48th & J

Welcome to 48th & J, a sophisitcated and sometimes unconventional, but always genuine blog about all things bees.

Recent Posts

August 21, 2019

Like many questions about beekeeping, the first response we have to this question is:

It depends. 

The main consideration we have when harvesting is ensuring the bees have enough honey reserves to survive through the winter. With this in mind, you need to assess your hiv...

April 16, 2019

Hey Bee Boxers,

Ever wanted to know what differentiates raw honey from many of the honeys you find in the grocery store?  Well we’re glad you asked! Raw honey is usually filtered through a strainer and then bottled where it’s ready to be consumed. Pasturized honey on th...

April 9, 2019

Hey Bee Boxers,

It’s springtime, and that means we’re starting to plan our spring gardens and we’re hoping you’ll add some bee friendly favorites to yours as well.  One type of shrub that you might not have considered is the bottlebrush plant. These shrubs are native to...

April 2, 2019

Hello Bee Boxers,

If you’re anything like us, then you’re a big fan of candles! Whether it be lighting one to relax after a long day or multiple ones to create ambiance, we know there’s just something about lighting a candle that takes a moment from being ordinary to sp...

February 28, 2019

Hey Bee Boxers,

Some of you may know this and some of you may not, but our Sacramento-based storefront is owned and operated by a family of Fourth Generation Beekeepers. The Becker family of beekeepers own and operate over 6,000 beehives in the Sacramento Valley, in add...

February 18, 2019

Hello Bee Boxers,

We get a lot of questions about Backyard Beekeeping, and we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions! Each week we will be posting a new blog answering your questions, and we hope this helps other backyard beekeepers gain experience to...

February 18, 2019

Hello Bee Boxers,

Let's talk about Sacramento's favorite topic: Sacramento Allergy Season!

Okay, truth be told, every person in Sacramento is dreading this spring - and for the rare few that don't get seasonal allergies, we are all jealous of you!

The pollens that are flo...

October 30, 2018

Hey Bee Boxers!

As we are all too aware, cold and flu season is starting up in Sacramento, Ca. Sore throats and coughs that keep you up all night are the worst combination when you still have work and chores to take care of during the day. Don't let your coughs and sore...

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About the Blog

48th & J  is a concept, a sense of place. The name comes from the cross-streets that designate the flagship location of our company, 

The Bee Box.

On this blog, we will dive into the beehive and discuss everything from pertinent issues facing the bee world today, to how to execute the perfect charcuterie board.

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