeping supplies such as tools, protective clothing, books,…

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    The Teal Pumpkin Project Meaning

    While I post almost exclusively about bees and beekeeping here, I do want to write about something else I am passionate about.  And that is food allergy awareness.  In the US, 32 million people have food allergies. 5.6 million of them are children.   My son is one of them. When he was just 13 months old, he was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy. His peanut allergy has changed our lives in so many ways.  Halloween, for example, is now something that can be quite dangerous for him.   Halloween With Food Allergies Some people say that kids with food allergies should simply not go trick or treating.  But I find…

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    National Honeybee Day 2019

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt USD1381625000 ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Today – Saturday, August 17th, 2019 is National Honeybee Day! It’s a special day to celebrate beekeepers, beekeeping clubs, and all honey bee lovers. It’s also an awareness day, for people to recognize how much of an impact honey bees have on our every day lives. National Honeybee Day (also called World Honeybee Day) started in 2009. A small group of beekeepers petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture to declare a formal…