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  • Honey: A Liquid Map of the Environment

    There is a beautiful display of communication between a burning sun 92 million miles from Earth and the honey bee. The Earthly device used for this communication is the flower. The energy emitted from this nuclear sphere is caught by the waiting, outstretched petals of the flower. This colourful display sends out an electrical invitation for the bee to gently extract the most delicate of substances. The flower needs the bee just as much as it needs the rain and the sun. Its existence gently balanced between them. The quality of these rays and the nourishment of the soil are...

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  • How Raw Honey effects the body

     Although there is only a small quantity of proteins, vitamins and minerals and other compounds in Raw honey their nutritional importance lies on how these compounds interact with the body to produce a medicinal effect.  Antimicrobial Activity The low water content, high sugar content and low pH level of honey inhibits the growth of micro organisms and fungi making honey antimicrobial. The Raw honey enzyme glucose oxidase produces at very low and consistent levels the agent hydrogen peroxide which kills and prevents the growth of bacteria. The reason that raw honey should not be heated is because heat along with...

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  • Crystal Clear - All You need to know about honey crystallisation

    The crystallisation of raw honey is a natural and spontaneous process. Most pure, raw or unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallise. Crystallisation does not affect any of the benefits of the honey. There may be slight changes in taste & colour. Many people prefer the crystallised honey as it is easier to work with and don't get sticky! Below is a little bit on why and how honey can crystallise. Natural Sugars Raw honey contains a variety of natural sugars including glucose, fructose, sucrose, and maltose. The main ones are glucose and fructose. All these sugars together can...

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  • In the halls of a Wax Castle - The journey of a Queen.

          It’s not every day you get to write about the life of a queen. Usually a Queen would not let you have access to her personal kingdom, let alone try and understand the bigger picture from her existence. But this” Queen” is different from all others….. Interestingly enough, the origin of the word ‘Queen’ in Old English actually means ‘Wife’ i.e. ‘the wife of king’. In Old Saxon it comes from the word ‘quan’ which means ‘honoured women’. The attachment of ‘Queen’ to ‘Bee’ happened in 1807 to signify the honoured position she has within the hive....

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  • The Perfect Human Bee-ing

    It is hard to imagine any other creature on this planet that is so small yet offers so much. There is a myriad of scientific understanding on how they function, but there isn't much that explains what we can learn from this wonderful species. How their very existence holds the key to our own species, not just by the fruits of their labour, but how they function, live and exist.Although their outward form is so vastly different from human beings, we cannot deny that they display the values inherent within each of us. Values such as community, compassion and unity. As these values...

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  • Think, Breathe, Move, Eat, Balance...

    'I am heavenly connected and a Mercy to Humanity. For thousands of years I have been valued for my unique taste and health benefits. An army of intelligent creatures worked day and night to produce me for your pleasure. Throughout history, I have been honoured and loved by many civilisations. I have not been heated above my natural temperature and have retained all my natural qualities. I am designed with a specific purpose. I am a true blessing' These are the words that inspire us, and they are written on every single Bee Mercy Jar of Raw Honey. We dedicate...

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