Saturday, February 8, 2020

What's The Buzz About? The Oregon Honeycomb Mystery

 Hi all, Wren Johnson here from Oceanside, Oregon. I own and make product for "Let It Bee," my very own bee shop where we sell everything from honey to beeswax candles to hand lotions and lip balms.

February means Valentine's day and love is in the air. Here in Oregon we might get a rare snowstorm in February. Luckily most of the snow stays in the tops of the mountains so we can see it and visit if we want, but we don't have to clean up after it.

But not having a lot of snow means February is also the start of the pollen season. Oregon is known for being the pollen capital of the world and heaven help you if you have allergies.

The good news is that local honey as well as local bee pollen can actually help alleviate allergies for some people. Doctors liken it to taking an allergy shot. It has antioxidant properties and offers anti- inflammatory effects.

That said, some people can be highly allergic to honey and bee pollen simply because they can be contaminated by pollen from plants the person is highly allergic to, so we recommend that you always talk to your doctor before trying honey, bee pollen or royal jelly for health benefits.

February is a great time to check with your doctor so that the minute local honey, bee pollen and royal jelly become available you can start using them if it's safe for you.

But if your area still has snow in February, light a lovely beeswax candle, make a cup of tea and cuddle up with your favorite cozy characters. Never fear, spring will be here soon.

What is your favorite tea and how do you sweeten it?
Leave a comment below for a chance to win a book by Nancy Coco.

Happy Valentine's Day! Wren and her kitty, Everett

33 comments:

  1. I'm happy to drink a quality black tea with a dash of milk. I do not like sweet tea.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Love Earl Grey tea and I do sweeten it with honey. :) I also love citrus green tea.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Death Bee Comes Her". It's definitely on my TBR list.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books! Shared and hoping to be the fortunate one selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. i like chai but I don’t sweeten it
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  4. I mostly drink chai tea lattes that I don't need to sweeten. When I feel that a cold is coming on, I drink hot tea with honey and lemon and it really seems to help. I also enjoy sweet iced-tea ~

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  5. Thanks so much for the info. Now I know never to move to Oregon. I don't care for tea but would love to win a book. ckmbeg (at)gmail (dot) com

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  6. I drink different teas, depending on the time of day or how I feel. I do love lemon tea and spice teas. I use honey to sweeten them.
    debprice60(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I like Constant Comment Tea and sweeten it with sugar. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  8. My sister does local honey, one teaspoon, every day for her allegies and it helps.

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  9. I like black tea with milk & sugar.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  10. I love peppermint tea. I don't sweeten any tea that I drink, but I do use honey in cooking. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on the new series! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Tea is my panacea for all my ailments. It is soothing and works wonders. I drink orange spice tea, chamomile and chai tea with lemon and when my throat is a problem I add a teaspoon of honey. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I love Chamomile tea and sweetened with local honey. Yyuummm.

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  13. Mine is Jasmine tea and I just add a little sugar! tWarner419@aol.com

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  14. Oh my goodness I love Nancy Coco BOOKS 📚
    My ☕ tea is still Chamomile except sometimes
    I like Sleepy time both with a drop of Honey oh I forgot my grandma taught me to take 'Silver tea'
    So you splash a but if milk or cream in it.

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  15. Ever since I was young I have been a tea drinker. I grew up in a very cold climate so this was necessary and warmed my body. I like fruit teas and usually use a natural sweetener. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I am not a tea drinker but love the bee subject!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I really like Constant Comment tea with a little bit of sugar. Looking forward to starting the new series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. 2nd flush Darjeeling tea sweetened with sugar and a hint of local honey (too much honey over-whelms the tea flavor).
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  19. This looks like such a good book! I drink fruit teas and sweeten them with a little honey. Thanks for the chance to win. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  20. I'm not much for tea but I love honey in other things.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Taylor R. WilliamsFebruary 8, 2020 at 5:44 PM

    My favorite tea is made from the spearmint I grow and sweetened with liquid stevia that has no chemicals. Your book sounds awesome - thanks for the chance to own it. trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  22. Russian Caravan - brown sugar cube or honey with dipper (light amount of local honey)

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  23. Sweet Serenity bigelow co no need to add anything to it. Otherwise I use honey. Thank you for the chance

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  24. Ginger green tea - do not use sweeteners

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  25. I’m not a big tea person, but when I do drink tea, I don’t sweeten it.

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  26. I'm a cold sweet tea drinker. I'm from the South so sweeten it with sugar.

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  27. I like chai tea the way it comes, no sweeteners.

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  28. I like chai tea the way it comes, no sweeteners. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  29. Chai or black tea with honey and lemon! I love our local honey in Charleston! Wjcline@att.net

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  30. Chamomile is my favorite and I do not sweeten it.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  31. I drink a lot of Ginger tea, seems so relaxing and smells great, I also add a little honey. Thank you for the giveaway queenvictoria50 (@) aol (dot) com

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  32. Favorite tea ☕Chamomile with honey & a splash of milk. My gran called it Silver Tea.
    Love all Nancy s books CONGRATULATIONS :-)
    Blessings to ALL
    Thanks for chance at give-a-way :-)
    Gkathgoldin@yahoo.com

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