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Maine Street Bee Upgrades Eco-Friendly Packaging For Paw Protector & Lip Balm Products

By Melissa Dupuis | September 25, 2019 |
Maine Street Bee Product Line

Through our dedication to providing eco-friendly packaging and our willingness to make room for improvement in functionality, we are so excited to announce and launch our beautiful, new leak-proof and compostable paperboard push-up tubes! Using the same great recipes, our Lip Balms and Paw Protector are not only pretty to look at but they pass…

New England Made Giftware and Specialty Food Show!

By Amy Steigbigel | July 11, 2019 |

  Attention New England Store Buyers… Maine Street Bee will be at New England Made 2019!   This truly one of a kind show, curates some of the best that New England makers have to offer. Whether your business is located in on the coast of Maine, NYC, or the American heartland, there is something…

Maine Stree Bee is Proud to be Recognized by Maine Made

By Amy Steigbigel | June 19, 2019 |

Visit our new profile on Maine Made And please check out their post on Facebook    A Tradition of Excellence Passed Down for Generations… A combination of pure material and fine detail has long characterized Maine craftsmanship.  A tradition of excellence passed down for generations, “Maine Made” is recognized worldwide as a term for quality…

Did You Know?

By Amy Steigbigel | June 5, 2019 |
Honey Bee landing on flower to pollinate

  Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey. One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one pound of honey. The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. A honey bee…

Today’s Buzz… How to Create a Bee Safe Yard

By Amy Steigbigel | June 5, 2019 |
Bee Safe Yard Sign with Chicken in Cumberland Maine

Let’s work together to promote awareness of the problems our pollinators are facing today, including pesticides and a lack of habitat and food sources, and encourage bee friendly gardening practices that support these essential members of our garden community. Here is a great article by the Honeybee Conservancy on how you can create an oasis…

Come On By!

By Amy Steigbigel | June 5, 2019 |
Maine Street Bee Sign at Headquarters in Cumberland Maine

Did you know centered in the town of Cumberland, Maine, our studio shares its location with a flock of chickens, an organic vegetable garden and of course the bees!? Who says you can’t homestead on an acre of property on Main Street? Well, we are always around so we encourage you to come by and…

Spring Skincare from Maine Street Bee

By Amy Steigbigel | May 30, 2019 |
Maine Street Bee Products on Display at Rough & Tumble

Greetings Beehive, It’s Spring!  Time to throw open the windows, dust off the winter and get the largest organ of your body – YOUR SKIN- ready for Summer!  Grab a friend and head down to the Old Port to see our beautiful Maine Street Bee display of all natural personal care products at one of our…

All in A Day’s Work

By Melissa Dupuis | May 22, 2019 |
Honey Bee Pollinating Flower

Being a beekeeper people ask me a lot of questions about bees and I find it difficult to answer without the explanation leading to other bee factoids.  There are so many interesting bits of information about bees! So, on my blog I’d like to demystify bees beginning with the dandelion bloom. I began seeing the…

Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

By Melissa Dupuis | September 26, 2018 |
Bees at a beehive

This article in Science Daily talks about how the world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible…

Safe, Bee-Friendly Pesticides

By Melissa Dupuis | June 15, 2018 |
Bee-Friendly-Pesticides_Garden

Looking for a way to fight pests or weeds in your garden? Many popular insecticides and weed killers are labeled as nontoxic and “biodegradable,” but recent science has shown otherwise. Studies have shown that when a bee lands on a flower treated with many popular and much-advertised pesticides, they attack the bee’s central nervous system,…

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