More and more gardeners are getting excited to plant a bee garden this year. Many natural sources of flower-rich habitats are diminishing more and more over time. By planting a bee garden, you too can do your part to help the bees! In return, the bees will pollinate your flowers, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables as well as the joy of watching them up close and knowing that you are doing your part.
Rocky Mountain Honey wants to give back to the bees that have made our company possible. With the decline in bee populations over the years it is more important than ever to try and find solutions to the different environmental causes of this decline. These causes can range from Colony Collapse Disorder and varicose mites to Pesticides and weather changes. Rocky Mountain Honey wants to do its part to donate to research to enhance the health of bees.
I don’t know about you but when my little girl asked me “How is honey made?” I didn’t have a clue how to answer her. So together we researched a bit and learned all about how bees create honey together. Here are a few simple steps to explain how it is done.
Studies over the last several years have shown that we may soon see if Einstein’s prophecy will come to pass. A massive decline in bee population has been reported in the US by beekeepers, in some states the decline is severe as 70% of the population. The decline in population is so severe that for the first time in history the honey bee is being classified as an endangered species.
Not all honey is created equal. Or, more accurately, not all honey on the grocery store shelves is equal. Some international honey has been treated and no longer has the health benefits discussed here.
Rocky Mountain Honey was established in 1992 as Gorder’s Honey by Ed Gorder in Blackfoot, Idaho. It was later bought by current owner David Dance in February 2015 where it then became Rocky Mountain Honey. Read More