What’s the buzz on Birmingham’s local beekeeping community?

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Beekeeping isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Photo via Unspalsh

VSCO girls said, “Save the Bees,” but Birmingham beekeepers have been maintaining this goal since before scrunchies were brought back in style. Our amazing little honey bees provide so much for mankind and behind every hive is a dedicated beekeeper with the knowledge and expertise to make sure our world stays bee-utiful.

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12 things to know about local honey in Birmingham, including what to do about a swarm

A local honey producer checking a hive.
Checking on the bees. Photo by Brian Booth, Jefferson County Beekeepers’ Association

When I think of local honey, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling. There’s something about knowing that people near here, some who I know, have been tending to bees and producing honey to make our lives a little sweeter. Once I started digging a little deeper into the world of local honey, it got more and more interesting. Here is some of what I learned.

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Bug bites with Children’s of Alabama expert Dr. Jolly

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I don’t know about you, but as soon as I get my first bug bite, I know that summer has officially arrived.

Children’s of Alabama wants you to stay safe by preventing those pesky bites and treating any bad ones. Dr. Joseph Jolly of Greenvale Pediatrics offers his expertise on bug bites.  Let’s see what he had to say.

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