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Bees & Honey

8 Honey History & Interesting Facts

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1. In history and in folk medicine, honey is an important food.  God used honey to motivate the Israelite people when He told them to, "Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey."(Exodus 33:3) 2. Raw Honey has been used as medicine since ancient times. 3. For centuries, honey was considered sacred due to its wonderfully sweet properties as well as its rarity.  It was used in many religious ceremonies. 4. Apiculture, or the practice of beekeeping to produce honey, dates back to at least 700 B.C. 5. Honey was used by runners in the Olympic Games in...

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Sharing Good Things

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ENJOY EVERY DAY - Cold Suppressor "I add this to my green tea every morning. It tastes great, and I have not had a serious cold since I’ve been doing this." Debbie, Returning Customer-5 Star Review! Received this wonderful review and an order for 4 bottles from her this morning!  I am telling you people...Check Us Out!  We have the goods to help keep you healthy!  My good news today? I am still taking my dose of honey every night.  I lost another pound today!  That is 11 lbs total in about 2 months.  I wish it was 110, but I'll...

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Extraction Fun

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Tim finished up extraction on Friday.  You can see to the top right of the picture the extractor in the bed of the pickup.  Look at the empty, washed boxes!  Tim got out of the truck and by the time he got in the house the bees had found him!  There was quite a swarm here looking to steal back their honey.  This was about 2pm and they were out there, in force, until about 7pm before they figured out there was nothing to steal.  You could hear the "HUM" of the bees out the window.  Bert would not go...

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Honey - Oxford University Findings

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Last week Oxford University's Medical School & Nuffield Dept. of Primary Care Health Sciences released a study that says "Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines and could provide a safer, cheaper and more readily available alternative to antibiotics" reported by CNN and the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Honey has been used for centuries in treating common illnesses.  Holistically we are all aware of honeys healing properties.  The problem is that it has never been heavily researched.  That is now changing!  Physicians and Scientists from Oxford have been analyzing evidence of symptoms of respiratory...

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Extraction

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Tim has been extracting honey all week.  Today he is putting together our CSA packages for those who were participants for this year.  We will be gone to a wedding & Nick's birthday this weekend, then Tim will finish up extraction next week.  Although it was about 90 this day, he has a heater on the current hive he is extracting to get the honey to flow in our small extractor better.  You can see the extractor in the background with the tap for the honey to be drained into the bucket and closed up to transport to the kitchen...

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