European Honey (natural)

Honey

Honey, golden and sweet, has always been held in high regard. The Bible refers to heaven as the "Land of Milk and Honey." In ancient times, honey was considered the food of the gods and the symbol of wealth and happiness. It was used as a form of sustenance and offered in sacrifice.In the Middle Ages, honey was the basis for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage. Because of its antiseptic qualities, physicians found it a perfect covering for wounds before the advent of bandages.

Even Napoleon was enchanted by it, choosing the honeybee for his personal crest.

Beekeeping is one of oldest forms of animal husbandry. Early beekeepers encouraged the establishment of bee colonies in cylinders of bark, reed, straw, and mud. However, when the honeycomb was removed from the cylinders, the colony was destroyed.

Honeybees were brought to North America in the mid-1600s. Although there were bees on the continent, they were not honeybees. Early settlers took note of the bees' penchant for hollow logs. They developed a "bee gum," by placing sticks crosswise over the opening of the logs to support the honeycombs. This not only allowed for the comb to be removed from one end, but also kept the comb intact so that the colony could use it again.

Honey is a natural sweetener produced by bees and extracted through plant‘s nectar. The major components of honey include carbohydrates, water, nitrogenous substances, and minerals. Honey is considered to be a potential replacement for table sugar. The market for honey is anticipated to increase during the forecast period based on increasing health consciousness among the consumers and rising demand for an alternative to table sugar.

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Pine honey

Pine honey is a high nutrient honey because according to the analysis made by scientists, it contains a large number of substances likewise the New Zealand manuka honey which is the best in the world. More specifically, pine honey has high minerals and trace elements concentration, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper which are very nutritious for the body and has antibacterial and antimicrobial activity. Also, pines are located in a mountainous area and as they are deep rooted trees, they are not affected by radioactivity and pesticides. Finally, pine honey does not crystallized as its glucose content is low and thus, it doesn’t require any heat treatment which destroys the nutritional value of honey.

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Honeycomb honey

It is the honey that is offered to the consumer through the natural '' warehouse '' of the honeycomb, without being processed. The honeycomb is removed from the beehive, cut into pieces, placed in transparent packaging and consumed as it is. Chewing it, the honey comes out and in this way we enjoy the wax and honey at the same time.

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Beeswax

It is produced by the waxed glands of the bees which they are located in their belly; this is the basic material to build the honeycomb. It is widely used in the manufacture of cosmetics, lamps and candles, for ointments and patches, and to make varnishes and dyes.

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Propolis

It is a soft, flexible, sticky material containing basic resins and various juices, wax, essential oils and pollen. Bees use propolis to spread the content of the hive, disinfect it, close slits and so on. Propolis has amazing antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is widely used in the manufacture of cosmetics, lacquers and pharmaceuticals material.

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Pollen

Pollen is the dust that bees collect on their feet from flowers. Pollen helps mental function, boosts heart contraction, improves appetite, helps cholesterol metabolism, has a beneficial effect on the prostate, reduces menopausal problems, affects positively the water metabolism and generally helps maintain the physical condition of the body.

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Royal jelly

Royal jelly is the natural viscous, biological substance, produced by young female worker bees and it is required for the exclusive diet of the queen. It is found to be nature's richest healthy food. It has a positive effect on metabolism, growth and longevity. It regulates and balances the functions of the body, oxygenates the cells and increases physical resistance to external attacks and internal abnormalities. It increases physical and spiritual strength, stimulates memory, endurance, fertility and sexual performance.

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