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Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Santa Barbara Hives on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara!

Celebrate International Women's Day with Santa Barbara Hives on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara!

Join us on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo to celebrate International Women's Day at the Makers & Wares Market in Santa Barbara from 11am to 6pm! Santa Barbara Hives will also be there Saturday March 6th with honey, all natural soaps, beeswax candles and scented soy candles. So many reasons to celebrate all the women in our lives and the bees certainly agree as 95% of the bees in a colony are female! We hope to see you there. 

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Bee removal cut out from a tire by Santa Barbara Hives

Bee removal cut out from a tire by Santa Barbara Hives

The scout bees did their job and found a really nice place to make a new home in a tire protected by a pile of wood. We got the call last Fall from the owner that saw the swarm settling into the tire and offered to come and get them. Fast forward to the imminent Spring with beautiful weather and bloom and the bees not only survived the winter in their tire hive but they were about to explode in numbers and were much more active so we came in and placed them into a double hive box so we...

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Ellen's Super Bowl Wings with Santa Barbara Hives honey

Ellen's Super Bowl Wings with Santa Barbara Hives honey

There was no denying Tom Brady and Gronk in Superbowl 55 and there is no denying Ellen's Hot Wings recipe either! Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You might be tired of seeing Brady win but you gotta respect the accomplishments. Right Belichick?!  Back to the recipe. Baking Soda and Santa Barbara Hives honey are the secret ingredients. Recipe: Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Toss 10-20 chicken wings in salt, pepper and baking powder. Baking powder makes browning the wings faster so they get crisper. Bake wings for 20-25mins, flip and bake for another 20-25mins Wing Sauce: heat up 1...

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