Honeybees gather nectar for honey from hundreds of different flowers and each has its own distinctive flavor such as clover, buckwheat, basswood, cranberry, Russian olive, dandelion, knapweed, etc. Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases without any side effects. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.
Composition of Honey
Glucose: 31.3 %, Fructose 38%, Sucrose 1.5% Maltose 7.3%, other sugars 1.5%, Water 17.2%, Acids .6%, Proteins .3%, Ash .2%, Miscellaneous 2.1% Caloric value: 60 calories per tablespoon. * * "Honey", Walter Gjomerac, 1981"
Solution for Crystallized Honey
H honey is a natural product of honeybees, a supersaturated solution of natural sugars. When left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize".
L. Loosen the lid and set the honey container in a pan of hot water; turn off the heat and let it liquefy. Heat the honey to about 120 F. Overheating the honey will kill the healthy enzymes in the honey.
2. Avoid using the microwave as this will quickly overheat the honey and melt plastic containers.
I have had some time to start some artwork and my newly painted beehives make good canvases for my practice pieces. In time I shall switch to watercolor paper and canvase for my masterpieces. Scroll down to see my pics.