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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

How is cotton honey?

what is cotton honey like

Cotton honey first sounded like a joke to me. I mean, cotton is for clothes, for good quality clothes, breathable and soft. The only image I had in mind of the plant named cotton, was from an old movie where black slaves were gathering white balls of fluffy cotton from a huge field. (city girl – what can I say!) I remember the contrast between their black ebony hands and the white balls. I never imagined honey can be produced from… Read More

News from beekeeping: beginners increase their number as never before

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With more and more technology beekeeping is getting easier. Beginners have increased their number a lot this year but somehow we don’t have more honey. We are told the bees disappear. Despite the fact that conventional medicine has begun to recognize the good benefits of honey consumption. Or maybe, because of it? We have more beekeeping beginners though we still hear about colony collapse disorder and less and less honey bees. Would that mean that the damage we bring to… Read More

Greek types of honey and why they are so special!

what honey can we find in greece

The golden liquid, ambrosia. The old Gods must have known more than we do today about honey! Its cult was preserved by Greeks even till today. Here are the main Greek types of honey and why they are so special to us all. Harsh times? Financial economic troubles? In Greece, honey is somewhere above all these. No other nation is as dedicated to beekeeping as this one. And here are the reasons for saying this: • Greek language has more… Read More

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!

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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