Smokin' Comb: An Astor Apiaries & Fifth Hammer Brewery Collaboration
A few weeks ago we finished up a special collaboration with our friends at Fifth Hammer Brewery.
If you're not familiar with Fifth Hammer... they...
The Many Uses of Beeswax
Beeswax is a wax that's been used throughout history by humans. It's a hard wax that is very versatile. Honey bees produce it from glands on the u...
Monger's Palate & Astor Apiaries - Cheese & Honey Pairings
This is a guest post by Carol Johnson
Hi, I'm Carol, the owner of Monger's Palate, a neighborhood cheese shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We sell ...
Beekeeping Q&A: Hobby Beekeeping
This is the recording of our Beekeeping Q&A from January 28th, 2021. For future Q&A Sessions, visit our Events Page.
Do you have bee and/o...
Some Liquid Sunshine That Came Out Of A Terrible Year
It's clear that 2020 will go down as one of the worst years in recent memory for many reasons, but I'd like to share a few silver linings that bri...
Bee Parts: What do Bees Use Their Antennae For?
Every action that defines the life of a bee would not be possible without their antennae. The two long, wavy sensory organs perched on bees’ heads...
Beauty is in the Eye of the Bee-Holder: Bee Products in Cosmetics
Winnie the Pooh is not the only person (or bear) that finds bee products fascinating. For centuries, humans have used bee products in countless wa...
The Spectrum of Honey
The first thing that comes to mind with the word “honey” is that sugary, sweet, golden syrup found inside a squat, smiling plastic bear or a fanc...
Honey Bees Love To Dance
As children, many of us might have deemed bees as dumb, evil, victims of their own caprice, and incapable of doing anything sensible and well calc...
14 Benefits of Raw Honey
This is a blog post from My Honey Crate.
Since ancient times, honey is one of the best folk remedy known to mankind. This golden liquid has tr...
5 Health Benefits of Bee Pollen
This is a blog post from My Honey Crate, written by Olivia Li.
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay
Have you ever wondered what those yellow sack...
Q&A with Master Beekeeper, Nick Hoefly
Astor Apiaries is proud to have a new Master Beekeeper on staff. Our head beekeeper, Nick Hoefly, recently completed his certification with Corn...
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