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The hive is always busy. Each worker has its role and they work in unity and harmony keeping the hive healthy and vibrant. One of the most important products from the hive is honey.

“In 2009, the U.S. produced only about 144 million pounds of the 382 million pounds of honey consumed. To make up the difference between U.S. honey production and consumption, we rely on honey from other countries, including Canada, Argentina and Brazil, among other countries.”

Vanishing of the Bees, has quite a bit to say about imported honey. It is often diluted with other sugars including high fructose corn sugar.

Honey, primarily 2 sugars: fructose and glucose and contains volatile oils which bestow its flavor, minerals, proteins, enzymes, an vitamins. It is available in a variety of forms: liquid, creme or comb.

For Burns: the use of honey for burn care is amazing and backed by science based application and research: Keep in mind we are talking about raw, unpasteurized honey, often Manuka honey is used.

1. Raw honey converts slowly to H@O@ and H@O neither of which sticks to raw tissue.

2. It retards oxygenation by sealing the wound fromthe air. Pain is reported to decrease in 30 sec which is a long time for a burn patient.

3. Antibacterial: sterilizes the wound. Honey steals water from bacteria which then causes the bacteria t dry up and die. The vitamins and minerals naturally present contribute to wound healing.

Historically and currently honey is recommended for constipation, insomnia, ulcers and obesity.

Today’s tip: support local beekeepers. Buy raw honey when available. Supermarket honey is often pasteurized at high temps which destroys enzymes and nutrients.




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