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5 Honey Hacks

As you know, September is National Honey Month.  Here are five “honey hacks” to help you make the most of your honey.

  1. Has your honey crystallized? Crystallized honey can be liquefied by slowly heating it for up to a minute.
  2. Out of sugar? Use honey!  Since honey is up to twice as sweet as table sugar, use half the amount in honey.
  3. Cooking with honey? To help honey slide off your measuring spoon, simply coat it with vegetable spray first.
  4. Have a minor skin burn? Research shows that honey is an effective treatment for minor burns. It’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties may promote healing. So if consider reaching for some honey in lieu of burn creme.
  5. Out of moisturizer? It’s said that Cleopatra maintained her beauty with honey and milk baths.  Honey is a humectant, which means that it attracts water and, as a result, is an ideal skin moisturizer.  Apply honey to your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

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09 2010

Honeybees Need You to Eat Organics

Honeybees are crucial pollinators responsible for every third bite on our dinner plate. A recent survey revealed that our humble honeybees are sicker than ever.

Honeybee deaths this year were much higher than last year.

And last year marked record-low honey production. Honey production dropped 12 percent, to 144 million pounds.

More than 50 billion honeybees have perished within the last year in the United States. Scientists call it Colony Collapse Disorder. When honeybees get sick, they will not return to the colony. Nature designed these social creatures not to infect one another when they get ill. The queen bee is the only insect left in the hive; helpless, she, too, dies quickly. Read the rest of this entry →


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