Fruit Of The Hive

My Weekly Special - - The Complete Guide To Honey -

Un­der­stand­ably, honey is the best known “fruit of the hive”, and it is munched on toast, added to hot and cold drinks and used in many de­li­cious recipes the world over. Honey doesn’t go off and the sticky treat found in pots in the Pharaohs’ tombs in Egypt, dated about 3,000 years ago, was ac­tu­ally still edi­ble… pos­si­bly a bit too spe­cial to pop on a crum­pet, though! Mead or honey wine has been con­sumed for an in­cred­i­ble length of time, with ev­i­dence of it be­ing en­joyed as a tip­ple in China since 7,000 BC, and in parts of Europe since 2,900-1,800 BC. Honey was also used suc­cess­fully as a wound dress­ing in times past, and it is work­ing its way back into such use again.

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