Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bee Products Popular as Gift Ingredients

The Ultimate Honey Do List
AmericasMart gift store buyers find a world of goods created from byproducts of busy bees
Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (USA), 9/28/2006

The secret life of bees is a secret no more. These popular insects caused quite a buzz at AmericasMart, as gift store buyers descended upon everything from soap to soups during a recent show.

Clearly Burt's Bees aren't the only ones staying busy.

Honey and other bee byproducts like beeswax, propolis and royal jelly served as key ingredients in a variety of product categories — from inspirational to high design. All of this productivity has occurred in spite of mite attacks that have wiped out 30 percent to 50 percent of colonies held by commercial beekeepers nationwide…

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