Honey - thick, sweet liquid made by bees from flower nectar inside a beehive. This remarkable beehive employs 60,000 or more bees that create one of natures great super-foods. Our little friends are quite the busy bees traveling as much as 55,000 miles and collecting enough nectar from more than 2 million flowers just so they can make a pound of honey. Now, I personally believe that bees are just more than honey-makers, they also help pollinate plants and vegetables, so we depend on them for far more than their precious liquid nectar.
Scientists have found that honey is a complex of naturally flavored sugars, trace enzymes, minerals, amino acids and vitamins. The color and flavor of honey depends on the type of flower nectar collected by the bees. For example, wildflower pollen might yield a dark, amber hue; whereas, Orange Blossom nectar will be lighter in color. The lighter colored honeys are milder in flavor, and the darker honeys have a more robust flavor. Pretty interesting! Continue reading