September is National Honey Month
Honey has a long history dating back to ancient times. Depictions of bee-keeping can be seen in tombs in ancient Egypt. Honey is composed mostly of sugars and carbohydrates and contains many nutrient rich components to the human diet, such as trace elements, vitamins, amino acids and proteins. Honey is derived from the digestive process of nectar foraged from flowers, and is stored in honeycomb cells within the bee hive. It is a bee's primary source of food. A hive must have a surplus or continuous supply to maintain the energy to keep with all that is required as a bee and keeping the hive on-going. People use honey mainly for food and a sweetener. In fact the oldest found edible honey were discovered in pots while excavating tombs under pyramids in Egypt. It was estimated to be approximately 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible. This is probably due to the amazing health benefits honey has to offer as well. Did you know that there is even such a thing a 'Medical Grade Honey?'
Healthline just released an easy to read article on 10 Health Benefits of Honey
Royal Jelly is a yellowish-white substance secreted from the honey bees salivary glands. In it can be found amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, phenolics, minerals, fatty acids, bio-active compounds and proteins. The most and main abundant protein is known as Royalactin. Royal Jelly is fed exclusively to Queen Bees.
The University of Arizona has a on-going study on the importance of Royal Jelly and the difference of the gut microbes between queen bees and all the other bees.
"The study suggests that royal jelly, which enhances the growth of queen-specific gut microbes, sets the queen on a trajectory toward a much longer life.."
"...The workers will feed her only royal jelly, which they produce in specialized glands. You can think of royal jelly as a type of super food, the bee's equivalent of breast milk, supporting beneficial bacteria and containing antimicrobial peptides...
The quick and easy to read article released on the U of A news website can be read HERE
Herbal Infused Honey
1. 750ml of Raw Honey
2. Dried sprigs of either Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Sage or Lavender
3. Clean Jars
Step 1: After making sure your jar is clean, place the dried herbs at the bottom of the jar, then go ahead and pour honey on top filling up the jar. Sealing the jar with its lid tight.
Step 2. Wait. Wait anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks for the herbal flavors to infuse with the honey.
Step 3. Once you are ready, pour and strain the honey into a final and clean jar. Making sure to remove any of the herb. Then seal the final result jar.
Step 4: Enjoy! Give as gifts, eat it with almond butter and toast, or any of the numerous and delicious options you have!
We also cannot talk enough about how incredible the health benefits are and how much they can help to maintain the health and wellness of your life.
Honey itself is rich in countless Vitamins and Mineral including B Vitamins and Calcium.
Royal Jelly is fed exclusively to the Queen Bee and is what helps to extend the Queens life significantly more so than an average worker bee.
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