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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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    Get 20% off Beehives and Supplies in November

    I recently wrote about 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 accesories 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 Sale2021.  This sale begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th.   To take advantage of this awesome sale, click the button below to go to the Galena Farms website, and use coupon code Sale2021 at checkout.   Best Things to Stock Up On: Protective Gear Beekeepers always need protective…

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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

    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…