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‘About Honey’

How to make mead at home!

spain hidromel

After thinking a lot of how to make mead at home, everybody resorts to Internet for knowledge. At home, of course, because it’s cheaper and more “bio”. Not to mention of pleasure of DIY (of course) and the pride associated with the result. So, after a little research, we find out that making mead at home doesn’t seem so complicated. Basically, you mix honey in water, pitch yeast, and wait! Of course, there are also complicated recipes and methods. Not… Read More

What is mead wine?

what is mead wine

What is mead wine, or, to be more accurate “what is mead”? It’s wine made of honey. Or hydromel. Or.. there are at least 30 other names. Yes, honey seems to be good for everything, even getting you a little drunk. The word ‘mead’ comes from the Old English “meodu”, meaning an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, and various fruits, spices, grains or hops. (Hops act as a preservative and produce a bitter, beer-like flavor.) Starting from here, people have developed… Read More

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