National Honey Bee Day, August 17th, also promotes the work of beekeepers and to encourage people to enjoy and buy locally grown honey.
By supporting local honey producers, you can verify that the honey you’re purchasing is truly raw and has the beneficial properties that humans have used for centuries to treat many ailments. It’s no wonder why the ancient Greeks called it, ‘the nectar of the Gods.’
Raw honey has not been heated or pasteurised, and it contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important nutrients. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties and promotes digestive health.
Raw, local honey also contains a blend of local pollen, which can strengthen a person’s immune system and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. It’s also prebiotic, encouraging the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
When honey is removed from the hive, it needs to be strained to remove parts of bee bodies and pieces of wax. If a coarse strainer is used without heating, then the honey will contain the pollen that was present in the original honey from the local area. If this local honey is ingested regularly, it can reduce pollen allergy symptoms in humans.
We now have raw local honey in store from beekeeper N. Faulkner of Les Mielles, St Ouen, in two sizes: 454g is £10.99 and 227g is £6.47, and 8oz honeycomb is £7.50.