Absolutely Delightful AZ Honey

We represent up to 8 local bee keepers depending upon the season. They distribute their hives and harvest honey from many different areas like Buckeye, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Mesa, Lake Pleasant, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, and Wickenburg. This allows us to provide a wide variety of local seasonal raw honeys. Uniquely delicious, natural flavors include orange blossom, alfalfa, mesquite, desert wild flower, Flagstaff wild flower and catsclaw. From time to time we get small batches of rare honeys like creosote bush, camelthorn, fairy duster, prickly pear or staghorn (cholla) cactus honey. We also have a great variety of pollen and when available propolis and royal jelly.

Absolutely Delightful Arizona Honey has 7-weekly farmers markets. Here is a link to our Farmer’s Market Schedule.

With the addition of this web site in 2009, our business and customer base continues to expand. We have begun filling in orders across all 50 states. The wide variety of specialty honeys from Arizona are in high demand.

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Bee Basics

By on April 4, 2014

A Super Organism

The honeybee is estimated to be 30,000,00 years old.

Everybody or most everybody knows that honeybees live in colonies in structures called hives. This all seems elementary. A bee is a bug that flies and lives with a bunch of others in this kind of apartment complex thing that, we humans call a hive. The bees all get together and build these somewhere..right? Right OK fine.

Well that was all well and good until a fellow named Johannes Mehring (1815-1878) comes along. Johannes was a cabinetmaker and an apiarist, meaning he was a beekeeper. Johannes came up with the bright idea that a bee colony, the hive and all the bees that fly to and from it, is actually a single being, equivalent to a vertebrate animal. This was nearly two hundred years ago that Johannes came up with this.

According to Johannes the worker bees represent the body organs that take care of maintenance and digestion while the queen and drones represent the male and female sex organs.

This is kind of a different way to look at things isn’t it?

The biologist William Morton Wheeler (1865-1937) coined the term “superorganism”. He is referring to ant colonies. This term has now been taken and applied to bee colonies as well. The highly respected contemporary scientist, Jürgen Tautz author of the popular book titled, “The Buzz about Bees” has, pardon the expression, upped the ante. Jürgen holds that a bee colony should actually be considered a mammal. If I understand Jürgen correctly, he is saying that the superorganism, known as the bee colony, if not completely mammalian, it is at least mammal like. He holds that a bee colony is not only a single being, but is smarter the some vertebrate animals.

For the Bee Informant the world has become a slightly stranger place since seeing Jürgen’s view.

What first comes to mind for the writer is simply this; If we know the workers are the digestive-maintenance organs and the drones-queens are the reproductive aspect, well then…where is the mind or more easily located where is the brain?

This study of bees as a superorganism is another opportunity to look at the life of individuals and feel the wild wonder of life on this here planet, Earth.

Since the writer knows almost nothing about bees, he will necessarily, proceed simply at first. Then as his own understanding grows, perhaps he will go deeper toward understanding, that is, understanding at least this one being, in God’s great existence. Perhaps this superorganism, can help us to percieve our own being a little more clearly?

It is from Jürgen’s book, “The Buzz About Bees”, that my future writings will be based. That is at least until further notice.

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Honey by the Bucket

By on November 14, 2012

In 1911 a bee culturist estimated that a quart of honey represented bees flying over an estimated 48,000 miles to gather enough nectar to produce the honey.

Bees Collecting Honey

By on November 14, 2012

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Mystery of the Disappearing Bees Solved

By on November 14, 2012

  If it were a novel, people would criticize the plot for being too far-fetched – thriving colonies disappear overnight without leaving a trace, the bodies of the victims are never found. Only in this case, it’s not fiction: It’s

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Bee as Mammals

By on April 11, 2014

The White Man’s Fly? As I said in the previous article; Jurgen Tautz believes that the honeybee colony, or super organism, is not only  equivalent to, but in fact superior to some vertabrate animals. He goes further to argue that

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The Benefits of Raw Honey Chart

By on April 4, 2014

One of my Facebook friends posted this on our page. It came from naturalnews.com