Honey is made by bees in one of the world’s most efficient food manufactured, by the bees. The 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey!
The color and flavor of honey vary depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). Unique kinds of honey in the United States, originates from such diverse floral sources as Clover, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossoms. Generally, lighter honey are mild in flavor, while darker honey is usually more robust in flavor.
Honey has many uses including:
- Natural sweetener for drinks and culinary
- Skin care – to retain moisture in skin
- Cough suppressant – for centuries honey has helped to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold
- Energy food – a great natural source of carbohydrates
- Reduce seasonal allergies with honey
More: empowered sustenance
“There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.” Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)