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Rhododendron honey

how is rhododendron honey

You might have heard that rhododendron is a toxic plant. This is partially true because not all rhododendrons contain toxic compounds. Honey bees are attracted to all of them, toxic or non-toxic and produce a tasty honey that in spring beekeepers usually leave it in the hive, for them, to feed themselves after a long winter. The term rhododendron comes from the Ancient Greek and means Rose Tree. There are 1,024 species of woody plants in the Ericaceae family, either evergreen or deciduous. They are mainly found in Asia,… Read More

What is mad honey? Is it dangerous? Where can I find it?

what is mad honey

What is mad honey? Gooood honey…. It’s honey that drives you mad, some people say. In reality it’s a toxic honey which has light hallucinogenic effects. Interested? It is made from the nectar bees gather from some species of rhododendron. Not all rhododendron honey is toxic, as not all rhododendrons contain toxic compounds. Yet, all species produce a very-attractive-to-bees nectar. And ultimately, we may also have a good, delicious, healthy and non-toxic honey. But here we’ll talk about the toxic… Read More

Avocado honey is good for anemia and tastes like no other honey!

avocado honey health benefits

Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree classified as a member of the flowering family Lauraceae. Its flowers produce nectar which makes a honey good for anemia and with a taste different than any other honey. Recent archaeological research have produced evidence that avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago. And no, contrary to what some people think it is not cultivated only in Mexico and it is not used only for guacamole! Today it is cultivated in all tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout… Read More

The 45th Apimondia Congress. A great success for honey bees and humans alike.

apimondia congress 2017

And it was the 45th Apimondia International Apicultural. Which it was also the 120th Anniversary of Apimondia Congresses. The most important congress for all beekeepers and honey producers. People say it was the best Apimondia Congress ever! It was held in Istanbul, Turkey, and in those 5 days the BEE, the most amazing creature we all love, was literary worshiped. There were 13,000 participants from 128 countries. 350 exhibitors. Some with impressive facilities and equipment, with innovative hives and digital techniques, with diverse… Read More

What are the health benefits of bee bread?

health benefits of bee bread aka beebread or perga

Heard of it but don’t know what are the health benefits of bee bread? Our elders use it for many conditions but our science has confirmed only some of them. Bee bread is fermented bee pollen. Not artificially made (here is how you can do bee bread at home), by humans, but by bees, which add some of their saliva and some honey over bee pollen. Starting from here we can only guess that the qualities of simple bee pollen… Read More