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Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
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We are an innovative bee supply company with two great locations in NC and PA.
We are an innovative bee supply company with two great locations in NC and PA.

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We saw this and thought you might be interested. It is good to see honey and bees being discussed.
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The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

“Honey in its natural form is very low moisture. Very few bacteria or microorganisms can survive in an environment like that, they just die. They’re smothered by it, essentially.” 

Honey is, first and foremost, a sugar. Sugars are hygroscopic, a term that means they contain very little water in their natural state. 

Read more: via SmithsonianMag | http://goo.gl/v81dcZ

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Unfortunately, winter losses are higher this year. One theory is that the mild winter last year allowed the bees to brood up earlier and thus the mite populations were higher earlier in the season. Of course, we now know that the real danger is not the mites but the viruses that result from mites. Due to the early spring in 2012, we had higher virus levels and sick bees going into winter, resulting in higher losses. 
2012 was a disastrous year for bees.

Read more about the mysterious malady that's wiping out as many as half of the beehives needed to pollinate much of America’s produce: http://nyti.ms/YIncTx

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