National Honey Week (UK)
Monday 5th May - Sunday 11th May 2014
Photo © Leonid Nyshko - Fotolia.com
National Honey Week, run by the UK Honey Association, celebrated its
10th year in 2008.
is believed that bees have been producing honey for 150 million years, with
some of the earliest written references about honey dating
back to the 40th Century B.C. in ancient Egypt.
Here are just a few interesting facts about this wonderful foodstuff but
for more detailed information such as history, origins, types and culinary
information and recipes visit our main
Honey is a completely natural ingredient - nothing is ever added or taken
The bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man
Bees can fly for up to six miles, although one or two is more common.
Bees collect pollen and nectar in the spring when most plants are in bloom.
Honey has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat sore throats, burns
There are over 35,000 beekeepers in Britain producing 4,000 tonnes of honey
The fructose in honey speeds up oxidation of alcohol by the liver
Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey to maintain her youthful appearance
Click here for lots of sweet and savoury honey recipes
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