- Honey bees (or
honeybees) are a subset of bees.
- Honey bees
represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known
species of bees.
- "Honey" is a
generic name for an extremely varied product produced by honey bees.
a thick liquid produced by certain types of bees from the nectar of
- The central
feature of the bee hive is the
- Honey should be
processed as soon as possible after removal from the hive.
- Honey extraction
is the central process in beekeeping of removing honey from
honeycomb so that it is isolated in a pure liquid form.
- The heat has the
dual effect of removing crystallization in natural honey, and to
reduce the viscosity.
- Virtually any
type of honey can be used in the brewing process. Brewing process
will yield a product with no residual
- Honey is
considered the food of foods, the drink of drinks and the drug of
drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach
and eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative, hair conditioner,
eye salve, and mouthwash.
- The main
uses of honey are in cooking, baking, as a spread on breads, and as
an addition to various beverages such as tea and as a sweetener in
commercial beverages such as
- Pure honey
contains lecithin which dilutes or dissolves the cholesterol in the
hearts blood vessels.
- Honey can also be
used as a facial cleansing cream. It prevents pimples.
- China is
currently by far the largest honey-producing nation in the world,
with around a 40 per cent slice of the market.
- India produces a
total of 70,000 tonnes of honey every year, of which 25,000-27,000
tonnes are being exported to
more than 42 countries including the EU, the Middle East and the US.
- Current prices
for Canadian honey are in the range of $1.25-$1.30/lb.
- Brazil is
becoming a more important player in the world honey market.
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