What is Honey ?
Honey is the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants or secretions of plants. Honey is a complex food which is predominately 2 simple sugars, glucose and fructose, but contains hundreds of organic compounds that make honey not only delicious, but gives it significant health benefits.
Why do Bees make honey?
Honey is stored in the hive and serves as the concentrated energy source for honeybees’ daily activity, including flight for foraging nectar and pollen, and for providing a food source for the colony during the cool winter months when no external food sources are available.
Honey is so much more than sugar!
Honey is nutritionally superior to normal table sugars (white & brown). Honey’s simple sugars are easily digested, and the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes present in raw honey aid digestion and metabolism. Although honey is largely made up of carbohydrates (simple and complex sugars), about 4% of honey is made up of hundreds of phyto-compounds from the plants which gives an almost endless variation to different varieties of honeys.
“High quality unprocessed honey is like fine wine, with the source plants, growing location, season, soil, climate, and weather influencing the colour, aroma and flavour.”
Honey is a great natural energy source and has been shown to have a number of health benefits for humans including anti-microbial & antioxidant properties, relief of coughs and sore throats, gastrointestinal health support, wound care, and hay fever allergy relief.
Learn more about:
History of Honey
History of honey in human civilizationsRead more
How Bees Make Honey
Why Bees make honey . . . and How they do itRead more
Honey in Detail
What is honey . . . from honey varietals to forms of honey, composition, nutritional value, properties and crystallizationRead more
Benefits of Honey
From helping digestion . . . to hay fever symptom relief, and moreRead more
Honey for Wound Care
Honey used in wound care throughout the ages . . . is making a strong comeback with research to back it upRead more
Honey FAQs . . . from Storing Honey . . . to when is it safe to feed honey to infantsRead more
“Honey . . . A Functional Food with a wide variety of positive health effects”
The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any honeybee health product, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.