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Local Honey

Local honey is good for your health. The local honey in St. Louis, MO just so happens to be harvested in my cousins backyard! Ben McGuire is a beekeeper and he has been for 15 years! Pure Honey Overland can be found at the Overland Farmers Market a few times a year. My family and I love his honey and are amazed at his bravery! Last year Ben filled 80 jars of honey for my wedding favors! I told him I wanted to learn more about the bees and photograph them! I finally got the opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed it! Check out what I got to see and learn below!

The smoke distracts the bees, keeping them busy so we can get near!

The bottom shelf has a special grid to keep the queen bee low in hive, she is too big to fit through it!

The bee in the image below on the right is making his entrance into the world!

See his progression below!

The white cells near the center of the honeycomb are hatched eggs.

The image below is a honeycomb that has been completely cleaned out. The next two images show a full honeycomb that is ready for extraction!

Ben suggests not only adding honey to your tea, but also to vanilla ice cream! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for letting me visit and for the honey!

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  • August 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm

    Luke Snyder - Great post and pics. How cool was that to see a baby bee birth? Thanks for sharing!

  • August 6, 2018 - 3:17 am

    Robert Kientzle - When will you next be at Overland Farmers Market with honey?

  • August 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm

    natashamcguirewebsite - Hi Robert, Ben hasn’t been getting much honey from his bee’s lately. (As of August 2018). :(

  • July 24, 2019 - 8:36 pm

    frank mattingly - I’m looking for some local honey, do you have any available? call me 314.575.2669

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