National Honey Month 2020

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,

Bee Queen

NATIONAL HONEY MONTH 2019

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Do you know what September is?!?!

It’s our favorite month of year; NATIONAL HONEY MONTH!! We love bees, honey, and beekeeping and love that there is a whole month dedicated to it! What I love most is that I finally found the perfect job; most people say that after time they can’t stand where they work. Guess what? I don’t have that problem; we love talking about bees so much!! There are so many honey varieties and so many ways to use them!  I am so excited to share these fun facts this year and hope you enjoy anything new that you learn!

1- If you are thinking of planting raspberry and blackberry bushes bee aware that it will take time before you see fruit! They take a full year to establish before they will produce fruit the following year! Fruit honeys are the best and worth the wait!

2-Raw straight from the hive honey has oligosaccharides; this natural sugar serves as a prebiotic in the gut!

3-Medicinal uses of honey dates back thousands of years; from Sumerian art to Greek literature honey spans a multitude of times and cultures.

Early Sumerian art and Greek writing talk about using raw honey for medicinal use for 1,000’s of years! From open wounds to pain relief, honey has been used for everything!

4-Raw honey can bee used every day it is nature’s best sweetener and as always don’t over indulge!

5-Raw honey will not cause inflammation, like white sugar can, because raw honey is an anti-inflammatory!

6-True manuka honey is only produced in New Zealand and Australia; it contains a powerful chemical called methylglyoxal. This is what makes manuka honey so wonderful for wound healing! Please check out “The Honey Revolution” by Ron Fessenden for more details on manuka honey!

7-Children under 1 years of age should not have honey due to the fact their immune system is not fully matured. After 1 year of age they are ready to handle all of the nutrients that honey has to offer.

8-Raw honey contains 18 bioflavonoids; these are antioxidants that fight for your body and prevent damaging effects from free radicals!

9-Food for thought; Bees collect nectar from the bee-autiful flowers you see everyday and make honey. Honey is highly nutritional and our bodies are able to break down and use every molecule. White sugar is made from sugar cane or sugar beets and has to be processed and refined to where there is no nutritional value. Corn syrup and High fructose corn syrup are made from cornstarch which is also refined and processed and is foreign to the human body. This year we hope you make the switch to something that is better for your body and enjoy the nutritional benefits you receive.

Share with everyone you know and spread the word about how special bees are!! Help save the bees with us!!

From our hive to yours,

Bee Queen