Did you know that the main job of a queen bee is to lay eggs? It means that Her Majesty is actually the mother of all the other bees that live in the hive. But what is it like to be a queen in a beehive?

When the queen bee is still a larva, the worker bees feed her with a special food called “royal jelly” which is rich in essential nutrients that allow the larva to grow as a fertile queen. Once she comes out from her cell, the queen bee flies a few times to mate with drone bees, and yes, I am using the plural here! Researchers found that bees of a single hive might have up to 50 different fathers! 

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Perhaps one of the most famous desserts where honey can actually play a key role is Baklava. This crispy and juicy dessert has delighted people in the Middle East, Balkan peninsula, Central Asia, South Caucasus and even Maghreb.

The origins of this dish are not well documented and just like many other recipes around the world, many countries have claimed its origins. Among all theories, the one that is considered as the most credible sees Baklava’s origins in Central Asia, during the Ottoman Empire.

You will also find different versions and methods as somebody adds walnuts and some other pistachios. We have heard of many disputes such as this one and we do not want to join this endless battle. There is one thing we can finally do: share our version with honey and walnuts (please, forgive us Team Pistachios). Let’s begin!

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Since the very beginning of our journey we have one clear goal in mind: raising awareness about the environmental problem related to bee’s population decline. We strongly believe that people, as well as institutions and companies play a key role in solving this problem. Why? Because we all have some moral responsibility and it is up to us to protect biodiversity. If you are reading this, you are most likely aware about this problem and how bees have an incredible impact on our everyday life in terms of how we live and what we consume.

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” Could you sell my honey too?”. Earlier I had no answer to this. My own honey brand Hello honey is very carefully built, and I didn’t know a way to promote honey produced by you and other beekeepers. Now I have the answer – here it is.

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Have you wondered how Bee Rescue began? To answer this question, we need to go a little backwards, precisely to July 23rd, 2020. On that day, I was reading an article about the different options that people can choose from to help local farmers in Italy. For instance, in Sicily you have the possibility to adopt a pistachio tree, in Apulia you can adopt an olive tree or even a cow. The idea is to adopt and get something in return. Among these options there was also the beehive adoption. As a honey lover and eager consumer, the first thing I thought was that I would love to adopt a hive, help a local beekeeper, and get to taste some delicious honey. But how could I do this alone?

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