Beekeepers from all over the state came to pick up bees to add to their colonies during our annual bee pick-up days. The exact date of pick-up days differ every year, but they’re typically around May when the weather starts to get warmer in Michigan. Around that time, we head down to Georgia to pick-up our bees, who vacation in the peach state for colony building in the winter months. Bees from GLBC also provide pollinating services in California. Continue reading Annual Bee Pick-Up Day
Celebrate The Kentucky Derby this year with a sweet, little twist on the iconic Mint Julep cocktail. All the same ingredients, just with a dash of honey to enhance the flavors in the Kentucky bourbon. This age-old drink can be enjoyed anytime of the year, but definitely something you should make if you’re partaking in Derby festivities.
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On Earth Day 2021, the Great Lakes Bee Company would like to remind you about exactly WHY bees are an integral part of the world’s ecosystem. Preventing the world wide population decline of the bees will be a huge step in helping save the planet.
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Looking for natural skin care products to give you bright, clean skin? Well, look no further. We have the perfect face mask for you to try. This mask is super affordable. You can make it yourself at home and it only needs two ingredients!
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How magical looking are these antique honey jars customized with corks hand-dipped in beeswax! You only need two materials- both of which can be found on our website. Simple and elegant. Perfect for weddings, table decorations, gifts, and more!
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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this year with a cool, refreshing Irish whiskey cucumber honey cocktail. This fun, green drink is a lot tastier than green beer and is sure to impress your guests!
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Honey Simple Syrup contains all the easy steps of making plain simple syrup combined with all the rewards of the unique taste of honey. This 15 minute Honey Simple Syrup recipe is so quick and easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making homemade simple syrup your whole life!
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Last month, Midwest Living magazine featured The Great Lakes Bee Company in an article as part of their February publication. This bi-monthly publication that focuses on travel, food, home, and garden saved a spot for us in their piece titled, “Our Guide to Midwest Honey Finds”. The Great Lakes Bee Company found its Butcher Block Conditioner highlighted among several other admirable bee and honey businesses.
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