|Local raw honey (notice its dark amber color)|
Honey is pretty amazing stuff, if properly stored it can have shelf life beyond our life. There was honey found in the Egyptian tombs and was still edible. Honey has a great big list of benefits. One the reported benefits comes with consuming local honey to build ones resistance to pollen allergies. Some of the other benefits and properties are:
- Anti-biotic factors
- Vitamins - C, D, E K, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and certain amino acids.
- Minerals - calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium and zinc
- Raw honey contains beneficial live enzymes that aid in digestion
- Raw honey also contains pollen which is high in protein and can aid with allergies.
To keep up with honey consumption we plan buy a few gallons the next time it comes available. Ultimately we hope to start a couple honey-bee hives next year. I already manage various species of solitary bees for pollinating, so It will be fun to work with honey bees too. So I have 6 months or so to decide what type of hives to build and get them ready for the season. I hope to be able to catch a feral swarm next year along with starting one from a nucleolus colony.
What is the verdict on the Honey and Mayo Sandwich?
Four of our mouths agree it is actually pretty good.