Honey is sweet – a food made by bees using nectar from flowers. But did you know that honey also adds a special touch to almost any recipe? It’s the whisper at a party. It’s the sigh after the perfect bite. It’s the nostalgic feeling of childhood. It’s your secret ingredient with endless possibilities. The local variety produced by honey bees is the best. Honey is the primary food source for the bees and is stored in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. It is the most abundant food in the hive. Other products from the hive include Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Wax. The humble jar of honey in your cabinet is more than just an exquisite sweetener — it’s also an incredible survival food and medicine chest rolled into one. Known throughout history for its health merits, honey is a broad spectrum healer. Heart disease, high cholesterol, influenza, wounds and infections, and many viruses… (Check out our health section for more health benefits and recipes.)
Pollen – This picture from my garden has a honey bee with a small amout of pollen in the pollen-sac on the hind legs. The saddle baggs on the Harley Davidson motorcycle have the same purpose. Store small amounts of food to take back home with you. Pollen is the protein food that bees require to feed the young in the hive.