Category Archives: History

The Chemistry of Honey

For many of us, the memories of college and high school chemistry caused headaches and glazed-over eyes.  However, with a few critical vocabulary words and a logical presentation, we can appreciate one of nature’s most accomplished chemists – the bees. Honey is composed of at least 181 components. Its unique taste is a result of complex chemical […]

The Mystical Power of Bees

bees and honey

“Ask the bees what the Druids knew” Old English adage   Historically, there are many cultural beliefs that surround bees. Some are true; some are mythological.  It is well-known in current observations of “bee-havior,” that bees hate the odor of cattle and horses.  Indeed, bees find most human’s scent to be offensive. Yet, there are stories told […]

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