Honey bees produce beeswax from eight
paired glands on the underside of their abdomen
Honey bees must consume about 17-20 pounds of honey
to be able to biochemically produce each pound of
The queen may lay 600-800 or even 1500 eggs each
day during her 3 or 4 year lifetime. This daily egg
production may equal its own weight. She is constantly
fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.
One pound of honey equals the life work of approximately
300 bees and a flight distance of 2-3 times around
Honey tastes different depending on the type of
flowers the bee visits.
Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also
Honeybees communicate with one another by "dancing".
Honeybees are the only insects that produce food
Honeybees never sleep!
| 1. For Beauty: honey
is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains
moisture. Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making
it suitable for sensitive skin. So use honey as a form
of facial mask, or add a squeeze of honey to your moisturizer
or soap at home can help hydrate your skin.
2. For Sore Throat: when you are suffering
from a sore throat, add some honey to your tea. You
can also make a gargle from honey. Combine two tablespoons
of honey with 4 tablespoons of cider vinegar and add
a pinch of salt. Drink this mixture throughout the day
to soothe your sore throat.
3. For Cold or Flu Remedy: If you are
feeling down from the cold or flu, try mixing this drink
containing honey. Take 8 ounces of hot water; add 2
ounces of lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey. If
you have eucalyptus oil or ginger root, add it for added
benefits. This drink will help your congestion.
4. For diet --- healthy Recipes:
- Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Ingredients: 2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup honey
1/4 dried lavender
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
|| 1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, lavender,
and honey. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, and remove from
heat. Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain mixture, reserving milk
and discarding lavender
2. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric
mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until very thick and pale
yellow, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, return milk to a medium
saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
3. Add half the milk to egg-yolk mixture, and whisk until
blended. Stir mixture into remaining milk, and cook over low
heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to
coat the back of a wooden spoon
4. Remove from heat, and
immediately stir in cream. Strain mixture into a medium
mixing bowl set in an ice-water bath, and let stand until
chilled, stirring from time to time. Freeze in an ice-cream
maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in
an airtight plastic container up to 2 weeks.
kewered Grilled Fruit with Minted Yogurt Honey
1 cups nonfat plain yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
4 firm-ripe plums, each cut into 8 wedges
4 firm-ripe peaches, peeled and each cut into
1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into
|| 1. Prepare grill for cooking.
2. Stir together yogurt, honey, lime juice, and mint in a
small bowl and chill until ready to serve
3. Thread about 4 pieces of fruit onto each skewer. When fire
is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack
3 to 4 seconds), grill fruit in
batches on lightly oiled grill rack, turning once, until browned
softened, about 5 minutes total. Serve fruit on skewers with
sauce on the side.