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Sleeping above beehives – another way of treating ourselves with bees’ help

bee therapy house

We learn as long as we live, right? Have you heard of sleeping about the beehives as an alternative therapy? I was surprised to hear about this and I though it must be something new! But no, as everything else related to honey and bees, this therapy is probably as old as beekeeping. It has different names: bee therapy, sleeping above the beehives, sleeping with bees, sleeping on hives-stove benches, or simply bee beds, ulleotherapy or uleterapia in Russia. And it is… Read More

Gamma irradiated honey is safer than raw honey and with the same antibacterial power!

gamma irradiated honey is sterile and safe

If raw honey is so good for us, why do we need gamma irradiated honey? And what is medical grade honey? Though this term is currently not very familiar to many, medical grade honey is honey sterilized using a minimally invasive method: gamma irradiation. It may sound super toxic and dangerous but it is not. It is the most safe form of sterilizing honey, with minimum changes in honey’s composition. And this honey can be given to babies, too! But… Read More

Why can’t you give honey to babies?

why can't you give honey to babies

On all honey jars, raw or commercially processed (found in supermarkets) we read this warning: “Not suitable for children under 1 year old.” If honey is that good, why can’t you give honey to babies, too? As unbelievable as it may sound, honey may become dangerous to an infant. This means it may be potentially toxic. So, what do we do, we refrain from giving them honey? This is a good option. Though modern technology offers us another alternative: medical… Read More

What is Surgihoney? One of the best ways to heal infected wound. 

how to treat an infected wound

Honey is our new medical drug! How does this sound? Well, here is my 2 cents: It’s recognizing the perfection of nature. We have always been using honey to treat wounds. It was used as a topical antiseptic for at least 5,000 years and today it is recognized as one of the best products to heal infected wound. At some point in history we said synthetic products are better and work faster. And they were. But the microbes of these… Read More

What is beechwood honey? One premium honey from New Zealand.

what is beechwood honey

What is beechwood honey is a question I put myself after seeing it on Amazon. In Europe there is no such thing as beech honey, there is forest honey and honeydew honey which includes beech. But beechwood honey comes only from New Zealand. Beeches are trees found all over the world, why only New Zealand has this honey? Because in southern hemisphere beeches are different, even have a different name: Nothofagus, meaning false beech. These type of beeches are found in Australia, New… Read More

What is saffron honey? One tasty honey good for sex life and so much more!

how to improve sex life

Known mostly for its aphrodisiac properties, saffron honey is indeed a honey good for sex life but not only! It’s a rare type of honey one can find more in Iran, Morocco, Greece, India or Spain. Its infused alternative is nevertheless worldwide available and very easy to make at home. All you need is good quality saffron and raw honey, preferably also with aphrodisiac qualities, like acacia, sunflower and honeydew honeys. As for a real saffron honey, made from the… Read More