Hi Everyone, Skip and I are so happy to be focusing on our very favorite line this month, Honey! Believe it or not, I have eaten honey every day for the past 45 years! My personal regimen includes adding a spoon of raw, unprocessed organic honey in my coffee every day. I also buy Greek yogurt and add honey to it! Wherever I travel I buy their local honey. When I receive a special honey for instance, from a specific forest in Italy, I am as happy as if you gave me a wonderful piece of costume jewelry! Please join us for lots of delicious honey treats and the launch of our Honey & Mint line. See below, some fun little tidbits I wanted to share with you!
Honey is called "the soul of the flower".
Honey has been used to promote healing wounds for thousands of years.
It was said that the body of Alexander the Great was embalmed in honey.
Aristotle wrote, "Honey is distilled from the stars and the rainbows".
The world's oldest fermented drink "mead" was made with honey.
The first recorded recipe for cold cream was made in the 2nd century with honey & bees wax
Cleopatra used honey in her face and body creams
In the Old Testament honey was a symbol of abundance, ease, and prosperity
"The Promised Land" was referred to as "the land of milk and honey"
Honey has no expiration date. Honey as old as 2,000 years has been found and is still good.
One pound of honey equals approximately 2 million flowers.
September is National Honey Month (must be because my birthday is in September too!
Bees are the only insect that produce food (honey) eaten by man.
Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water.
Honey is the only food that contains "pinocembrin", an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
A colony of bees consists of 20,000 - 60,000 honeybees and one queen. All worker honey bees are female, live for about six weeks, and do all the work! A queen can live up to five years, and lays all the eggs. Males (drones) have stingers... do no work--they just do the mating!