Local Honey

Raw honey has many amazing benefits. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties and aids in digestion, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, helps with sore throats & colds, treats ulcers, eliminates allergies & much more. Honey and cinnamon combined are antimicrobial and can help lower cholesterol.

One study alone revealed that the sedative effects of bee products may protect humans against depression, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease - Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry October 2013.

little bella has raw honey and honey combs available.


Why Bees Are
Disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony with 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, eight years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world's crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Marla Spivak tells us why bees are disappering on TED Talks.
The versatility of honey:

Sweetener - Honey is slightly sweeter than sugar, so less can be used to achieve the same sweetness intensity.

Emulsifier - Honey acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings, marinades and dips.

Flavor - Honey not only imparts a unique flavor to any dish, it also balances and enhances the flavor profiles of other ingerdients used in a recipe.

Humectant - Honey provides and retains moisture to a variety of dishes and can even exend the shelf life of baked goods.



long live the BEE!

the truth about honey



why doesn't
honey spoil?


Honey is something of an oddity, in that, unlike most foods, it doesn’t spoil over time. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an Ancient Egyptian tomb and dated to approximately 3000 years ago, was still perfectly edible. What is it, then, that gives honey this unusual property?

To answer this question, we need to understand how bees make honey in the first place. >>




Some helpful links:

Louisiana Beekeepers Association

Hummer & Son Honey

Honey

Nature's Skin Care



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