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Nauvoo, IL, 62354
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Shop for beehive jewelry, beehive art and home decor and other handmade vintage bee goods for your little hive.  We think you'll really love the items we've found.

The Bumble Bee Blog

Take a garden stroll through some of our favorite finds of bites, bottles, & bees. The Beehive Shoppe blog called Rooster & Bee is a collection of the very best of bees.

Bumble Bee Mosaic Art

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A Collection of Bumble Bee Greeting Cards

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We love bumble bee and beehive greeting cards.. most of these are available here on - thank you for supporting our little beehive :)

How to Hold Your Honey - A Vintage Collection of Honey Pots

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We looked the world over for beautiful ways to hold your honey - and honey . . . look what we’ve found! Check out these adorable beehive honey pots:

Bee & Beehive Dinner Plates We LOVE!!!

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Here is an adorable collection of Bee & Beehive dinner plates

Beehive Decor & Linens For Your Bee Motif

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Searching for fun bee & beehive decor for home or crafts can be enjoyable. Here are some great ones we came across and decided to post on our blog. We are always looking for beehive decor items that bring a beautiful buzz to your home.

Maxine Kimball's Lemon Crumb Squares

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There are few treats as timeless as Lemon Bars. Sister Kimball arrived at many church and social functions with plates of these delicious Lemon Crumb Squares. Before long she was selling them to local diners & restaurants around Nashville, Tennessee . You’ll love these !!

Makes 2 dozen

1 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 
1 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup oatmeal (uncooked)

Blend together condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon rind; set aside. 
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. 

Cream butter; blend in sugar. Add oatmeal and flour mixture and mix until crumbly. 

Spread half the oatmeal mixture in an 8x12x2-inch buttered baking pan and pat down. Spread condensed milk mixture over top and cover with remaining crumb mixture. 

Bake at 350 degrees F until brown around edges (about 25 minutes). Cool in pan at room temperature for 15 minutes, then cut into 1 3/4-inch squares. Chill in pan until firm. 

Fantastical Art of the Bumble Bee

Dena Kennedy

Enjoy the Bumble Bee world of Neil Thompson. He loves in the UK and has taught himself to paint. Beautful !!

Harvest Honey Without Disturbing Bees With This New Beehive

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This new beehive invention by Stuart and Cedar Anderson, family run beekeeper business, honey bees around the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Their Flow Hive invention allows beekeepers to harvest honey from their hives without disturbing the bees inside.


The clever invention works by providing the bees with a partially-completed wall of honeycomb cells that they then complete with their own wax. After they fill these cells with honey and cap them with wax, the beekeeper can open the other end, allowing the honey to flow out into a tap without ever disturbing the bees. The bees simply reopen the cells and fill them up again.

Honey bees around the world are in trouble from something called colony collapse disorder, and this is highly worrisome because of the honey they produce and the agricultural plants they pollinate. Hopefully, this hive will give weakened hives a much-needed break from intrusive visits from the bee keeper!

Beehive Decor & Bumble Bee Decor We Love

Dena Kennedy

We found these beautiful Beehive decor items that we really like.

Vintage Bee & Beehive Beehive Decor - Beautiful Bumble Bees

Dena Kennedy

Vintage Bee - As we search the world over for the elusive vintage bee - we find things worth sharing. These beauties are definitely worth sharing. We have many of them being converted into vintage bee greeting cards and canvas art pieces.

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Old Kentucky Buttermilk Pie Recipe

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HONEY BEE DISH: Among some of the specialty recipes found in the south is this delightful rendition of the buttermilk pie. It’s an easy recipe with a rich, down-home goodness.

4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cup buttermilk (churned buttermilk is best)
1 pie shell, baked but not browned

Beat eggs and sugar together until light and lemon colored. Add flour and beat some more. Mix the butter, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon rind and the buttermilk, then add it to the egg mixture, pour into the pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-30 min. Over baking makes it tough.

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How to get rid of bumble bee nest

Dena Kennedy

One of the most popular questions people ask about bees is - How to get rid of a Bumble bee nest. Bumble bees are social insects that tend to form colonies of their own. Each colony of bumble bees has a single queen. Bumble bee colonies are typically not as large as honey bee colonies - typically there are roughly 40-50 bees per nest. Bumble bees can sting multiple times and can be very painful. The good thing about bumble bees is that they tend to stay away from animals and humans.

It’s important that you not kill bumble bees. Their population is already threatened and we need bumble bees in our ecosystem for many of our plants and food products to survive. Make sure you know what variety of bees are in your garden or yard before you try to get ride of them.

All that being said here are three effective tricks to safely remove bees from your yard or garden:

1) Mixing up a vinegar spray is an easy way remove bumble bees. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and put it into a spray bottle or can. Be sure to wear protective clothing and spray the hive at night while the bees are resting. This should do the trick !

2) Citrus is another good way to ward off bumble bees. Boil a pan of water with lemon slices in it. The water should boil down to about one-third and then put it in the spray bottle. Spray this around the hive and on surrounding flower beds.

3) The sweetest way to get rid of bumble bees without killing them is to use cinnamon . Simply sprinkle some ground cinnamon around the hive at night for a couple weeks and they’ll eventually get the hint.

How to get rid of bumble bees

How to get rid of bumble bees

Best of Beehive Baking - Bumble Bee Blog

Dena Kennedy

Busy as bees baking with these. This collection of bumble bee bakeware and baled goods is fun to see.

FREE Vintage Art & Labels - You'll love these

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We have a collection of FREE vintage art & labels available for free download. You’ll love how they look. Simply print them off - if you need to print it BIG that’s no problem. Take the file to a Fed-Ex/ Kinkos or other print shop. For a dollar or two you’ll have whatever size you need.



Best of the Beehive Dishes

Dena Kennedy

We are always looking for vintage bee hive dishes and kitchen ware. Here some we love at the Beehive Shoppe.