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21 Buzzing facts about honey that’ll blow your mind

21 Buzzing facts about honey that’ll blow your mind 


  • Honey is made by a fermentation process in a beehive, where the bee enzymes are mixed with nectar that is collected from the flowers. It is the only food that is naturally created by insects. Naturally, honey contains flower pollen grains. Bees have to collect pollen from over 2 million flowers and travel 50,000 miles to produce 1 pound of Honey. 


  • Honey can be stored in a jar. Although it can crystallize when kept in cool temperatures. 


  • There are 82 g of sugars in 100 g of honey. Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose and has the same relative sweetness as sugar.


  • The buzzing sound of bees is because they flap their wings about 11,400 times in a minute! They communicate with a unique motion that looks like they’re dancing around the flowers. 


  • Honey holds a prestigious place in Ayurveda. It is well known for curing hundreds of diseases like asthma, throat infections, piles, TB, fatigue, etc. 


  • Honey is medically linked to health benefits, it improves heart health, purifies blood, heals wounds, and is one of the best anti-oxidants.


  • Honey is also used in certain beauty products. It gives smoothness and shines to the skin, and is also helpful in blackhead treatment.


  • 100 grams of honey has 304 calories.


  • Honey is helpful in digestion and can boost metabolism. Dieters should use honey as a supplement in moderation for energy and as an alternative to sugar. 


  • A single honeybee will produce only 1/12 tablespoon of honey in its entire lifespan. 


  • The ancient Egyptians were the first to produce honey on a large scale, even 5,000 years ago, they used to slather their mummies in Honey. But the Spanish people were the ones who commercialized the labor of honey bees. 


  • Excessive use of honey can cause nausea, weakness, and dizziness. 


  • Unpasteurized honey can kill you! Honey in its purest form is full of toxins and substances that less than one tablespoon of natural honey can cause liver failure.
  • Honey, if stored properly, can remain edible for decades. Whereas the national honey board marks most of the honey products “Best before” as 2 years from the date of manufacture.


  • In 2015, archaeologists reported that they'd found 3,000-year-old honey while excavating tombs in Egypt, and it was perfectly edible. This durability is thanks to the unique features of honey: it is low in water and high in sugar, so bacteria cannot grow on it.


  • The science and art of managing honey bees called apiculture or beekeeping is a centuries-old tradition. ... A large commercial pollination effort exists in many countries to ensure maximum quality and quantity of crops pollinated by honey bees.


  • One hive can produce 60 lb (27 kg) or more in a good season, however, an average hive would be around 25 lb (11 kg) surplus.


  • Romans used honey instead of gold to pay their taxes. Honey was so precious that it was traded only on the premises of the royal family. Common people were not allowed to consume it in many civilizations. 


  • Pitcairn honey is considered the rarest and purest honey in the world because there is no pollution on the island. The bees and plants on this island have never been exposed to chemicals or diseases that could harm their species, so the multi-floral honey produced is of exceptional purity and quality.


  • According to Salary Expert, beekeepers can expect an average salary in the US of $44,749. Employees paid by the hour typically get around $22ph. Bonuses typically based on productivity can be up to $1,342.


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