Honey contains a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that nourish and re-vitalize your body. And it possesses unique antimicrobial properties that help you fight off infections.
Throughout history, honey has been used to treat...
- Skin infections
- And more!
For example, honey was the most popular ancient Egyptian healing remedy (and was mentioned over 500 times in 900 remedies.)
Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) used honey as a treatment for pain, dehydration, and fever. And this isn't just some "folk remedy" discredited by modern science either. Researchers (in thousands of peer-reviewed papers) continue to uncover just how healing honey can be.Reading this came at a good time for me. We have visiting grandkids. One of them was coughing a lot last night so I rubbed his chest and back with Vicks before bed and gave him a cough drop. I'm kicking myself for not giving him a spoonful of honey. If he's coughing tonight we'll go for the honey treatment and see if it really does give cough relief. Some studies show that honey works better than over-the-counter cough syrups. Is it any wonder God promised His chosen people a land "flowing with milk and honey?"
Knowing how good honey is makes me love my girls more than ever! They are hard workers out collecting pollen already and they will work hard when the nectar flow starts. I've love visiting the bee yard and just sitting watching them bring in the pollen and dance on the landing board.
Are you interested in beekeeping? You can read my Beekeeping Diary here. I keep it for myself so I can follow the progress of our hives: what works and what doesn't, how much we're feeding, how old the queens are, whether we've had a swarm, what kind of pest control is needed, etc. You're welcome to visit my page. And if you're considering becoming a back yard beekeeper, I can personally testify that it's fun and challenging! If you live near the north Shenandoah Valley, you are welcome to come visit for a practical lesson and demo in beekeeping.