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Archive for August, 2013

Heptacodium – a late foraging source for bees

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 26, 2013

Honeybees are drawn to the first Heptacodium blossoms.


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Cosmos reaches peak blossom

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 26, 2013

Cosmos will continue to bloom until fall frosts. It attracts both bumblebees and honeybees


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Honey – bringing relief from the symptoms of Asthma

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 26, 2013

One of my honey customers noted that daily teaspoons of honey caused a significant reduction in the use of her puffer for asthma. She had tapped into one of the oldest remedies for asthma symptoms. The internet has more information:

“Honey is one of the oldest natural cures for asthma. Just by inhaling the smell of honey you can notice improvement in your breathing pattern. It is the alcohol and ethereal oils present in honey that will help people suffering from asthma. You can also take a glass of hot water and mix one teaspoon of honey into it and try to drink it slowly at least three times a day. Else mix one teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and eat it just before going to bed. This will help in removing phlegm from the throat.”

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Oxydendrum in mid bloom

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 13, 2013

The Oxydendrum attracts many Bumblebees and the occasional honeybee.


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Bumblebees and Anise hyssop

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 1, 2013

A large number of bumblebees have been drawn to the Anise hyssop. They far outnumber the honeybees.

anise hyssop

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