To Bee, or not to Bee

A buzz-worthy shop that's all about honey

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ith free honey samples that span the globe from the sweet, airy honey of Vermont to the dark, smoky honey of South Africa, Follow the Honey (the name is based on the comment Bob Woodward is purported to have made while investigating the Watergate scandal: “Follow the money”) gives commoners a glimpse at the world of beekeeping—including the underground network of Bostonians who keep bees. “Queen Bee” Mary Canning opened the store to give customers a chance to slow down and take a peak a sustainable beekeeping subculture. She sells a buzz-worthy array of honey and beeswax products, including lotion, candles, candy, and, of course, an amazing variety of honeys. There’s even a daily special on tap for sampling. Warne

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Honeybees pollinate 75 percent of flowers, crops, and other vegetation. There are an estimated 1,000 amateur beekeepers in Boston.

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