Guess what! My husband and I have been talking, and we’re really thinking about getting BEES next year! Just the thought of it is exciting because we use a ton of honey and keeping bees of our own moves us one step closer to living more sustainably – plus we’ll be helping the bee population.
Until then, we’re still buying our honey, and right now we’re using Golden Blossom. It’s sourced entirely in the USA, made in Doylestown, PA (not far from me!), and is comprised of an exclusive blend of three unique honeys for a purely delicious taste that’s just perfect on pancakes…among other things.
I’ll admit I fell off the honey wagon for a bit, but since using Golden Blossom I’m back on for the long haul. I’m waking up in the morning excited about honey in my tea, in my smoothies, on my oatmeal…all I can say is: Sugar WHO?
Overall, honey in itself is a pretty amazing thing, and there is always more to learn about it! Here are a few fun facts, provided by Golden Blossom Honey.
1. One honeybee only makes 1/12th a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime!
2. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
3. The term “making a beeline for”, describes the shortest and quickest route the nectar-gathering bee follows to return to the hive.
4. Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds.
5. Honey never spoils. No need to refrigerate it. It can be stored unopened, indefinitely, at room temperature in a dry cupboard.
6. Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.
7. In 1984, honeybees constructed a honeycomb in zero gravity as part of an experiment on a space shuttle.
8. Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also combats infection.
9. Honey contains vitamins and antioxidants, but is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free!
10. In the 15th century, honey was known as “the soul of flowers”.
For tons of information and honey recipes, visit GoldenBlossomHoney.com.
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