‘About Honey’

Does honey raise blood sugar? Does honey make you fat?

honey doesn't raise blood sugar and prevents diabetes

Does honey raise blood sugar? – a question often put, but not by diabetics. Allopathic doctors tell them honey is sugar and is out of the question. Nevertheless studies showed that honey consumption reduces metabolic stress thus reducing the risks for many of the diseases and conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Sugar is the #1 enemy of humanity. We all know this. It’s pleasant, it gives energy and is addictive. Many doctors compare… Read More

Can I have honey in IBS?

can I eat honeyif I have IBS or IBD

Honey is medicine. It has been known since prehistory. Chinese knew it, Indians, Egyptians knew it. Muslims and Christians as well. But modern days have changed things. Honey is not recommended in some diseases, and despite old beliefs, diabetes is not among them. “Eat honey, my son, for it is good . . .” (Proverbs 24:13, New International Version) Civilization brought us good and bad alike and we have developed modern diseases. So many conditions are said to be linked only to… Read More

What is artificial honey or fake honey? What we have in our food!

what is artificial honey or fake honey

Artificial honey or fake honey? What is the difference and why should we care? But then, what is natural honey? The opposite, of course. Fake honey is honey that was adulterated. It was real honey in the beginning and than other substances were added to increase its quantity or change its value: glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, flour, corn syrup, starch, or any other similar product, other than floral nectar. Even artificial honey can be added to real honey. Some… Read More

Sugars in honey and why honey is so sweet

what sugars are in honey

Some say it is the sweetest natural food. There are many sugars (carbohydrates) in honey and they all count for its sweetness. However, the sweet taste is different with each type of honey, as they all contain different types of sugar. Why is honey so sweet? Because it is made from the nectar honey bees find in flowers, which is really sweet. And because other sugars are subsequently formed under enzymatic process. What is the nectar of a flower? A… Read More

Are there pesticides in honey?

pesticides in honey

To ask if there are pesticides in honey is quite legitimate. If those toxic chemicals are in flowers’ nectar aren’t they in honey, too? Are they dangerous to us? will see… Agriculture needs toxic chemicals to fight against weeds, insects, bacteria, rodents and so many others. To resist those poisoning substances, the plants have been GMO-ed. Everything has changed. And this change threatens the quality of the other byproducts, like honey. The commonly used insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed… 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

Can I keep bees in my backyard? Yes. Meet the city bees!

keeping bees in the city

Why are there bees in the cities? I know they travel a lot in search of nectar, but in the center of a city where there is basically only concrete, there shouldn’t be any bees, in my opinion. How about backyards, can I keep bees in my backyard? For me bees are connected to nature, and a city has little nature in it. But as with everything, things have changed here as well. Bees can live in a city, and the tendency… Read More

Ayurvedic honeys in India. A different but natural and effective way of healing.

therapeutic honey from india

There are flowers and bees everywhere. That’s why we also have honey everywhere. But flowers may be different, bees may be different, not to mention the other factors such as weather, soil, people and industry. Yes, industry has a major impact on the environmental conditions, it pollutes large areas and the wind helps in spreading all the chemicals even in wild. This is why we search for organic honeys. It’s not easy to find organic ones, the regulations are not… Read More