Yer choice bubba . Mine too , and this year's spring crop is awesome
. Very mild flavor , light floral aroma . Great on fresh baked bread
slathered with real butter . The wife says it really enhances the flavor
of her morning tea .
Honey is actually one of the healthiest "natural" sweeteners and is
also a potent infection fighter.Yes, it can spike your insulin, but
honey is actually VERY beneficial for coronary artery disease. Many
beneficial compounds. From the US Library of Medicine:
Honey is rich in phenolic compounds, which act as natural antioxidants
and are becoming increasingly popular because of their potential role
in contributing to human health. A wide range of phenolic constituents
is present in honey like quercetin, caffeic acid phenethyl ester
(CAPE), acacetin, kaempferol, galangin which have promising effect in
the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Many epidemiological studies
have shown that regular intake of phenolic compounds is associated
with reduced risk of heart diseases. In coronary heart disease, the
protective effects of phenolic compounds include mainly
antithrombotic, anti-ischemic, anti-oxidant, and vasorelaxant. It is
suggested that flavonoids decrease the risk of coronary heart disease
by three major actions: improving coronary vasodilatation, decreasing
the ability of platelets in the blood to clot, and preventing
low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidizing. In this review paper,
we discussed the preventive role of polyphenols of honey against
This is speeking of raw, or natural, honey.
Highly processed honey looses some of these advantages, and some
commercially sold honey is not even 100% pure honey - having been
stretched with "corn syrup" or, from China - "Rice syrup" and even
water, gypsum, and various starches. It is often adulterated to keep
it from crystalizing.
On 6/29/2017 11:46 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A lot of our medicines had their genesis in natural products. Question
usually is, is there enough present in the natural product to be
effective. A coworker once told me that Linus Pauling himself had
actually told him to get his Vitamin C from rose hips because of the
I remember a 60 Minutes story on Dr. Andrew Weil who advocates health
benefits of natural products.
This is a negative url that I googled up on the interview:
but the question was on availability of the natural medicine in the
various sources recommended varying all over the map.
One thing we've thought of doing is having a bee hive in the back yard,
but I don't know enough about it to try it, yet. We see a lot of bees
at the garden center, but don't see very many in our back yard even
though we've planted a lot of flowers to attract the bees.
Check with your county extension agent , he is likely to know where
and when you can get some training . In the meanwhile go to
www.beesource.com and read up . Everything you wanted to know about bees
and a lot more - including plans to build your own beehives . You might
also want to look up your state's beekeepers association , they can
maybe help you find a local-to-you beekeeper that might let you watch
and help .
We got our first colony just 4 years ago (2013) about this time of
year . We're up to 7 now - assuming the nuc (nucleus hive) I made almost
2 weeks ago is successful in making a queen . I checked 5 days after I
put them in the nuc box (holds 4 deep frames) and they had queen cells
started . Of the other 6 , 3 are 2 years or more old , 1 I started last
spring , and 2 were started this year . I've had *very* good luck with
bees ... and I give a lot of credit for that to the local beekeeper that
has been mentoring me .
Not really , the secret is lightly smoking them , and moving slowly .
Sudden motion makes them defensive . Timing makes a difference too , you
want to go into the hives while most of the foragers are out doing their
thing . And during times when there is no nectar out there they tend to
be defensive - they think you're there to steal their food ... I've
gotten so when i do get stung it burns for a few minutes then goes away
. Skeeter bites bother me a lot more than bee stings . Did you know that
some people sting themselves on purpose ? Something in the venom has
medicinal properties , look up "apitherapy" for more detail .
Yellow jacket stings were painful to but I tolerated them but now appear
to be allergic. I needed a prednisone pack for one that stung me on the
finger and my whole hand was swollen like I had a glove on the next day.
Honeybees are fairly docile but I would not take any chances.
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