This really is one of my favorite months; I love that I can talk about honey everyday at The Honey Cottage. To bee able to share with others around the world is even more exciting! As a continued tradition here are our favorite fun facts for the year 2020!
1- Even though bees are fed sugar water, corn syrup, or high fructose corn syrup; they get no nutritional value from it. This leaves them open to low immune system and even viruses.
2- If nectar is not gathered from flowers by bees it is not honey.
3- Raw Honey is good for cancer patients because it keeps the body alkalized; meaning it will not feed the cancer.
4- There are 118 known chemical elements; depending on the flower sources available, bee pollen can have about 60 of them!
5- Bees do not have a nose or lungs!! Bees actually breathe through holes in their sides!
6- Propolis is loaded with bioflavonoids which are fantastic for fighting off free radicals in the body, mending blood vessels, and aid your bodies ability to fight off illness.
7- In order for us to get food on the table; a bee has to pollinate the flowers. On a sunflower there are about 1,000 individual flowers on it; if each one is not pollinated the sunflower seeds do not produce!
8- Amino acids are important for the human body to function; from making hormones to healing. Bee pollen is one of the few foods that have ALL 22 amino acids!!
9- Bees have three ways to taste; they can use their proboscis, their antennae, and their feet!
Share with everyone you know and spread the word about how special bees are!! The more we know about bees the more we can help them properly. Help save the bees with us!!
From our hive to yours,