Skip and I are so happy to be focusing on our very favorite line this month, Honey! Believe it or not, I have eaten honey every day for the past 45 years! My personal regimen includes adding a spoon of raw, unprocessed organic honey in my coffee every day.
I also buy Greek yogurt and add honey to it! Wherever I travel I buy their local honey. When I receive a special honey for instance, from a specific forest in Italy, I am as happy as if you gave me a wonderful piece of costume jewelry!
Please join us for lots of delicious honey treats and the launch of our Honey & Mint line. See below, some fun little tidbits I wanted to share with you!
- Honey is called “the soul of the flower”.
- Honey has been used to promote healing wounds for thousands of years.
- It was said that the body of Alexander the Great was embalmed in honey.
- Aristotle wrote, “Honey is distilled from the stars and the rainbows”.
- The world’s oldest fermented drink “mead” was made with honey.
- The first recorded recipe for cold cream was made in the 2nd century with honey & bees wax
- Cleopatra used honey in her face and body creams
- In the Old Testament honey was a symbol of abundance, ease, and prosperity
- “The Promised Land” was referred to as “the land of milk and honey”
- Honey has no expiration date. Honey as old as 2,000 years has been found and is still good.
- One pound of honey equals approximately 2 million flowers.
- September is National Honey Month (must be because my birthday is in September too!
- Bees are the only insect that produce food (honey) eaten by man.
- Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water.
- Honey is the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
- The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
- A colony of bees consists of 20,000 – 60,000 honeybees and one queen. All worker honey bees are female, live for about six weeks, and do all the work! A queen can live up to five years, and lays all the eggs. Males (drones) have stingers… do no work–they just do the mating!
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