It's All About Bees

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Meet Wendy and Margi  Fletcher from It's All About Bees!

It's All About Bees is a family owned bee business! They keep bees, extract honey, make honey and beeswax products and operate a retail store for all things bees in Ralston Nebraska.

All About Bees offers:

 It's All About Bees started making and selling honey and beeswax products in 2000, but the family's connection with bees and selling food their community goes way back! Wendy's great grandfathers on her mother's side kept bees and sold local produce and goods in small town Nebraska in the 1930s. The Fletcher family owned a migratory beekeeping company since the 1970s. It was there that Wendy  first learned  about the magic of bees, and their care and management. She currently keeps hives on produce farms in the Omaha metro region where the bees pollinate vegetable and fruit crops.

All About Bees has grown from a farmers' market stand to a bustling business with a retail store, online shop, products in dozens of area stores, and a loyal following of fans who appreciate the creative ways All About Bees uses honey add a bit of sweetness to life!  Their raw, local honey is a treat, and a true taste of our bioregion. Spread it on a warm biscuit with butter, drop a spoonful in a mug of tea, or drizzle it over a local pork roast – you cannot go wrong! In addition to straight up honey, they make dozens of products using honey as ingredients – mustards, sauces, jams & jellies, plus body care products like lip balm, salves and lotions.

4 sweet things about honey and honeybees!

1. “A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.” Source Ontario Honey

2.  “Approximately one-third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honey bee pollination. Some crops pollinated are cucumbers, almonds, carrot seed, melons, apricots, cherries, pears, apples, prunes, plums, pluots, seed alfalfa, cantaloupe, seed onions, avocados, kiwi, blueberries, cranberries, etc.” Source American Beekeeping Federation

3. “BEES HAVE MADE HONEY FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS.Around 130 million years ago, flowering plants first appeared, and a few million years later, bees began separating from wasps. At some point after that, bees began producing honey, with one fossilized honeycomb dating from around 3 million years ago. Humans, meanwhile, have been harvesting the sweet stuff for thousands of years. An ancient cave painting was discovered in Valencia, Spain, that depicts a human figure removing honey from a hive, and it could date from as far back as 15,000 years ago.” Source

4.  “Honey is made from nectar and a bee enzyme, that has been stored in honey combs and has gone through a fermentation process. Read more about how bees make honey.”

 

Where you can find It's All About Bees:

84th & Park Dr --Peel's Park Drive Plaza
Ralston,Nebraska (2 blocks south of 84th & Q --Located in the Northwest Corner)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6:30pm
Sat - Sun, 9am - 5pm

  • Omaha Farmers Market (Saturday in the Old Market & Sunday at Aksarben)