"Oh, look! A bee!"
Yeah, I see it, too. One thing I learned is that there are about 20,000 species classified as bees, but only seven of them make honey. These bees eat nectar and pollen (performing a service by visiting a whole heap of flowers every day and helping pollinate), and they make the honey for surplus food during the off-season.
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Best of all, they make more honey than they can use, and we eat the surplus. But be careful, honey and some other consumables are unsuitable for infants under one year old. It's more than a sweetener for my morning cereal or afternoon tea, honey has some surprising medicinal benefits. Hey, did you know it never goes bad?
From the earliest post-Flood times, ancient near-eastern cultures believed that honey was a gift from the gods. These descendants of Noah were aware that honey had medicinal properties: surviving records show how the ancient Egyptians used honey to prevent and cure various diseases, and heal wounds.To read the entire article, click on "Honey — A healing gift from the Creator".
The first known official recognition of the importance of honey dates from the very beginnings of Pharaonic Egypt—the use of the title ‘Sealer of the Honey’. Egyptians involved in honey production were also known as ‘Bee keepers/Honey gatherers’.