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        ….sting like an apis millifera.
                Musings from a beekeeper, hunter, locavore and unapologetic American.

Swarming Bees And The Killing Of A Colony

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Swarming Bees And The Killing Of A Colony

One day recently, I spent all afternoon and into the early evening chasing a fugitive swarm of bees. I finally gave up after taking a 100-foot tumble down a forested hillside. They reappeared at dusk as I was pouring birdseed into a feeder. The scout bees had found a new home and were leading their queen and their fellow minions to new digs deep inside the Pisgah. I watched with sad resignation as 10,000 bees flew just feet over my head. I’d like to think the bees made a deliberate flyby not out of spite, but as a final farewell....

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Why Is Sourwood Honey So Unique?

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Why Is Sourwood Honey So Unique?

We’ve had several customer inquiries asking the question: Why is sourwood honey so unique? Our lady aviators at KillerBeesHoney.com experience two honey flows in the Appalachian Mountains. Red maple kicks off the brood rearing season around March 5th. Bees primarily source it for its pollen, which is rich in protein, yet produces very little nectar. The nectar flow begins in earnest with black gum, holly, dandelion and black locust blooming the first half of May. Raspberry, persimmon and tulip poplar bloom later in the month. This is also the time when many wildflowers begin to blossom. The 210 different pollen...

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We Get Emails

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We Get Emails

Kim from Maryland writes: “Is any of your honey raw? I am specifically searching for raw honey for myself and other members of our CSA (nothing in Maryland is free from pesticides). Love your site. Cheers!” My answer in reverse order: Thanks for the compliment. Our dedicated and uncommonly attractive girls are very particular how they represent themselves, their respective hives, their honey and honey related products. Yes, all of our honey is “raw.” Meaning that it is unfiltered, unpasteurized, unheated un [fill in the blank]. We literally spin out our honey into a double sieve stainless strainer @ 1000/500 microns....

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A Sourwood Honey Whiskey Sour for International Whiskey Day!

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A Sourwood Honey Whiskey Sour for International Whiskey Day!
Today's it's International Whisk(e)y day and what better way to celebrate than with a Whiskey Sour made with our smooth Killer Bees Honey Sourwood Honey.

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Queen Marge’s Minions Are Smok’n Hot!

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Queen Marge’s Minions Are Smok’n Hot!

We previously reported that February was an unusually warm month on the mountain. The 70° weather combined with longer days triggered the red maple trees to bloom several weeks early. Red maple is one of the first trees to bloom in the Appalachia’s. Luckily, it is also a prodigious pollen producer high in protein. Pollen is the key ingredient in feeding larvae. The warm, longer days combined with the springs strong pollen yield signaled Queen Regina Margherita of The House of Savoy (Queen Marge) to begin laying eggs. Throughout the winter, she was dormant and snugged away deep inside the...

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