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Let’s Toast to Summer with our new “Love to Lavender” Lemonade Mocktail

Just in time for Memorial Day and to kick off the summer, this gorgeous new Love to Lavender Lemonade mocktail made with our Classic Lemonade is sure to satisfy the increased consumer demand for lemonade and also the growing trend of adding floral notes to beverages. I just love lavender because of its fresh, relaxing aroma and I’m here to attest that it is so delicious combined with our lemonade too. Did you know lavender attracts bees like a magnet? That's because the fragrant plant has both pollen and nectar to feed them. I’ve seen so many great recipes shared...

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Why We Love Lavender

Why We Love Lavender

Most people love lavender for its soothing smell and pretty color, but did you know the plant has many medicinal and therapeutic benefits? Research shows lavender essential oil can be helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, skin irritation and blood pressure. The flowering plant dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, as a soothing bath additive and even helps in the mummification process! Overall, the plant has many health benefits and is an important part of nature’s blooming process as well for our beloved bees. There are three different species of the beautiful lavender plant: French lavender, English...

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Love to Lavender Lemonade Mocktail Recipe

Love to Lavender Lemonade Mocktail Recipe

This recipe combines the sweet taste of Me & the Bees Lemonade with the light, refreshing taste of lavender. And it looks beautiful! It's a summer favorite.  Yield: 1 serving INGREDIENTS 12 oz (one bottle) Me & the Bees Classic Lemonade 1/2 oz Lemon juice Small scoop of ice Sparkling water Lemon wheels & dried lavender sprigs (for garnish) Lavender simple syrup* 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tbsp dried lavender buds 1 tbsp butterfly pea flowers PREPARATION In a shaker, combine 3 oz lemonade, 1 oz lavender simple syrup, .5 oz lemon juice and ice, then shake (for...

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Get Buzzy - Earth Day Activities

Get Buzzy - Earth Day Activities

  Earth day word search puzzles, coloring pages and DIY magnets are fun and educational ways to celebrate Earth day.  By downloading and completing any of the activities below, you can lean strengthen vocabulary, learn new colors, create cool magnet all the while reminding us what makes our plant so special.  Click and download one or all three activities.    Coloring Pages Earth Day 4 Ways to Help Love the Earth Word Search Earth Day Word Search DIY Magnet Project Get instructions and templates

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DIY Bottle Cap Magnets for Earth Day

DIY Bottle Cap Magnets for Earth Day

Go For Seconds: There are so many fun ways to reuse items around your house. Check out our DIY project on how to make your own refrigerator magnets out of your Me & the Bees Lemonade caps.  This project transforms a boring refrigerator, chalk board or locker into a work of art.   DIY Bottle Cap Magnets: Click HERE for easy instructions. Free Magnet Templates:  Yellow Bees Colorful Earth Day Letters Earth Day Letters Earth Day Letter Strips    

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A Sweet Spotlight on Stacey Barney: Executive Editor and TrailBlazer in the Publishing World

A Sweet Spotlight on Stacey Barney: Executive Editor and TrailBlazer in the Publishing World

Writing my first book, Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid, was a huge milestone for me.  It allowed me to document my entrepreneurial journey and inspire other young entrepreneurs to dream big and reach for the stars. Bee Fearless was so incredibly special to me, I wanted to make sure it landed in the right hands.   Meet Ms. Stacey Barney. The Editor of my book BeeFearless and the Executive Editor at G.P. Putnam’s Books for Young Readers. She is a true trailblazer and I wanted to share her unique story in honor of Women’s History Month.  With editors having so much influence over which books get...

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Seed Bombs for Spring: 🌱→ 🌼

Seed Bombs for Spring: 🌱→ 🌼

Spring is here, and wild, native, and honeybees are looking for flowers to pollinate. Have you ever heard of a seed bomb? Saving bees through seed bombs is fun and easy. A seed bomb is a rolled-up clay and soil ball filled with seeds that you simply toss out in your yard, garden, or even along roads and highways!  Click HERE to download a step by step guide for making your own seed bombs. 

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Top 10 Meaningful Moments of 2020

Top 10 Meaningful Moments of 2020

2020 was a year of great challenge for all of us. Both as a country and as a people. In the midst of all the chaos, there were some blessings.  

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I Can’t Vote Yet but I Can Make a Difference in our Democracy

I Can’t Vote Yet but I Can Make a Difference in our Democracy

Being 16 years old has its perks, but unfortunately, casting my own ballot in this year’s election is not one of them. I’m determined to make a difference for our democracy in other ways, and one of those ways is making sure everyone’s voice can be heard. I am committed to driving friends and family to the polls and encouraging loved ones to vote. This year will be the second election year that Gen Z has been eligible to vote, and Gen Z is also the most ethnically and racially diverse generation! As the youngest voting generation, I’d like to...

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IT’S PRICKLY PEAR HARVESTING SEASON!

Prickly Pear, cactus fruit, tuna (Spanish), figure de Barbary (French) – whatever name you call it - this delicious plant has much to offer and is ripe for the picking! Late summer through early winter, September through December, is the peak season for Prickly Pears in the Northern hemisphere. The Prickly Pear fruit, actually a berry, has been used to treat diabetic issues, gastrointestinal problems, sunburn, and cold symptoms. The leaves of the Texas Prickly Pear Cactus, known as Nopalitos are a staple in many dishes. The deep red fruit, used to make jam, jelly, sorbet, wine, and margaritas, is...

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7 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS CELEBRATION!

It's my birthday and I've always thought it's better to give than to receive!!

So, as a token of my appreciation,  I am celebrating by giving back to you.  Join in on the fun. #MikailaTurns13

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