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Is it a Bee?

Is it a Bee? Written by Megan Wannarka   Most beekeepers have gotten a call about a possible swarm of honey bees (free bees!) only to find and most likely for them to be a wasp nest instead. In general, people are likely to say bee when they mean wasp but do not know the difference. Here I will show you the differences to hope you learn the difference and catch yourself correcting the use of bee when really it is a wasp.    It is understandable why people would get these two insects confused. They both have three body…

Love it or hate it, Buckwheat honey is something to try!

Love it or hate it, Buckwheat honey is something to try! By Megan Wannarka of Bee.otany Edited by Brian Dykstra     Maybe you’ve seen this dark jar of honey in a store and thought to yourself…is that even honey? The color resembles brown, rich gravy, not the amber yellow that brings to mind “honey.” But would you taste it? Most people think that honey “should be” a shade of transparent yellow or orange or maybe even light brown color, but not an opaque dark brown, leading many not even to taste if they have the opportunity.   I do…