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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

What is PDO honey and PGI honey?

PDO logo found on honey jars

Have you ever seen this label on a jar of honey? Ever wondered what is PDO honey or PGI honey? They do not refer to the source/type of honey but to Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Identification (PGI). Honey is not only something sweeter than sugar. While it is essentially composed of water and sugars (mainly fructose and glucose) there are other different valuable substances that make all the difference: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, flavors, free amino acids, and numerous… Read More

Euphorbia honey aka Spurge honey or Daghmous honey is the most appreciated honey in Morocco

what is spurge honey

Morocco is one country that knows to appreciate honey. Euphorbia honey (aka Spurge honey or Daghmous Honey) is used a lot in traditional medicine for sore throats, cardiovascular disease, allergic asthma, digestive issues and infertility. Euphorbia, aka spurge, is one of the largest genera of flowering plants in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). With over 2,000 species, euphorbias can range from tiny annual plants to large and long-lived trees and look completely different. Even the beautiful Poinsettia, that we know as Christmas Star, belongs to this huge euphorbia family. Some are used as ornamentals… Read More

What are the health benefits of eating honey from Malaysia?

the benefits of eating natural honey from malaysia

The health benefits of eating honey cannot be comprised in a single article, that’s why this website was born. But here are some of the health benefits of natural honey found in Malaysia, a country with monsoons, rainforest and different kinds of bees. The phrase “medicinal honey” refers to honey in general and also to “medical grade honey“. Malaysia is proud of having 3 exceptional types of medicinal honey: tualang, gelam and kelulut honeys, all produced by wild bees. (the… Read More

Health benefits of Trigona honey (aka kelulut honey)

health benefits of stingless honey

Trigona honey health benefits have been a little documented based on traditional claims. This honey is also known as kelulut honey (especially in Malaysia), as stingless honey or as pot honey. Main differences between Trigona bees and Apis Mellifera bees – Trigona bees have a higher tolerance to pests and diseases. Scientists said this may be due to their smaller size and the composition of their comb. While Apis Mellifera build their comb from pure beewax, Trigona bees mix the… Read More

6 most common honeys from Tunisia

Each country has its own specific flora and even the species are the same, there still are particularities triggered by geographical conditions: weather, soil type, pollution, human intervention with chemical fertilizers or pesticides and so on. The most frequent honeys we find in Tunisia are from robinia, lavandula, salvia, medicago, hedysarum, onobrychis, calluna, eucalyptus, orange, thyme, mint, rosemary, and horehound. These are all very common with the exception of honey coming from horehound – o plant related to mint, with… Read More