honey bees


Why raise honey bees?

While the bees play a critical role as pollinators for plants and crops and help in maintaining a balanced eco-system, they also give us  “HONEY” !!!!

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Did you know that haney contains about the same range of antioxidants as green vegetable, such as broccoli and spinach? Honey also is camparable to fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries in their antioxidants. Plus it taste good!

Some naturalist use honey as an antibiotic. Honey is believed to help with sore throats and coughs too! It is also known that locally grown honey can help with allergies.

Give yourself a boost of energy; try some honey.

Honey is also cholesterol free! Some believe it helps fight cholesterol by preventing cholesterol from being moved out of the blood and into the lining of the blood vessels.

Did you know that it contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, B complex vitamins, and sodium. So no empty calories with honey!

A spoon of honey is =64 calories.

You can cook with honey by using half the amount of sugar and cutting your liquid in your recipe by 1/2 cp liquid for every cup of honey used.

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Here is a helpful Calculator to help you convert the amount of  sugar to the amount of honey in your receipes! It also shows a nutritional chart for honey.