Honey

Honey

Nature's Golden Healer

Book - 2011
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A comprehensive introduction to the "nectar of the gods."

With increasing numbers of people ditching drugs for natural healing, Honey: Nature's Golden Healer is a timely look at how the beehive can help us look and feel better. Highlighted with hundreds of vivid color photographs, the book explains how honey is made and describes the complex lives of honeybees, beehive architecture and the sophisticated social structure of beehives. Novice beekeepers will find enough reliable information to get started on a small scale.

Honey examines the beneficial properties of honey and other bee products, such as propolis, pollen, royal jelly and beeswax, and explains how to collect and use them. The book includes recipes for homemade remedies, luxurious beauty formulas and delicious treats.

The critical role of honeybees in agriculture The many types and colors of honey Raw honey How honey compares to sugar Preserving with honey Honey's antibacterial properties and how they work Honey as a neutraceutical (a foodstuff with medicinal properties) Bee sting therapy Super-honeys The benefits of propolis, bee pollen and royal jelly Honey in cooking and baking.

This informative and illuminating book shows the links between honey and good health and why protecting the threatened populations of honeybees is important not only for their own survival, but for human longevity.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781554079155
1554079152
Branch Call Number: 615.36 HAV
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Barnett, Cristian

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Sep 12, 2016

Honey: Nature's Golden Healer. --- by. --- Gloria Havenhand.
We may think of honey as simply a sweetener and bees as simply a nuisance but in fact there is more to both than that. Havenhand looks at some of the non-food properties of honey: its role in traditional medicines; its antibacterial action; as a treatment for wounds and fungal infections.
The hive produces othe products too: propolis which may be useful in fighting skin afflictions such as eczema; Royal jelly, the therapeutic roles of which we are only now beginning to examine; and finally beeswax which for thousands of years has produced the candles which have let our way in the dark.
That's just a small portion of what the book is about.
The book highly informative is well written and not at all difficult to read.
It may not be the ulitimate bible for the apiarits the (bee keeper to you and me) but it is certainly a good place to get your feet wet. Nicely illustrated too.

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wizzietombs
Sep 18, 2011

A beautifully put together book with gorgeous photos. A very satisfying read.

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