Royal jelly for longevity

All bees in the beginning of their life cycle (first 3 days) receive royal jelly in their diet. Later, those worker bees that come into contact with pollen live 6 times longer than other worker bees that do not come into contact with it. This means that their live span increases to 240-270 days compared to 40-45 days in the case of other honey producing bees. At the same time, queen bees feed exclusively on royal jelly and live for 6 years. Their life span is 65 times longer than the life span of ordinary worker bees. This difference is not created by anatomic qualities but it occurs strictly as the consequence of their diet. more

Preventive treatment with honey

Honey is a food, supplement to food, preventive, means for treating some diseases, and is being used in cosmetics. So, honey has a wide range of application. It is already pointed out that is important that honey as food enters into everyday use. Due to its composition and natural qualities all family members should use honey every day. Maximal daily dosage is around 1.5 gr on a kg of body weight, and minimal 0.5 gr on a kg of body weight. First dosage relates to treating with honey, and second is prophylactic, it relates to preventive. Because of its qualities honey should not be swallowed right away but it should be kept in your mouth as long as you can. That is because honey is very quickly absorbed in the blood. Honey is eaten usually mixed with water, milk, tea and other liquids. Honey can be enriched with other ingredients. It gets it real biological value when it is used as food, preventive or medication along with other bee’s products such as pollen, propolis, wax. It can also be enriched by extracts of all types of healing plants. more

What to consider when buying honey?

Buying of honey, even if it seems east at first, is not an easy task if you consider that on today’s market you can find honey of different quality and processing. The choice of bad quality honey does not fulfill those basic requirements that are expected from it, and those are to heal and boost our immunity.

What to consider when choosing honey? The question is not simple, because most people are not experts in this field. Of course you cannot always know does the honey you intent to buy have all necessary qualities. The best solution is to buy honey from people you know and by recommendation, and the best thing is to buy it from the bee keepers themselves. Open the newspapers turn on the internet and look at what kind of reviews and buyer’s commentaries they have.

The second alternative is to talk with the seller about honey that he is selling and try to find out as much as you can, in order to judge for yourself its quality.

Third possibility is to read this article and learn some useful information that will certainly benefit you. more

What Is The Procedure For Analyying And Rating Honey Quality?

According to some calculations there are dozens of millions of hives and several million bee keepers in the world. Promotion of bee keeping and popularization of bee’s products can be performed in several ways. Large manifestations like fairs and exhibitions, contribute that a wide circle of people are introduced to this activity and its products. more

Honey Schnapps - Healing Properties, Preparation, usage and reciepe

Honey schnapps, honey liqueur…. is a natural traditional beverage that originates from southern Europe. It is known that a similar beverage was prepared during the time of ancient Romans. It is manufactured in almost all countries of the world. Many out of ignorance liqueur-schnapps made from honey call “Mead”. Namely “Mead” is a name for a wine with addition of honey while honey schnapps or liqueur (schnapps made from plum, pear, quince and apricot) is enriched with honey. Depending on the amount, quality of the type of the honey that is placed at the base you get a really nice color with a mild smell of honey. more

Crystallization Of Honey

It is known that every liquid honey in time will crystallize, especially in low temperatures. Some types of honey crystallize in honey comb, and other remains liquid for a longer period of time, which mostly depends from the type of nectar that bees bring in. Honey that is rich in fructose remains liquid for a longer period of time. Alfalfa honey, for example, contains a larger percentage of glucose, and will because of crystallize faster than other types of honey.

Honey crystallizes slower in higher temperature than in lower temperature conditions. Honey mostly consists of water solution of fructose and glucose with smaller values of other substances. Fructose is usually present in a larger percentage than glucose and in average it amount to: 40% fructose, 34% glucose, 18% water and 8% of other components. more

Why Does Honey in a Comb Favourably Influences On Our Organism?

Honey in a comb is recommended by numerous doctors, beekeepers, pharmacists and many others. Will all know that it is very useful and favorably influences on our organism. Honey in comb is more expensive than ordinary honey and often those that sell it in a comb do not know why this is. When you look at it objectively, no one wants to eat the comb, therefore you pay more, and spend less, and there is no logic. Yet there are justifications….. more

How Was Honey Used Throughout History

In the hundred years, diet of the population in all developed countries has rapidly changed. There is less time for preparing meals and energy expenditure when working is much smaller than before. This lead to the situation where people are getting fatter, and the diet, that is mostly based on “fast food”, is getting unhealthier. Many consumers are aware of that fact so there are more of those people that are going back to healthy, natural diet. In search for healthy and natural products we turn more and more to honey, basic product of honey producing bees, that throughout entire human history until today, served as not only as a food or a sweetener, but as a cure. Large healing properties are atributed to honey, it is considered as a gift from gods and used in many tribal and religious rituals. Using honey has its long tradition. Oldest evidence of this is the picture from a cave in Spain, which is old between 10 000-15 000 years, which depicts the collection of honey. more

Applications and Characteristics of Linden Honey

Linden honey is a premiere honey. It has been used for thousands of years. Linden honey is known as linden or basswood honey in North America and lime honey in the UK and Europe. It is obtained from the blossoms of linden or basswood tress belonging to several species of Tilia. The most common linden trees are Tilia Americana and the white basswood. White basswood is known as the Bee tree because of the generous amounts of nectar produced by its drooping clusters of flowers. In East European countries, Russia and China, white basswood is known as small-leaved lime. The ambrosial aroma of the yellow-white flowers draws bees from miles around, at the height of blossoming. Linden trees and honey are most common east of the Mississippi river and in the Appalachians, and especially in the more temperate northern regions. The white basswood flower clusters produce large amounts of nectar. Hence, it is called the bee tree. The nectar can be seen glistening on the flowers during strong nectar flows and the flow is the strongest in warm humid weather. more

Components And Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey comes from New Zealand, where it is produced by bees pollinating the native manuka bush. Manuka honey is being appreciated worldwide for its healing ability. Proponents claim it treats wound infections and other conditions. It can be taken orally, as well as topically on the skin. It gives instant results upon contact with the affected area. Its level of antibacterial efficiency in fighting bacteria is what makes it so unique, when compared to a standard antiseptic. It shows better results than antibiotics and traditional forms of medicine. It even fights types of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, which are a growing problem worldwide. Staphylococcus, one the most wound-infecting types of bacteria, is most sensitive to manuka honey.

Manuka honey is a natural ingredient. It has no side effects. Its unparalleled antimicrobial features, such as MRSA and VRE deal with even the most resilient bacteria. Maney studies worldwide deal with Manuka honey`s antimicrobial activity. more