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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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    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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    National Honeybee Day 2019

    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 proclamation honoring bees and beekeeping. The first National Honeybee Day was on August 22nd, 2009. Today, National Honeybee Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday in August. Why Do We Celebrate National Honeybee Day? The goal…