Ambrosia the gift of LOVE!

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February is here and love is in the air. The Honey Cottage believes that one should not give the gift of flowers, but you should…

Give the gift of the flowers, Honey.

Give the gift of the sun, honey.

Give the magical gift of nature, Honey.

All honeys (not ambrosia) are a gift of three from nature; the mighty warmth of the sun, the beauty of the flowers, and the passion of the bees. Take just one out of the mix and we have nothing left. No love, no passion, no life. So give the gift of love, passion, and life. Give the gift of HONEY to your special flower and let’s let the bees have the flowers.

What about ambrosia? What is ambrosia? What if your love (like mine) is more than a flower, but is in fact a goddess that brings you warmth, love, and yes life to your world. Only the food of the gods will do. Only the magical gift that rains down from the stars at night to settle on the foliage as dew drops. No not morning dew, but as the ancient Greeks described it honey dew; for its sweetness. The Greeks followed the bees as they collected the magical gift of the heavens, the honey dew, and in their hive turned this gift into ambrosia the food of the gods (honey dew honey). Ambrosia is the elixir of choice used on the arrows of cupid; the god of love. When one was struck by a single arrow launched from cupids bow, true love would bee found. Ambrosia is the only gift suitable for the goddess in your life.

It’s remarkable with all of the powers of the gods; the little bee is the key to the elixir of love, the creator of passion, the very meaning of life.

Could the bee…bee a god? The Mayans believed so, what about you?

At The Honey Cottage we have a passion for honeys, for bees, for love. We have true ambrosia; Honey dew honey.

Stop by and try a taste, and get the gift of love for your love.

From my hive to your hive,

The Beekeeper

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Frank’s Honey Pick of the Month – Honey Dew

This month I am thinking about a special honey that makes me think about the Beatles classic song. You know what I am talking about:

Oh Honey Dew
You know I love you
I’ll always be true
So please, Honey dew
Whoa Honey dew

A honey to love
A honey that’s new
A honey to love
A honey like you

Well I must have had a little too much of the dew honey, but I dew like the Beatles and honey dew.

Once upon a time there was a cherub called cupid, cupid would look for those in need of love and with the shot of an arrow true love would bloom. Now, cupid would poison the arrows before setting out to spread the magic of love.

Yes, those arrows were dipped in a very powerful poison. Oh honey dew…you know I love you….I’ll always be true… oops there I go again.

Did you know not all honey comes from a flower or nectar source? I know of a magic honey that does not.
Mountain honey, Forest honey, Tree honey are all names for the classic Honey Dew (not the melon).

The old ancient Greeks believed that honey dew fell from the stars, and the demigods would get intoxicated
with the honey dew before they went off to do their great feats in battle or seduction.

Some scholars suggest that the mana consumed by the Israelites was honey dew.

Honey dew is excreted by plant sucking insects such as aphids, the bees collect the excrement’s, and dew their magic to make Honey dew honey…doesn’t that sound yummy.

The straight facts on honey dew honey.

Bees collect nectar in their honey sack, then transfer this nectar to a worker bee’s honey sack, and in the honey sack is where the nutrients and enzymes are put in the honey.
They dew the same with the excreted leftovers of the insects.

Now, the insects live on sap from tree leaves, which is mostly water and maybe 2% protein, to get the nutrition they need. A lot of sap is consumed, the protein is used, and the rest is excreted for the bees to collect.

Honey dew the Honey of love and antiquity, so say the Greeks and cupid with the poison tip arrows.

From our bee hive to yours,

Frank

P.S.

Maybe that’s why true love is so confusing…and what about the Honey dew list.