Monday, July 6, 2009

Honeybees~




Some honey bee facts really deserve to be shared after so many healing and health promoting opportunities for us humans, start with this little busy creature.
Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.

Manuka honey
It has been discovered that this unique type of honey contains extraordinary healing properties that are capable of healing a wide spectrum of health conditions.
Such as ulcers, skin wounds, acid reflux, gastritis, strep throat, acne, burns, eczema, ringworm, staph infection etc.

The bees gather the nectar from a floral shrub, Manuka (indigenous to New Zealand)
It is also called Tea tree and when it is next flowering I will take some photos of it - we have some shrubs growing on our property.
So if you remember this if you ever have a skin wound that is not healing, please give this a try.
When my Mother broke her hip last year, it was not healing very well with antibiotics and the Doctor suggested trying the Manuka honey and within the week it had healed up well.



My Grandfather and an Uncle used to be beekeepers (Apaiarist) and we used to love watching them go out with all the protective gear on, so they would not get stung.
They would smoke the bees out, to enable them to harvest the honeycomb, from the hive.
National Geographic

Don't you love the amazing structure of the honeycomb ~ all those hexagonal cells that the bees fill with honey. I do enjoy honey on a slice of toast some mornings, for breakfast.
Do you like honey?

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

32 comments:

  1. Very interesting, Carolyn! Although I have to admit I'm afraid of them as I was stung by a bumble bee when I was little and my leg swelled up like a balloon :) Marsha

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  2. I love honeybees! I think they are amazing creatures! I get a little nervous when they are buzzing around me, but I sure appreciate all that they do for this lovely planet!
    I do like honey! I love honey on peanutbutter and toast, LOL!

    Carolyn, thanks so much for welcoming my niece to blogland! :)

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  3. Oh no Marsha, that is awful.
    Some people are allergic to them and need to have something to put on the sting.

    Hi TattingChic,

    You are welcome ~ it was lovely to go over and meet your niece and I am sure she will have a lot of blog friends, going by her Aunt's track record!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. Boy Carolyn life all around is extraordinary.

    xoxoxo

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  5. Hi Renee and thank you for visiting.
    Happy wedding Anniversary. I hope that you are having a lovely day.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. What an interesting post. I adore honey and use it a lot in cooking, that and vegemite make my life complete.

    Leeann x

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  7. Hi, Carolyn. Thanks for the additional "buzz" on the bees.

    I wandered over here from Renee's "Circling My Head" blog. After reading several of your posts, I think I'll be back.

    Besides, we Bears need to stick together. Living in the "human" world is challenging, and confusing, for us -- as you understand.

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  8. Hi Carolyn -
    I was so happy to see that you stopped by for a visit. I so enjoy meeting new friends. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to visit your blog for a little bit :)
    I hope you had a great weekend :)
    Toni

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  9. HI Carolyn,

    I'm NI.

    Very important information.
    THANKS always presents us many emotions!

    A lot interesting!!!

    KISSES, NI from Italy the county of the sun!!!

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  10. Hi Leeann,

    Aaahh Vegemite... it is when you are overseas and have to call home for your folk to send some over!

    Hi Rob-bear,

    Thanks for visiting, I love to hear comments.

    Hi Toni,

    Lovely to have you call by and yes, it is neat to have new blog friends.

    Hi Ni, my friend from Italy in the Sun!

    So kind of you to visit, thank you.
    so much. Here it is raining and it is Winter time.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. What an interesting post.I've heard that long ago if you had a severe burn they would put the honey on it and the burns would heal without bad scaring.I do know that honeybees are getting scarce in some places.
    I love honey.XXOO Marie Antionette

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  12. We are honey fans here too Carolyn! Loved Leeann's comments about vegemite - when this little Aussie lived in NZ all those years ago all I craved was a deep-fried thing called a Chiko roll. Full of vegie scraps & other unidentifiable stuff, so disgustingly yuk! It's amazing what we want when we can't have it.
    Millie ^_^

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  13. Hi Carolyn, Manuca Honey is sold over here in Health Food Shops and is very expensive. My sister-in-law eats a spoonful every day.

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  14. Most of the time bees are an annoyance to me, but when I really stop to think about them, they are really amazing little creatures. they certainly accomplish a lot for something so small. I've always thought honeycombs are fascinating too and I love honey. On toast or a honey and peanut butter sandwich or it's delicious on vanilla ice cream with crushed up corn flakes, believe it or not!

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  15. Hi Carolyn! Thanks for sharing some facts on honeybees, very interesting...I just don't like when they get a little too close...I like to enjoy them from afar......Have a great week! hugs, Jennifer :)

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  16. Hi Marie Antoinette,

    It does have amazing healing properties and a good thing to remember. Thanks for visiting.

    Hi Millie,

    Funny the things we crave at times.
    I have not heard of a Chiko roll.
    I agree it is amazing when we want something we can not get.

    Hi Lynda,

    It is more expensive than other honey but worth it.
    Neat that your Sister in law eats a spoonful a day. That will keep her healthy.

    Hi Sares,

    They are amazing little creatures, all working together to make all that honey for us.

    Hi Jennifer,

    You really do not want them to get too close. Thank you all for visiting ~ I love to hear from you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. Bees are soooooo beautiful... this last photo is FAB!

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  18. Thank you for visiting Fifi, always neat to hear from you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. I love honey and butter on English muffins-yum! Thanks for sharing the honey bee facts-very interesting:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  20. Hi Kim,

    Lovely hot muffins with butter and honey is really yummy.
    Thank you for visiting.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. Very interesting post!!
    Honeycombs are amazing!
    You have a great week,
    Rosemary

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  22. Thank you Rosemary and I hope that you have a great week too.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Wow! For real? :)

    I know that honey is great for the throat during cough and colds and throat infections, but I didn't know (at all) about it being a medication for wounds! Thank you for that info! :)

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  24. Hi Charity,

    For real ~ especially the Manuka honey. Tea tree is a real antiseptic and you may have heard of the amazing healing qualities of this.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. That is very interesting, and I love looking from afar!!! lol!!! Very informative post, that's why I love visiting friends in blogland, we learn so much!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Teresa

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  26. Hi Teresa,

    I have learnt a lot from other blogs too. I have been enjoying visiting your blog and seeing all the things you have been sewing. I love your decoupage work.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  27. Thanks for the tip on the Manuka Honey Carolyn....we are searching for some today when we go into town. And... can you believe this? .... Vikki has been using some special Tea Tree Oil ... formulated and sold by her local vet..in this tiny farming community!! That is exactly what is helping with some amazing healing for MIckey.... what a coincidence! It keeps the flies away too which is good, especially on hot dusty days... and the last two rainy days it is great as well.... keeps a bit of oil covering the gash ... it is looking so much better each day even though it has been a long haul of 4 months already... it was so fortunate that it was not a total loss of his hoof because it was soooo deep... up to the vet's second knuckle....

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  28. Hi Vee,

    I read in you blog and was feeling so sorry for the poor horse.
    What a horrible thing to have happen.
    Tea tree and the Manuka honey are such wonderful things to have in the house and they really do have amazing antiseptic qualities.
    So glad to know that you are going to get some of the manuka honey.
    A timely post eh!

    Good luck with it and really hope the Dear horse will make a good recovery.

    Have fun down on the farm!
    I loved the pig in gumboots.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

    Ps. If you can't get the honey, I would be happy to send some over.

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  29. Manuka Honey is an impressive healing agent that should be taken seriously as an alternative to medicine.

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  30. I agree with you Honeymark ~ it is wonderful for an alternative medicine.
    thanks for your comment.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. It has been a beautiful day in Auckland today and I wonder whether anyone else noticed the number of bees buzzing around. The rosemary covering our retaining wall is in flower and was alive with bees today. Thank you for telling others about the great healing powers of our NZ honey. Love your bears too! You are very talented.
    Susan

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  32. thank you very much Susan and so lovely to have you visit.
    We had a beautiful day over here also and you do not mind the cold weather first thing in the morning.
    I love the flowers like lavender and rosemary to attract the bees.

    thank you also for the kind remarks about my bears.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.


Carolyn xx