‘About Honey’

Honey in history: Ancient Greece

bee coin from Ephesus, Ancient Greece

Greece has always been a land with beautiful and various flora. Honey bees have always been at home here. Today their excellent honey is sold all over the world, Ikaria honey puzzles everyone visiting the island. The pine honey from Thassos is also very well know everywhere. Their honey was famous all the time. In Ancient Greece, The Greek Great Mother was known as the Queen Bee, and her priestesses were called Mellisae, the Bees. The honey bee was a sacred symbol… Read More

Honey in history: Ancient India

indian vedas talk about honey and bees

Ancient India There are lots of mentions about honey and bees in the sacred Indians writings, The Vedas, around 2-3000 BC. The early Hindus considered honey as the food of gods. In Hindu marriage ceremonies, honey was used to send away the evel spirits and ensure a happy couple life. Deccan Hindus used honey and curds to make a traditional food the groom has to eat when he visits the home of his future wife for the first time. Some stories… Read More

Honey in history. Prehistory, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China.

bees and honey in history

Prehistoric times Talking about bees and honey in history must always include Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. But starting from the very beginning of times, we must say that bees are actually one of the oldest forms of animal life, since Neolithic Age, preceding humans on Earth by 10 to 20 million years. When they appeared, humans did whatever the other animals were doing at the time, meaning, stole the bees’ honey to feed themselves. Homo Sapiens and honey were together since the Stone… Read More

What is the difference between pure honey and raw honey?

difference between pure honey and raw honey

Do you know the difference between pure honey and raw honey”? Do you know there are studies showing that pure honey has the same composition with raw honey? And that it is even better? (By “pure” we all understand “pured”, “cleared”, meaning processed to make it look like a crystal golden liquid, which will never crystallize.) The natural question: they are scientists, why would they lie?  In 2010 a Research Project Funded by National Honey Board, Ropa Science Research – Wisconsin, conducted the study Comparison of Mineral… Read More

What is processed honey?

how is honey processed

Do you know what processed honey is? If you know, then you are not buying it. We can see it on supermarket shelves, with beautiful names like “pure honey”, which doesn’t mean real, but purified or “clear honey”. It is indeed clear, but cleared not only of bad impurities but also of lots of good healthy nutrients and properties. How is this happening? Why would we want to change honey? Let’s take it one step at a time. What is raw honey? Raw honey… Read More

Are there vitamins in honey? Er, NO?!

honey has 6 vitamins: b1, b2, b3, b5, b6 and C

There are no vitamins in honey?? Well, almost. “Honey” is a generic word. It represents a class, including as many types of honey as many flowers exist. Or trees, because honey can be made from drops of dew, found on the trees. We cannot possibly compare a chamomile with a fir tree, or a cactus. How can we compare chamomile honey with fir tree honey? We cannot. But we CAN talk about an average, we can compare the tests made in time,… Read More

Fake honey! Do you really know what you’re eating?

true source certified honey

What is fake honey? It’s sugars, syrups of sugars. Nothing else. Some people are trying to sell it as honey to make a huge profit. The story started more than a decade ago, with imported Chinese “honey”. It is true that China is the world’s largest honey producer. But the price of this imported honey was really low. The American beekeepers complained that they will be out of business, because of this unnatural price. The U.S. government investigated and concluded… Read More