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ALL ABOUT HONEY
No Kill Bees is an advocate for the preservation of the honey bee and the honey! We love honey and we appreciate and value honest hard work. That is why we do our best to salvage the precious golden commodity collected by all those thrifty little bees.
"How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
Psalm 119:103 KJV
"The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:9-10 KJV
VALUE OF HONEY
Honey is collected and stored in the hive by thousands of "worker" honey bees. Bees spend only a short part of their lives foraging for this sweet prize. On average each honey bee colony consist of ten to twenty thousand bees. This colony of bees can store close to 80-100 pounds of honey in a hive. Each bee contributes to the work and visits thousands of flowers a day to bring home just a few drops of nectar for the "house bees". These baby bees eat the nectar and also feed the larvae inside of the nest. The excess nectar is stored in the honey comb and after some time is evaporated "cured" and sealed with a wax cap. This can remain preserved for long periods of time. During the winter the bees will chew the wax caps to eat the honey when there are no flowering plants to forage on.
TYPES OF HONEY
There are many different types of honey. Some of the more popular types of florida honey would be tupelo, orange blossom, palmetto, palm and pepper honey. Honey is produced from the nectar of the plants bees forage on. Bees drink the nectar and store it inside of their honey stomach. Depending on the time of year they may have a mixture from multiple sources. This is often labeled as wild flower honey depending on what is blooming that time of year. Honey in a hive can be stored throughout the year and many times one bee hive may contain a variety of types of honey. Different types of honey will have multiple hues of color from golden to a darker amber.
BENEFITS OF HONEY
Every body loves honey. Bees love honey, we love honey, bears love honey. Honey is a survival food. It has all the vitamins and minerals to sustain life. Honey is a natural antibiotic, it is better than sugar when used as a sweetener, it last forever, it can be stored without refrigeration, most of all it is beneficial for many people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Raw local honey is proven to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies!
Raw honey, is honey that had not been pasteurized. When honey is pasteurized it potentially loses all medicinal properties. RAW HONEY SHOULD NOT BE FED TO INFANTS! Although it has many benefits the immune system on infants is not fully developed and therefore infants are not able to consume raw honey.