Topics: Honey, Honey bee, Beekeeping Pages: 2 (426 words) Published: January 5, 2011

I Introduction

Honey is made by bees in one of the world’s most efficient facilities, the beehive.  The 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey!(National Honey Board,2010)

II Body

1.0 History of honey

1.1 The oldest written reference to honey dates back to the Egyptians in 5,500 B.C.E., and references to honey abound in antiquity. But honeybees are far older than man’s historical record, written or otherwise. Homo sapiens evolved 50,000 years ago; bees were making honey perhaps 40 million years before that.

1.1.1 Honey was man’s first and most reliable source of sweetener. For food and healing wound

1.1.2 Nowadays honey is enjoying a growing reputation in medical circles, in current times it is still considered an 'alternative remedy'. Widely credited as being the father of modern medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates (460 BC - ca. 370 BC) valued honey for its medicinal properties, he bought honey cures to our attention.

2.0 However, honey can be found in a variety of forms.

2.1 Comb Honey

2.1.1 Comb honey is honey in its original form; that is, honey inside of the honeycomb.  The beeswax comb is edible!

2.2 Cut Comb

2.2.1 Cut comb honey is liquid honey that has added chunks of the honey comb in the jar. This is also known as a liquid-cut comb combination.

3.0 Benefit of honey

3.1 Honey Is A Sweet Treat For Skin

3.1.1 Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble baths. (National Honey Board, 2010)

3.2 Natural Energy

3.2.1 Honey is also a rich source of carbohydrates, providing 17 grams per tablespoon, which makes it ideal for your working muscles since carbohydrates are the primary fuel the body uses for...
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