Honey Bees clock over 55,000 frequent flyer miles and drop in on about 2 million flowers in order to produce one pound of honey--all that time and effort to make 1/2 teaspoon of honey per bee, per lifetime. A hive will make hundreds of pounds of honey per year for their daily needs. If the beekeeper is lucky, they will remove on average 80lbs of honey per hive per year in this area of the country. Think about that the next time you put a little in your tea!
In search of nectar and pollen, the bees pollinate fruits and vegetables. Two out of every three bites you consume are possible because of honeybees.
The quality of honey comes down to the care from the beekeeper. When you buy from a local beekeeper, you can insure that the honey produced was done so using traditional and ethical methods.
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Honey has been touted for its healing properties as well as for its positive nutritional profile. It’s also considered an effective antimicrobial agent and may actually be used to treat minor skin injuries and prevent scarring. It’s a wonder our mothers didn't’t come running for us with a honey squeeze bear every time we scraped a knee or elbow as a kid.
As far as sweeteners go, honey actually contains small amounts of B vitamins, minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc as well as antioxidants and amino acids — a claim no other sweetener can make.
It might be beneficial to take a spoonful of liquid honey on its own for that allergy-induced scratchy throat or cough you may be experiencing these days, rather than a cough syrup.
Although there’s no scientific proof to support the notion that ingestion of trace amounts of local pollen in honey can help alleviate allergies, many swear by a daily dose of local honey to help reduce their allergy symptoms.
Local Honey is lightly filtered and never heated. As such, it will granulate more quickly than bulk honies. Simply place honey jar in warm tap water and it will re-liquefy. Honey does not spoil. Because of its dense sugar content and Ph levels yeasts and bacteria are incapable of spoiling honey.
Infants under one year old should never be fed anything raw. This includes honey.