Honey is a natural source of sweetness and as many may say happiness. However, people may love it, but they do not necessarily know much about it. We are here to give you a spoonful of un-BEE-liveable interesting facts about honey and honey bees.
Does Honey Go Off?
Honey Never Spoils. Honey is naturally acidic and low in moisture which makes it an uninviting habitat for bacteria. If sealed in an airtight container, your honey can last forever. There are records of edible honey being discovered after thousands of years in Egyptian tombs.1
Are there any Bee Festivities?
The 10th of July was officially made a “Don’t Step On A Bee Day”. – The day was set as an important reminder that bee numbers in many countries have taken a plunge in the last decade and that it’s our responsibility to take care and maintain the bee populations. Bees keep plants and crops alive, they produce oxygen which keeps us alive. So, save a bee, save a life!
September is National Honey Month. The chosen month is September because it marks the end of the honey collection season. The event origins in the US but because of its significance, it has become international.
What are the ingredients of honey?
Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a honey bee’s entire flight around the world. Honey contains more than 180 different substances. Some of them are 5 enzymes, 6 vitamins, 8 distinctive lipids, and 12 minerals.2
Does honey promote fertility?
Honey has been regarded as a natural fertility booster for generations. The word ‘honeymoon’ is said to come from the age-old tradition of newlyweds eating a spoonful of honey each night to speed up the baby-conceiving process. Testosterone and nitric oxide are two of the compounds needed for the male reproductive organ to function. Raw honey consumption increases their levels and improves semen quality and fertility. Most importantly, the honey should be raw as only then does it contain beneficial pollen and all the nutrients intact.
Eating honey can make you smarter. Honey is the only food that has all the substances necessary to sustain life. Honey also contains ‘pinocembrin’ which is an antioxidant that improves the brain’s function.
Honey is the only food source produced by an insect that humans eat.
Can honey help cracked lips?
Honey is a great remedy for cracked lips. Honey works as a mild exfoliator and can remove dry, dead skin from your lips. This is a great and inexpensive hack close to your pantry.
How many flowers do honey bees visit in a day?
A worker bee can visit up to 2000 flowers a day.
Where is honey mentioned in the Bible?
Honey is mentioned in the Bible: “My son, eat thou, honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.” Proverbs 24:13
Want to know more?
Honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used in many cultures, due to its health benefits and sweet taste. Honey has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of some ailments, including sore throats and allergies, but be careful not to use too much honey, as it can also be harmful. Take care of your honey plants and harvest as soon as they’ve bloomed. The tastiest varieties of honey are typically produced by bees in warmer climates such as the United States, China and Colombia. Also, you can find different varieties of honey depending on the time of the year, including spring honey and autumn honey.
Honey is a sweet and sticky food that bees make with pollen from flowers. Bees are insects and are the only ones that make honey. The taste of honey changes depending on the flowers that the bees used to make the honey. It can be from yellow to brown in colour. Honey comes from bees, not from plants. The bees chew up flower pollen and stick it in their stomachs. As they fly around, they stick the pollen on their legs and then they leave their legs on flowers. The flowers turn the pollen into nectar, which the bees eat. The bees digest the nectar and mix it with their own saliva. They stick it in a honeycomb and let it sit for a few days. It hardens into honey!
1. Khan, F.R., Abadin, Z.U. and Rauf, N., 2007. Honey: nutritional and medicinal value. International journal of clinical practice, 61(10), pp.1705-1707.