Urban Beekeeping
Bee Facts:

U.S. honeybees produce 200 million pounds of honey annually

Pollinators ensure production of 15-30% of our food

Sale of honey from a single hive can yield $300 or more income per year

Health Benefits

Native, raw honey can help reduce your seasonal allergies. In honey the allergens are delivered in small, manageable doses and the effect over time is very much like that from undergoing a whole series of allergy immunology injections.

In addition to being a concentrated energy source, honey (especially local and raw) contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Essential minerals, such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc are also found in honey

Why Local Honey?

According to Aquidneck Honey: "Beekeepers offer you pure honey, direct from the hive. Just the way the bees made it. This is complete honey, with pollen grains and enzymes that the bees produce locally. Honey includes pollen from flowers in the area where the bees work. Natural enzymes, pollen, vitamins, minerals and amino acids are found in Beekeeper's Honey. When honey is processed commercially, it is finely filtered and heated. Filtering removes most pollen particles and heat can change the color, taste and destroy vitamins. Additives have even been discovered in commercially processed honey found in stores."

For information on how you can do your part to protect and restore honey bee populations, contact the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association


Learn more about the importance of Bees at the Xerces Society!