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FROM the FARM: Never take slice-of-life staple for granted

FROM the FARM: Never take slice-of-life staple for granted

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Melomakarona aka Honey Syrup Soaked Greek Biscuits

Melomakarona aka Honey Syrup Soaked Greek Biscuits

Melomakarona, a rich and moist honey syrup soaked Greek biscuit, is a sweet tradition embraced for centuries as favorite holiday fare.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
Medicine Mama's Apothecary Sweet Bee Magic

Medicine Mama's Apothecary Sweet Bee Magic

Sweet Bee Magic and uses honey to creates a natural hydrogen peroxide and is a potent anti-inflammatory with anti-oxidants. It stimulates new tissue growth with a wide range of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Honey is also is a humectant that draws moisture into the skin over time, while…

August 21, 2013 6:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Bee venom treatment prized by royalty and regular folk

OFFBEAT: Bee venom treatment prized by royalty and regular folk

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Easy tips to make holiday parties healthier

Easy tips to make holiday parties healthier

Give guests a leg up on their New Year's resolutions with these tasty, healthful tweaks to your favorite holiday dishes.

November 19, 2012 9:00 am

All about honey presentation at Molly Beas Thursday

Molly Bea's Ingredients

April 17, 2012 10:38 am
Eating healthier

Eating healthier

Healthy food

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Gardening Beekeeping

Gardening Beekeeping

Edd Buchanan displays a frame from a hive at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., in July 2011, to examine how well his bees are developing a honeycomb, which he eventually will remove, package and sell. At least a pound of worker bees and a queen are needed to make a productive apiary, s…

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
Gerry Wozniak and Dr. Jerry Coltro Charm a Chicago Urban Bee Hive

Gerry Wozniak and Dr. Jerry Coltro Charm a Chicago Urban Bee Hive

Beekeeper hobbyists Gerry Wozniak (left) and Dr. Jerry Coltro are shown on Sept. 11 "charming" a colony of bees to transfer their "sweet operations" to a makeshift hive to be moved to a better location, after the swarm adopted a tree on a busy Chicago street near a school and park.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
Benefit of bees: Raise your own pollinators, reap a sweet harvest

Benefit of bees: Raise your own pollinators, reap a sweet harvest

The buzz about honeybees in recent years has been about their vanishing act from gardens and farm fields.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Michael S. Thompson and Hives

Michael S. Thompson and Hives

Michael S. Thompson (standing) is the man behind the many custom constructed bee hives around downtown Chicago, including the prominent pride-and-joy Mayor Daley colonies based atop Chicago City Hall.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
City Hives

City Hives

Bee hives have found a home in the urban landscape of the Windy City, with empty lots and high-rise building rooftops around Chicago hosting hives flowing with honey sold at the Chicago Downtown Farmstand.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
Honey Jars

Honey Jars

Honey harvested from the urban beehives on the rooftop of Chicago City Hall are sold at the Chicago Downtown Farmstand and prized as gifts to VIPs who visit Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
Bee and Flower

Bee and Flower

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's push for a "green scene" landscape in the downtown, with flowering planters and vast public park spaces, are an added draw for the hobby of urban beekeeping in the Windy City.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rise buildings are home to active hives flowing with honey

The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rise buildings are home to active hives flowing with honey

Last month, when Irene and Thomas Renwald of Munster read about a seminar in downtown Chicago on the hobby of "urban beekeeping," their curiosity prompted them to attend.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rises are home to hives flowing with honey

The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rises are home to hives flowing with honey

Last month, when Irene and Thomas Renwald of Munster read about a seminar in downtown Chicago on the hobby of "urban beekeeping," their curiosity prompted them to attend.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

OFFBEAT: Bees and honey not just a rural hobby, explained at Chicago buzz event tonight

OFFBEAT: Bees and honey not just a rural hobby, explained at Chicago buzz event tonight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Martha Stewart Sketch by Artist Sara Wood

Martha Stewart Sketch by Artist Sara Wood

Artist Sara Wood says her 2009 illustration of Martha Stewart in beekeeper garb symbolizes the media mogul as "the queen bee of a massive hive of a corporation."

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Greek Greatness

Greek Greatness

Melomakarona are Greek honey cookies with a delicate flavor and flaky texture. They feature a glaze rinse and chopped nuts to help enhance an already delicious taste.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am
Students abuzz during visit from honey queen

Students abuzz during visit from honey queen

Indiana Honey Queen Kelsey Salmon explains the duties of each type of bee that is lives in a hive to a group of second-graders at Thomas Jefferson Elementary Friday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 6:01 pm
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