• February 28, 2017
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What makes a chocolatier?

What makes a chocolatier? A lady called in and ordered some honey caramels. When she was done, I asked her if she wanted chocolates. She stated:  “If I wanted chocolates, I’d get them from a real chocolatier.” That created a bitter taste in my soul. Queen Bee Gardens has been making and selling chocolate confections […]

  • November 21, 2016
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Do Your Holiday Shopping with Queen Bee Gardens

Cold temperatures are getting comfortable and the holiday season is quickly approaching. The holiday season is packed with snowmen and sugarplums, and a tremendous amount of stress. Shopping during the holiday season can be overwhelming. We all want to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list. If you do your holiday shopping with […]

  • November 14, 2016
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Top Ten Holly Jolly Holiday Honey Recipes

Many people think that honey is simply meant to enjoy stirred into a cup of tea or spread onto toast in the morning for a quick sweet fix. However, honey is a vital ingredient in a wide variety of dishes. From an exquisite appetizer to a hearty main entrée, honey can be incorporated into any […]

  • October 28, 2016
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Bees Frequently Visit California but Not for Vacation

Almonds are a snack that we can stand behind. They are healthy and tasty, and the almonds of California are produced with the help of one of our favorite creatures – bees! The blossoms of almonds in California in San Joaquin Valley require cross-pollination with other blossoms in order to produce a crop. Cross-pollination is […]

  • October 24, 2016
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Chocolate vs. Chocolate

I especially love chocolate when it melts in my hands so I can lick my fingers. However, I can understand why companies would not want it to melt in my hands. In fact, M&M’s slogan states, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.” Melted chocolate is a mess that most people hope to avoid, […]

  • October 20, 2016
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Sweet Millions Made at Queen Bee Gardens

Whether you are shopping for a new pair of jeans or a box of chocolate honey truffles, I’m sure you appreciate customer service, individualized attention, and quality products. Most shoppers, regardless of what they are shopping for, want the experience to feel personal. If you are a corporate executive shopping for a mass quantity of […]

  • September 23, 2016
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Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Honey and cinnamon are both sweet in taste but something else is sweet about these two ingredients, and that is the incredible health benefits that come with both. Honey and cinnamon have both proven to be delicious, but they are also proving their worth when it comes to living […]

  • September 12, 2016
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Farmers, Be Nice to Bee Keepers

Farmers, Be Nice to Bee Keepers The average American probably doesn’t consider bees to be important in the grand scheme of things. The truth is that bees play an integral role in the success of the country’s farmers. Whether farmers are growing apples, pumpkins, blueberries, or some other type of fruit or vegetable, they rely […]

  • July 28, 2016
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Leaf Cutter bees vs. Honey bees

Leaf Cutter bees vs. Honey Bees Someone asked me if the big open rectangular boxes all around a field were my bees or not. With that description I told them no, those are leaf cutter bees around an alfalfa field. “Well, isn’t alfalfa one of your main sources of honey?” he asked. So, I started […]