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The Buzz on Honey

The Good-for-You Sweetener


7/6/2016 6:26:35 PM

To clarify, Auna, using honey does in fact kill the bees. First, some bees are killed frequently during the removal of honey. Secondly, almost all commercial bee operations kill off the entire population to save money over the winter. Third, many times the queen will be killed off before her time.

Also, imagine this - you spend a long time preparing a nutritional, delicious meal for your children, which is suddenly removed and they are given bowls of sugar instead. That's what happens with bees and honey. The honey is for their little ones. Beekeepers take it for us, and replace it with sugar water. It's bad for bees. It's also bad for the wild bees that breed with them and then are weaker and less likely to survive -- and much of our produce depends on wild bees!
6/18/2016 7:42:15 AM

By the way, don't be fooled by "organic" honey. There is no such thing, at least not if produced in the U.S. Think about it - bees fly for miles to get nectar, how can anyone promise that they have not been exposed to herbicides, pesticides etc?
6/18/2016 7:36:26 AM

Raw, unfiltered and preferable local honey is the best choice. Most of the stuff on the shelves in the supermarket is junk - you may as well use corn syrup. The uses for bee products are pretty much endless. I am a new beekeeper - just over a year and this will be our first major harvest (expecting close to 100 pounds this year from 2 booming hives!). Looking forward to sharing this wonderful, sweet magic with friends and family.
11/5/2015 11:21:00 AM

-SHOREIDO-'s SparkPage
Great article! Thanks so much for sharing!!
11/5/2015 10:27:38 AM

BELDAME's SparkPage
Breitsamer Honig Forest Honey, the really dark stuff, is the best. 7 bucks a jar at the Big Lots!
11/5/2015 7:01:07 AM

Great article, and very informative. I'm a new beekeeper and I'm looking for all the information I can learn about the bees, honey, processing, etc.
10/8/2015 11:02:04 PM

GREENDRAGON165's SparkPage
Whenever I have moved, I always try to find local honey. Eating it helps me keep my allergies at bay. A sweet way to keep from sneezing :)
9/26/2015 8:59:43 PM

I love honey. I bought some local honey and now I'm taking 1 Tbs per day. Great stuff.
7/30/2015 12:36:56 PM

Hello Liza. I believe there are different types of honey that are available. They have different color level of "goldiness "--- some are darker or lighter than the others. But I believe all of them are all very beneficial to human for consumption. Kindly recommend this to your readers, too. Thank you and more articles from you!
6/3/2015 9:06:16 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
As much as I meant my last comment , I have not seen buckwheat honey for sale locally for years .
5/28/2015 11:08:45 PM

Honey has been a food hobby for years. The variety of flavors from the variety of sources is endless. But before you get too excited, remember, for all its benefits, it is a simple sugar.
2/23/2015 6:34:39 PM

AUNA_CYCLE's SparkPage
Strict vegans choose not to use honey, because it comes from bees. It's an animal product. However, it does not involve the killing of bees to get the honey, so vegetarians will use it.

Also, please give some info on responsible shopping by buying organic honey. Organic honey will be better because the bees are treated more humanely and because the food source used to feed the bees will not be treated with toxic insecticides. Whenever you buy food that is derived from an animal, you owe it to the animals and your conscience to buy organic.
7/7/2014 11:40:58 AM

I have a friend who was one of the "test subjects" for the UC Davis study! They had to drink that honey in a weird fruit punch every day. She said the fruit punch was nasty...but she lost four pounds during the honey part of the study. (They had to drink the same fruit punch sweetened with regular sugar during the other part of the study.)
5/20/2014 10:22:59 AM

LYNNIE79's SparkPage
mmm...honey! Fresh from the farmer's market is the best :)
1/6/2014 6:40:24 PM

I learned a lot. I love honey. :)

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