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  • Good article, very informative!
  • Trying to incorporate more honey.
  • Good information.
  • I love putting honey on my oats in place of sugar.
    Thanks for sharing
  • It's easier than you might think to be a positive force in your world.
    I guess I'm lucky that I can't stand the taste of honey, so I don't have so many worries about it in the first place. I hate it, so I don't buy it or eat it anywhere at all.
  • To clarify, Auna, using honey does in fact kill the bees. First, some bees are killed frequently during the removal of honey. Secondly, almost all commercial bee operations kill off the entire population to save money over the winter. Third, many times the queen will be killed off before her time.

    Also, imagine this - you spend a long time preparing a nutritional, delicious meal for your children, which is suddenly removed and they are given bowls of sugar instead. That's what happens with bees and honey. The honey is for their little ones. Beekeepers take it for us, and replace it with sugar water. It's bad for bees. It's also bad for the wild bees that breed with them and then are weaker and less likely to survive -- and much of our produce depends on wild bees!
  • By the way, don't be fooled by "organic" honey. There is no such thing, at least not if produced in the U.S. Think about it - bees fly for miles to get nectar, how can anyone promise that they have not been exposed to herbicides, pesticides etc?
  • Raw, unfiltered and preferable local honey is the best choice. Most of the stuff on the shelves in the supermarket is junk - you may as well use corn syrup. The uses for bee products are pretty much endless. I am a new beekeeper - just over a year and this will be our first major harvest (expecting close to 100 pounds this year from 2 booming hives!). Looking forward to sharing this wonderful, sweet magic with friends and family.
  • Great article! Thanks so much for sharing!!
  • Breitsamer Honig Forest Honey, the really dark stuff, is the best. 7 bucks a jar at the Big Lots!
  • Great article, and very informative. I'm a new beekeeper and I'm looking for all the information I can learn about the bees, honey, processing, etc.
  • Whenever I have moved, I always try to find local honey. Eating it helps me keep my allergies at bay. A sweet way to keep from sneezing :)
  • I love honey. I bought some local honey and now I'm taking 1 Tbs per day. Great stuff.

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