March 1, 2018 HONEY

Honey is the nectar of flowers transformed by the honeybee ( Apis mellifera) into this sweet secretion that is deposited in the honeycomb of a beehive. I didn't appreciate the efforts of honeybees until I became a beekeeper 12 years ago. Just to sit and watch honeybees flying into the hive with pollen .I await April of every year with anticipation. This pollen is converted to honey by the specific worker honeybees.

Honey is a syrup composed of fructose, glucose, water, protein ( as in pollen ) enzymes, minerals and the pure essence of the flower it was taken from. Honey has been used for thousands and thousands of years, medicinally and as a food source. 

Honey not only can be used for wound healing in many studies. but it also inhibits the growth of Helicobacter pylori. ( like another natural substance, a resin from the Mastica tree)  Honey contains pollen grains from a wide array of local plants.  Daily use of local honey results in approved immunity to the local allergens and thus can be used to treat allergic symptoms. 

I usually have One  teaspoon of local honey every morning. At night I have a teaspoon of raw honey as it  can increase your own level of melatonin.

Until tomorrow....