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Beeswax Helps Treat Burns



Beeswax Helps Treat Burns

A human research study was done in 2014-15  to determine the effect of a beeswax, olive oil and Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch mixture on burn injuries: healing, pain during dressing changes and duration of hospital stay. Alkanna tinctoria is another name for Alkanet herb or Dyer’s Alkanet, which is in the borage family.

This study was planned to investigate the effect of a mixture of beeswax, olive oil and A. Tinctoria (L.) Tausch on burn wounds to determine the impact on burn healing, pain during dressing changes and duration of hospital stay.


The study was conducted between May 2014 and August 2015 in the Burn Unit of Ataturk University Research Hospital. The sample of this experimental study consisted of 64 patients (31 experimental group and 33 control group) who met its inclusion criteria. While the specially prepared dressing material was applied to the experimental group, the control group was administered the clinic’s routine dressing. The injuries were photographed before each dressing. Each picture was uploaded to a computer for measurement with ImageJ software…

When a beeswax, olive oil and A. tinctoria (L.) Tausch mixture was applied to second degree burns, this accelerated epithelization, (growth of granulated tissue across a wound) reduced the pain experienced during dressing changes and shortened the hospital stay durations of the patients.

2 Kings 20:5

This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says:

I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.

Research on Propolis Lip Balm

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A human research study was done in October of 2017 to test 0.5% Propolis in Lip Balm versus Aciclovir Cream 5% for patients with Herpes sores – fever blisters and cold sores.  189 patients used Propolis Cream and 190 patients were treated with Aciclovir Cream.  Application was made five times a day.


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Propolis  extract lip balm 0.5% was found superior in the treatment of episodes of Herpes labialis over Aciclovir Cream 5% in patients.  Encrustation or epithelization of the sores (crusting over, closing up, forming a scab) occurred a day sooner (4 days) with the Propolis Lip Balm.  In addition, there were significant faster improvements of the pain, burning, itching, tension and swelling with the propolis lip balm versus the Aciclovir Cream.


The research was published at ScienceDirect.com and is linked here:   Current Therapeutic Research


Once again, BEE Powered ingredients show superior results than the use of pharmaceuticals!

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Psalm 71:23

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.

Propolis for MRSA

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Recently, my daughter ,Rebekah, in Ft. Myers, FL asked me about using propolis for MRSA.  She has a friend who has been told she has MRSA infection in her sinuses.  I  jumped online to find any studies on this topic, knowing that propolis has been proven through research to be effective against MRSA strains of Staphylococcus.  My go-to source is the National Institutes of Health, nih.gov.

A study at the University of Heidelberg tested a propolis extract against a variety of disease-causing bacteria, including MRSA, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), Candida albicans, and Streptococcus pyogenes.

Within six hours, propolis stopped the activity of S. pyogenes, the cause of strep throat and hard-to-stop skin infections. The study also found that it had a high degree of antibacterial activity against all tested MRSA strains, and inhibited Candida (Yeast Infection, Athlete’s Foot) as well.

Raw Propolis drying before extraction

From the Article: Evaluation of the in vitro antimicrobial activity of an ethanol extract of Brazilian classified propolis on strains of Staphylococcus aureus 

In an  In vitro study (meaning in a test tube or petri dish), researchers set out to find the minimum strength of propolis  that would inhibit the MSSA and MRSA germs of Staph. They found that 1.5% strength propolis in ethanol (distilled alcohol, like vodka or brandy)  killed MSSA and MRSA bacteria

The measurement they noted was 1420 ug/ml,  which is 1420 micrograms (weight) of propolis in 1 millilitre (volume) of ethanol.  I found the weight of 1 millilitre of ethanol so I could divide the weight of propolis into the weight of the ethanol.  I also found an online converter that gives percentages for ug/ml measurements.

We make 10% and 30% tincture, and put 2.5% propolis in our BEE Rescue Cream.


From the article: Antibacterial activity of propolis against MRSA and synergism with topical mupirocin.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the activity of the propolis and its combinations with mupirocin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nasal carriage.

This study was carried out between June and August 2005. Propolis was used in the nasal passages of rabbits with MRSA infection in the nose. Group 1 was treated with topical mupirocin + ethanolic extract of propolis drops. Group 2 received topical mupirocin, only. Group 3 was administered ethanolic extract of propolis drops, only and the control group (group 4) was only treated with phosphate-buffered solution drops for 7 days.  The numbers of bacteria in group 1  who were administerd both the propolius extract and mupirocin antibiotic were determined to be significantly lower than in the other groups.

The propolis extract addition to mupirocin regimen was found to result in more profound reduction in bacterial cell count and inflammatory response compared with the rest of the treatment modalities.


In this article: Antimicrobial Activities of European Propolis Collected from Various Geographic Origins Alone and in Combination with Antibiotics.

Scientists tested propolis extract on gram negative and gram positive bacteria including MRSA and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus) All propolis samples showed moderate antibacterial effect against Gram-positive microorganisms with  ranging from  .8% – 2.5% strength propolis extract. Propolis extract showed  moderate activity against Gram-negative bacteria with .5% to 5% strength propolis extract) It also displayed moderate antifungal activity with .5% – 2.5% strength propolis extract. They also tested propolis extract given along with other antibiotics and found synergistic (means together, they enhance the work of each other) interactions against drug-resistant microbial pathogens including MRSA and VRE. Conclusions: The propolis extract synergistically enhanced the efficacy (positive results) of antibiotics.


 In the article: Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates to propolis extract alone or in combination with antimicrobial drugs.

Ethanol extract of Propolis displayed  effectiveness against twelve Stapholococcus. aureus strains, with strenghts of .78% to 3.1% propolis extract.


From the article:  Agents for the decolonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

This  article is from nih.gov and not specifically about propolis, but  about the different avenues one should take to get rid of systemic MRSA  – nasal treatments, topical treatments, washing skin with antibacterial soaps.

“The most extensive research in MRSA decolonization has been conducted with mupirocin, which is applied to the nares (nasal passages) 2-3 times/day for 5 days.  If total body decolonization is necessary, bathing or showering with an antiseptic agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate is recommended in combination with the nasal treatment.  Homeopathic and investigational agents may also be effective. Although mupirocin is the standard of care for decolonization of MRSA, several agents demonstrate efficacy and many merit further investigation.”

Propolis IS one of these investigational agents that has demonstrated  could be used this way, too. Propolis Oil and Tincture can be taken orally, or used on skin, as can the BEE Rescue Cream.  Propolis Nasal spray can be used in the nose.


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Deuteronomy 10:21

He is the one you praise; he is your God,

who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.

Speakers Available!

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Let Us Tell You About Honey Bee Resources

As beekeepers and bee lovers, we love to share about the riches that come from bee hive resources.   As a business, BEEpothecary creates artisan batches of  health, skin and hair care products made with beehive resources – propolis, honey, pollen and beeswax. We have a particular passion for propolis and have pent several years pouring over scientific research on the use of propolis for health and illness. We have several presentations that we do for beekeeping conferences, honey festivals, individual beekeeper clubs and homesteading/natural living festivals.  We offer Power Point programs with demonstrations and sampling of various products and raw materials. We also buy raw propolis (and other hive resources) from other beekeepers by the pound and can provide instructions for how to clean it to prepare for sale.

Our presentations include:

  • The health benefits of hive resources;
  • How to collect clean and prepare hive products for use in value added products;
  • Different forms of hive products that can be marketed;
  • How to make many different products using bee resources;
  • The categorizing, production and labeling laws that must be followed to market value added hive products other than honey;
  • Honey Bees and Beekeeping, for non-beekeepers
  • Combinations of two or more of these topics in one presentation.

Our speaking charge is $100 for a 45 – 90 min presentation,  plus travel costs.  (We are willing to negotiate, in some cases, for smaller groups with a limited budget.)  We love sharing about the amazing health benefits of hive resources with others! If your club, conference or event is in need of a speaker on any of these topics, please contact us at beepothecary@gmail.com  or call 1-614-450-2339.


Propolis for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Psalms from the Hive, by Jeannie Saum

Food and water, drugs and air

Can add to our demise.

Natural things from nature and bees

Might be a blessing in disguise.

Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea

One of the characteristics of propolis is its ability to act as an antioxidant in the body.  This means it has the ability to removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism. Oxidative stress occurs when an oxygen molecule splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons, which are called free radicals.  This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA. Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many others. Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. and include things like fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants. Scientist are doing research to find out if propolis can be an effective treatment for stopping or slowing down the damage caused by the process of oxidative stress.

One study called, “Effect of propolis flavonoids on Alzheimer disease mice induced by D-galactose,”from 2010,was done in China at Harbin Medical University.  The objective of this study was to research the effects of propolis flavonoids on three antioxidant enzymes in cells , two that protect against oxidative  damage in the brain and one that increases oxidative damage and plays a role in Alzheimer’s  and Parkinson’s Disease.

Sixty mice with Alzheimer’s Disease were divided into six groups.  Three experimental groups were administrated high,middle and low dosages of propolis flavonoids(300,150,75 mg/kg) ORALLY. After 50 days,the mice were killed and brains were examined.  The levels of the two beneficial antioxidants were significantly higher in the experimental groups, while the levels of the destructive  enzyme was significantly lower than that of model group. The conclusion drawn from this research is that propolis flavonoids could increase the brain index, promote the body’s antioxidant activity, enhance the clearance of metabolic waste, and inhibit the activity of the destructive enzyme. Therefore propolis flavonoids could protect cells, delay senility and improve Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms.

Another study, “Bioactive Metabolites from Propolis Inhibit Superoxide Anion Radical, Acetylcholinesterase and Phosphodiesterase (PDE4),” from 2013,  tested the propolis flavonoids’ free radical scavenging activity.  Substances that have this action are considered targets for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease- COPD. Results of this research showed that propolis could moderately inhibit the destructive free radicals tested  and could contribute to further research on alternative drugs for the treatment of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as asthma and COPD.
A study done in early 2017, “The Neuroprotective Effects of Brazilian Green Propolis on Neurodegenerative Damage in Human Neuronal SH-SY5Y Cells” investigated the effects of propolis on oxidative stress in the brain. Oxidative stress and synapse dysfunction are the major neurodegenerative damage correlated to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We have found that Brazilian green propolis (propolis) improves the cognitive functions of mild cognitive impairment patients living at high altitude; however, mechanism underlying the effects of propolis is unknown. The results of the study strongly suggest that propolis protects from the neurodegenerative damage in neurons through the properties of various antioxidants. The present study provides a potential molecular mechanism of Brazilian green propolis in prevention of cognitive impairment in AD as well as aging.
These studies seem to indicate that propolis could be an effective part of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  We have to hope that our FDA will someday embrace natural and alternative medicine as successful treatments for disease.

Psalm 103

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Customer Successes Using BEE Rescue

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Psalms from the Hive, by Jeannie Saum

How can people not believe

That God did not create these little bees

Who create perfect hexagonal beeswax cells

And make treasures in the hive that can treat people’s ills?


Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea


We’ve been sharing some customer stories and pictures for several years at fairs and festivals, telling about their successes using propolis on wounds.  Though the pictures can be found on our Facebook page, it recently occurred to me that we have never shared them on this blog, where you can see the pictures AND read the story.  So, today, I am going to do this and here is a warning:


Now that you have been forewarned, if you want to see and hear about some amazing success stories about the Power of Propolis, keep reading.

Customer Story #1

Laurie heard on FaceBook about an old high school friend who had undergone elbow surgery and was having difficulty getting the little 2″ wound to heal.  It had been 2 months since the surgery, the doctors had tried all kinds of treatments, yet the wound was still gaping open and weeping.  This fellow, a law enforcement officer, was using up all his sick leave. Laurie sent him a tube of our BEE Rescue to try. He took pictures for us to document what happened.

2 month old elbow surgical wound


This is what his wound looked like after 2 months of treatment by his doctors, trying to get this to close up.







Wound had closed up after five days of using BEE Rescue Cream.



He got the BEE Rescue and started using it, applying three times a day. He was able to go back to work at this point.






Wound after one moth of treatment with BEE Rescue



He continued using the BEE Rescue Cream and took this picture after one month.  He said he continued to use the BEE Rescue Cream after this and said it  diminished the scar into a almost indiscernible line.







Customer Story #2

Larry, a 60 something diabetic was working on his running lawnmower one day a few summers ago, when he fell over it.  he gashed his calf open and had to be rushed to the ER.  He received 20+ stitches.  Three weeks later, he called and asked for BEE Rescue.  At this point, his wound was black, oozing infection and gangrenous. It was strongly recommended that he go to the hospital, but he refused.  He stated he was going to use the propolis cream.  He also volunteered to have his wife take a picture each week to document his progress.

Larry’s leg wound 3 weeks after falling over a running lawnmower




This is what his wound looked like before he started using BEE Rescue Cream.



Larry’s wound after one week of twice a day BEE Rescue Cream dressing.




Larry had his wife put BEE Rescue Cream on his wound twice a day an re-bandage it.  This is the result, after one week!  All the gangrenous tissue is gone.
The infection is gone and a soft scab is starting to form. AMAZING! And look at the skin around the wound.  It looks better, too.



Larry’s leg after 4 weeks with BEE Rescue put on 2 times a day.



They continued to put BEE Rescue Cream on the wound twice a day.





Pretty amazing transformation using BEE Rescue Cream for 10 weeks.



And here it is after 10 weeks, with twice a day Bee Rescue Cream treatment.







Customer #3

A young couple bought BEE Rescue from us at a festival a few years ago.  They used it on their chickens, on pecking wounds.  Here are the before and after pictures, 5 days apart.

Chicken with pecking wound on head


Chicken head wound after 5 days of BEE Rescue Cream treatment.










If you would like to read more about propolis for treating hard to heal wounds go to this research study: Propolis for Poor and Chronic Non-Healing Wounds.

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.


Propolis and Liver Disease

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Psalms from the Hive, by Jeannie Saum


We mistreat our bodies

And suffer consequence.

Can we possibly benefit

From honey bee sense? 

Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea

A few weeks ago, I did a presentation on the health benefits of bee hive resources at our local town hall.  Afterwards, a lady asked me if I knew if propolis helped with non-alcoholic fatty liver.  I told her I would do some research and find out.  Here are some studies I found on the National Institutes of Health website, nih.gov.

7 oz. of raw propolis collected frrom one of our hives

 A study entitled, Does propolis have any effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?  (by Kismet, K., et al) has been published in in the  June 2017 edition of Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy.  In this study, 2 different doses of propolis were  given to rats who had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, and none given to a control group.  Propolis showed a positive effect on the liver tissues upon microscopic examination and also improvement in the biochemistry of the liver tissue. No difference was noted between the two different doses of propolis used.  The positive effects of propolis on NAFLD are related to the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of propolis.

You can read this study at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28437890.

Another study entitled Propolis Decrease Diet-Induced Hepatic Steatosis in Mice was published in 2010 in the international Journal of Morphology.  Hepatic Steatosis is another name for fatty liver.  Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) covers a wide spectrum of injuries ranging from simple degeneration by fat deposits to cirrhosis and liver cell cancer. Its main risk factors are disorders associated with metabolic syndrome (MS).  Propolis, a resinous substance produced by honey bee to protect is hive, has demonstrated a hepatoprotective  (liver protective) effect.

This study tested the effect of  Chilean propolis on mice with NAFLD.  Diets of the test groups were supplemented with 10Image result for mice in medical study mg/kg of propolis or 40 mg/kg of propolis, per day. The propolis fed groups showed a gradual decrease in the degeneration by fat deposits and a decrease in inflammation.  It was concluded that the Chilean propolis decreased NAFLD , but that the mechanisms that caused this still must be identified.

You can find this study at:  http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2010/06/chilean-propolis-decreases-fat-build-up.html

A third study called, The liver-protective properties of the pediatric drug form of propolis in animals of different age groups was done by Drogovoz SM, et. al.  Propolis was studied in experiments on albino rats of various age with toxic liver damages of various duration. In all models of liver abnormalities, propolis was found to show antioxidative properties which were moderate (30-60%). In addition, there were improvements in liver secretion of bile, cholic acids, and cholesterol.

From these studies, it appears that propolis may be a possible contributor to NAFLD treatment, someday.


Isaiah 58:8

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

Research on BEE Products for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’sDisease

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Psalms from the Hive, by Jeannie Saum

Can nature be the answer,Human Brain Icon Png image #2541

When human-made is not?

What benefits await us

From bee hives’ abundance?


Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea

Parkinson’s disease  is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. A person’s brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less and less dopamine, a person has less and less ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions.  Symptoms take years to develop, and people can live for years with the disease.

In Alzheimer’s disease, a process of degeneration still not fully understood, disrupts the communication network in the brain.  In the brain, neurons connect and communicate at synapses, where tiny bursts of chemicals called neurotransmitters carry information from one cell to another. Alzheimer’s disrupts this process, and eventually destroys synapses and kills neurons.

Medications called Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors are  used in the treatment of neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  MAOIs are also used for  depressive disorders. MAOI medications elevate the levels of norepinephrine,

 by inhibiting an enzyme called monoamine oxidase (MAO). Monoamine oxidase breaks down norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. When monoamine oxidase is inhibited, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine are not broken down, increasing the concentration of all three neurotransmitters in the brain. This can improve symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

In 2013, scientists at Karadeniz Technical University, in Turkey conducted a study of honey bee products – honey, pollen and propolis – to see if they had any capacity to inhibit MAO.  They treated MAO extracted from rat tissue. The three bee products exhibited substantial inhibition of MAO, propolis having the highest effect. Inhibition was related to samples’ phenolic content and antioxidant capacities.

The study suggests that the inhibition of MAO activity may lessen the process of aging.  This study suggests that these apitherapeutic products may also have a role in the treatment of depressive disorders and some neurodegenerative illnesses. In the light of this study, more extensive and detailed studies on specific MAO-A and MAO-B inhibition activity are now needed.

How does this study translate into future treatments for Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases? No one knows…

But it is exciting that  natural bee products are being researched for all kinds of health  issues.

To read the study go to: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/14756366.2013.843171

Isaiah 58:9-11

 If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

The Benefits of Honey

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The Benefits of Honey

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Whу dоеѕ hоnеу сrуѕtаllіzе?

Ноnеу сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn, оftеn rеfеrrеd tо аѕ grаnulаtіоn, іѕ а nаturаl рhеnоmеnоn bу whісh hоnеу turnѕ frоm а lіquіd tо ѕеmі-ѕоlіd ѕtаtе wіth grаnulаr соmроѕіtіоn. Аftеr bеіng ехtrасtеd frоm thе hоnеусоmb, hоnеу tеndѕ tо сrуѕtаllіzе muсh fаѕtеr thаn іf іt wеrе іn thе wах сеllѕ. Quіtе оftеn hоnеу сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn іѕ “mіѕundеrѕtооd” bу hоnеу соnѕumеrѕ.


Honey in the hive before the bee’s cap it with beeswax

А numbеr оf thеm аѕѕumе thаt hоnеу сrуѕtаllіzеѕ (grаnulаtеѕ) duе tо рооr quаlіtу, bаd ѕtоrаgе оr bесаuѕе іt іѕ unnаturаl аnd аdultеrаtеd. Асtuаllу, јuѕt thе орроѕіtе hоldѕ truе.


Honey crystallizing on the left and liquid honey on the right  

Іf hоnеу dоеѕ nоt сrуѕtаllіzе fоr а lоng tіmе, ехсерt fоr thоѕе tуреѕ оf hоnеу іn whісh thе nаturаl сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn рrосеѕѕ gоеѕ ѕlоwеr (асасіа), thаt оftеn іѕ а сlеаr іndісаtіоn fоr hоnеу аdultеrаtіоn, dіlutіоn, еtс. Сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn bу nо mеаnѕ сhаngеѕ thе quаlіtу оf hоnеу. Іt оnlу аffесtѕ ѕоmе ехtеrnаl fеаturеѕ, lіkе сhаngе оf соlоr аnd tехturе. Тhіѕ іѕ quіtе а nаturаl рrосеѕѕ аnd іf thе hоnеу іn thе hоnеу јаr іn оur kіtсhеn hаѕ сrуѕtаllіzеd, іt dоеѕ nоt аt аll mеаn thаt іt іѕ ѕроіlt аnd іѕ nо lоngеr fіt fоr соnѕumрtіоn. Іt іѕ gооd tо knоw thаt сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn іѕ аn аttrіbutе оf рurе, nаturаl hоnеу.


After we extract the honey from the honeycomb, we are able to fill honey in honey jars to sell.  What you are looking at is a Honeygate attached to a 3 or 5 gallon food grade bucket! 

Whу dоеѕ hоnеу сrуѕtаllіzе? Ѕіmрlу рut, hоnеу іѕ а hіghlу соnсеntrаtеd ѕugаr (саrbоhуdrаtе) ѕоlutіоn. Турісаllу, іt соntаіnѕ mоrе thаn 70% саrbоhуdrаtеѕ аnd lеѕѕ thаn 20% wаtеr. Іt іѕ оbvіоuѕ thаt іn реrсеntаgе tеrmѕ, ѕugаrѕ аrе рrеdоmіnаnt. Тhіѕ mеаnѕ thаt wаtеr іn hоnеу соntаіnѕ muсh grеаtеr аmоunt оf ѕugаrѕ thаn іt саn nаturаllу dіѕѕоlvе. Тhе оvеrаbundаnсе оf ѕugаrѕ mаkеѕ thе ѕоlutіоn unѕtаblе. Ѕіnсе еvеrуthіng іn nаturе ѕееkѕ bаlаnсе, іnсludіng hоnеу, сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn іѕ аn аbѕоlutеlу nаturаl рhеnоmеnоn whісh оссurѕ whеn gluсоѕе ѕераrаtеѕ frоm wаtеr, аftеr whісh gluсоѕе rеmаіnѕ іn thе fоrm оf сrуѕtаlѕ аnd thе іnіtіаl соnсеntrаtеd ѕоlutіоn gеtѕ іntо а bаlаnсеd ѕtаtе.


Creamed honey is controlled granulation of honey which results in extremely small honey crystals.  The smaller the crystals, the better the honey. A good creamed honey should be smooth, not grainy, like velvet on the tongue.

Іt іѕ еvеn роѕѕіblе, undеr сеrtаіn соndіtіоnѕ, thаt hоnеу wоuld сrуѕtаllіzе ѕеvеrаl dауѕ аftеr thе ехtrасtіоn.  Аt rооm tеmреrаturе, thе сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn  рrосеѕѕ, dереndіng оn thе tуре оf hоnеу, wоuld ѕtаrt іn ѕеvеrаl wееkѕ, mоnthѕ, аnd vеrу rаrеlу іn ѕеvеrаl dауѕ. Сооlеr tеmреrаturеѕ (bеlоw 10°С) аrе іdеаl fоr сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn dеlау, whеrеаѕ tеmреrаturеѕ frоm 10°С tо 21°С fаvоr thе рrосеѕѕ. Ніghеr tеmреrаturеѕ (21°С – 27°С) dеlау сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn lіkе thе lоwеr оnеѕ, but соuld аffесt nеgаtіvеlу ѕоmе оf thе vаluаblе hоnеу соmроnеntѕ. Воth ѕubzеrо аnd ехtrеmе tеmреrаturеѕ аffесt hоnеу nеgаtіvеlу.

Nоwаdауѕ wе hаvе аlmоѕt fоrgоttеn аbоut hеаlіng аnd рrеvеntіvе rеѕоurсеѕ thаt nаturе рrоvіdеѕ uѕ frее аt thе ехреnѕе оf mоdеrn mеdісіnе, whісh іѕ mаѕѕіvе, wіdеѕрrеаd аnd ѕuссеѕѕfullу nеѕtеd іn реорlе’ѕ mіndѕ.

Ноwеvеr, mоrе аdvеrtіѕеd аnd mоrе mаrkеtеd dоеѕn’t mеаn bеttеr. Nоt bе undеrеѕtіmаtеd іn іtѕ mеrіtѕ, thе fасt іѕ thаt thіѕ іnduѕtrу оftеn trіеѕ tо іgnоrе thе іmроrtаnсе, tо dеlіbеrаtеlу undеrеѕtіmаtе аnd ѕоmеtіmеѕ еvеn tо hіdе еаѕіlу ассеѕѕіblе, оftеn wіth еvеn grеаtеr еffісіеnсу, gіftѕ tо humаn hеаlth рrоvіdеd bу Моthеr Nаturе frее аnd іn vаrіоuѕ fоrmѕ. Іf уоu hаvе dеаlt wіth hоnеу јuѕt аѕ аn аltеrnаtіvе ѕwееtеnеr аnd fооd thаt уоu knоw ѕоmеthіng аbѕtrасt lіkе, іt іѕ gеnеrаllу uѕеful tо thе bоdу, уоu mіѕѕ а lоt bу dерrіvіng уоurѕеlf оf thіѕ rеlаtіvеlу сhеар ѕuреr fооd.

Неrе іѕ а ѕmаll ехсеrрt оf bеnеfісіаl еffесtѕ, іntеrеѕtіng fасtѕ аnd fіеldѕ оf аррlісаtіоn оf hоnеу: – Аntіbасtеrіаl аnd аntіfungаl рrореrtіеѕ. – Nаturаl ѕоurсе оf vіtаmіnѕ, mіnеrаlѕ аnd аntіохіdаntѕ. – Іt hаѕ а роѕіtіvе еffесt аgаіnѕt оbеѕіtу, аѕ раrаdохісаl аѕ іt ѕоundѕ. Тhе ѕіmрlеѕt rесіре rеаdѕ: “Drіnk hоnеу dіlutеd іn wаrm wаtеr + lеmоn оn аn еmрtу ѕtоmасh!” – Ѕtrеngthеnѕ thе іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. – Ноnеу іѕ mоrе саlоrіс thаn ѕugаr, but hеlрѕ fаt dесоmроѕіtіоn іn thе bоdу. – Ѕuрроrtѕ thе dеvеlорmеnt оf bеnеfісіаl bасtеrіа іn thе gut. – Рrоvіdеѕ еnеrgу аnd rеduсеѕ fаtіguе. – Неlрѕ tо rеѕtоrе vіѕіоn. 2 tеаѕрооnѕ hоnеу + саrrоt јuісе еvеrу dау, gіvе а tаngіblе еffесt. – Rеlіеvеѕ ѕоrе thrоаt. – Gооd рrорhуlасtіс аgаіnѕt саrdіоvаѕсulаr dіѕеаѕеѕ.


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Іmрrоvеѕ blооd сіrсulаtіоn. – Rеlіеvеѕ burnѕ аnd рrоmоtеѕ fаѕtеr tіѕѕuе rераіr. Іt саn bе uѕеd fоr dіѕіnfесtіоn аnd rеlіеf оf wоundѕ. – Соntаіnѕ рhуtоnutrіеntѕ, whісh іn turn hаvе аntі-саnсеr аnd аntі-tumоr рrореrtіеѕ. – Rеlіеvеѕ соlіtіѕ, gаѕtrіtіѕ аnd ulсеr. – Кіllѕ thе bасtеrіа саuѕіng асnе. Іt саn bе аррlіеd ехtеrnаllу. – Рurіfіеѕ thе lіvеr аnd соlоn оf раrаѕіtеѕ. – Неlрѕ wіth аnхіеtу dіѕоrdеrѕ. – Неlрѕ wіth dаndruff рrоblеmѕ. – Rеlіеvеѕ tооthасhе. А mіхturе оf hоnеу аnd сіnnаmоn рut іn рlасе tо rеlіеvе thе раіn. – Нуdrаtеѕ thе ѕkіn vеrу wеll. – Lоwеrѕ сhоlеѕtеrоl lеvеlѕ. – Неlрѕ wіth bаd brеаth. Ѕtіr а ѕрооnful оf hоnеу аnd а lіttlе сіnnаmоn іn а сuр оf wаrm water аnd drіnk. Тhіѕ іѕ оnlу а ѕmаll раrt оf thе bеnеfісіаl еffесtѕ оf hоnеу. IMG_8251

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Соmbіnеd wіth оthеr fооdѕ оr uѕеd аѕ аn іngrеdіеnt іn оthеr rесіреѕ, іt саn bе аn еffесtіvе wеароn іn thе fіght аgаіnѕt vаrіоuѕ dіѕеаѕеѕ аnd іllnеѕѕеѕ. Nаturаllу, іt іѕ nоt а раnасеа оr mаgісаl рrоduсt. Іtѕ fаnаtісаl uѕе dоеѕn’t rерlасе аdеquаtе nоurіѕhіng аnd соnѕumрtіоn оf оthеr fооdѕ nееdеd fоr а bаlаnсеd dіеt аnd hеаlthу lіfеѕtуlе. Тhеѕе vіrtuеѕ, аnd thоѕе nоt lіѕtеd, аррlу оnlу tо thе рurе nаturаl hоnеу, whісh mоѕt сеrtаіnlу саn bе рrосurеd dіrесtlу frоm thе bее-kеереr рrоduсеr.  Find a local Beekeeper- and buy their honey!  or BEEpothecary.US



Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Thank you, Laurie

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