What’s happening to our honey bees?

This article is from my days working for USU Extension. Thought it was appropriate to share here.   What’s happening to our honey bees?  By Alicia Moulton  Honey bees are on the decline throughout the world.  Here’s why.   Honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a complex matter with many contributing factors that have compounded over […]

Characteristics of Honey

  Honey is yummy  Honey has a delicious, varied, delicate flavor. The flavor depends on the nectar bees gather to make the honey. Honey from dandelion nectar tastes different from honey produced from linden tree nectar or lavender nectar. Nectar variations can result in different color, and texture as well. Heating honey above about 110 […]

Honey: One of the world’s healthiest foods

Raw Honey: One of the World’s Healthiest Foods Raw honey benefits are described in the article linked below. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=96 Just saw this link about why raw honey is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Enjoy! Benefits list: Contains beneficial bacteria & antioxidants, helps with blood sugar control, decreases stress hormones, suppresses coughs, increases athletic performance, […]

Honey as energy gel

Go Honey is our natural version of energy gel. Use it while exercising for a carb boost. What is Energy Gel? Energy gels are thick carbohydrate syrups used to extend muscle energy (glycogen) during exercise. They provide simple and complex carbohydrates.  Energy gels are packaged in palm-sized packets for athletes to suck syrup into the […]

Honey as Cough Syrup

Parenting Magazine ran an article on honey as cough syrup. Thought I’d share! This post is a copy of the article text. The photos are our own. Source: Parenting Magazine September 2011 by Alan Greene, M.D. In: Honey Out: DM Cough Medicine Parents spend billions on over-the-counter cough remedies, even though the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

How to liquify crystalized honey

Tips about liquifying raw honey Most all honey will crystalize over time.  Raw honey forms a looser crystal structure than heated honey. It reminds me of whipped honey, but more dense. (It is delicious to eat with a spoon!)  Heated honey forms crystals which are sharper and more of what you think about when honey […]

More than just sugar

Honey is more than just sugar. Here’s why. Honey contains 19 different sugars, many of which are produced when bees ripen the honey. Honey also contains water, at least 8 acids (pH 3.2-4.5), minerals (K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Mn, Ch, P, S, Si), 6 major live enzymes, 19 proteins, amino acids, and 6 vitamins […]