Keeping Your Honey – Part 2 Crystallization Firstly, let me make this important point:  crystallized honey is not spoiled or of inferior quality. Why does honey crystallize? Honey is a super-saturated solution of two sugars – glucose and fructose and as such, it is a natural process that some of the sugar will separate from […]

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Keeping Your Honey – Part 1  Avoiding Spoilage Strange as it may seem, you need to treat honey direct from the hive carefully to ensure it will keep well.  Keeping your honey – part 1 helps you understand the reasons for this. Because honey is composed primarily of sugars and water, it will therefore degrade […]

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The Chemistry of Honey Have you ever wondered what honey is made up of? Here is a simple explanation of the chemistry of honey: When bees collect nectar they store it in their honey stomachs. (This is separate from their normal stomach. )  Inside the honey stomach, nectar mixes with enzymes thus breaking down the […]

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Want to make a difference in this world? Does what I do really matter? There is a great deal we can learn from the humble beehive.  Here are some thought provoking life lessons to consider: http://blog.ed.ted.com/2019/01/07/if-you-want-to-tackle-big-problems-try-thinking-like-a-bee/?fbclid=IwAR2TZn3Kiy4folH2Wzul3eoHICIl1HwoUeIwRZbp7pThY2TbFQbYC6MKS8E 

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