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Why do bears like honey and my cat doesn’t?

bears like honey and have preferences on its quality

Bears love honey. We know this since age 3. But is this true or just another fairy tale? And why doesn’t my cat like it at all? Taste is a complex issue. We are genetically born with certain tastes, but then they can be shaped by evolution. Educated. There is a funny video spreading into the world these days, with a bear treated with different kind of honeys. He tastes them all, but seems to have a favorite to which… Read More

The rare and delicious apple honey

apple honey aka apple blossom honey

Apple honey, more accurately apple blossom honey, is not a very common type of honey. It can be found in countries with the biggest apple production. China (where else?) produces approximately half of the total apple production, followed by the United States, Turkey and Poland. But do they also produce honey in those orchards? It seems that pollination is a key factor when it comes to apples. This is one place where the “Einstein’s 4 years of surviving without bees”… Read More

Canada protects its people from eating fake honey!

beehives

How can we know if we are eating real honey or simply a fake one? How do we know we are spending lots of money on a healthy product we want and don’t harm us even more? The truth is hard to know. We cannot buy a jar a honey, come home and start doing all the tests we heard about, to see if what we have is what is written on the label. We need help from authorities. Somebody… Read More

A visit to Bee Museum, an amazing place I found in Rhodes, Greece

the amazing bee museum I found in Greece

Greece has been recently hit by a strange set of storms, mostly in the central and northern parts. There has been a lot of damage, even dead people. But Greeks are special. They had to pass through a very difficult economic time and they did it successfully. How come they know what to do? Their land is not productive, they are not recognized technical geniuses with high technology (like Japan for example), don’t have factories or industrial plants. What they… Read More

How to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Burkholderia spp.

natural product that kills pseudomonas aeruginosa

Again about how good it is, right? Can manuka honey kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Burkholderia spp, both involved in cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatosis? Well, there is good news on this. We heard manuka honey is the best honey. Funny enough, the thing that most people know is that it kills superbugs, like Staphylococcus aureus or Helicobacter pylori, and know less that it is excellent for any type of wound or burn – which is its main health benefit. The… Read More

What is loquat honey good for?

what is loquat honey good for

Loquat honey is a type of honey more popular in Asia than in the other parts of the world, known a lot for its laxative and relaxing properties. With the exception of Italy and Spain, no European ever heard about loquat honey. Name: Loquat Other names: Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum or pipa in China. Scientific name: Eriobotrya japonica Family: Rosaceae. There are about 20 species of these evergreen trees and shrubs common in Japan and China. Native to: the cooler hills… Read More

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