Why Honey Bees can save the World!
The importance of purchasing Manx Honey and the amazing health benefits.
Here is a nice little article from our good friends at Roots Beverage Company.
Honeybees are so important to the world, our nation, our country, our town, our communities - it can't be emphasised enough. Do we truly understand the importance of bees and are we doing enough to support them?
Bees are the chaperones of the worlds ecosystem. They are responsible for pollinating up to one third of everything we eat. It is estimated that up to 85% of the crops that farmers grow and approximately 400 different types of plants need bees to pollinate them to increase their yields and quality.
Lets not forgot the delicious honey that is produced thanks to the bees!
Albert Einstein famously said , "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination..... no more men!"
Yet the the worlds bee population is under threat, not as a result of human negligence which is usually the case, but because of an army of parasitic Verroa Mite. The mite feeds on the blood of adult and larval honeybees and transmits viral and other pathogens which will kill a colony of bees in approximately 2-3 years.
On the Isle of Man, there is yet to be a case of Verroa Mite. We have been given special recognition of this so much so that the European Union prohibits importation of bees, or of any second hand equipment on to the Island!
At Roots Beverage Co we produce our drinks from real ingredients and sweeten our drinks with honey.
We recognise how special and how important the bees are, not only to our business but also to our Island and the world. We are proud that the Isle of Man as a nation, leads the way in exporting queen bees throughout Europe and we want to help support this - we currently have two hives of our own at Knockaloe Beg Farm. 10p from every bottle sold goes to our honeybees, whether thats to plant some flowers around our hives or to upgrade our hives!
No such thing as superfoods but if there was maybe this would be it!
Honey increases calcium absorption; can increase hemoglobin count and treat or prevent anemia caused by nutritional factors; can help arthritic joints, when combined with apple cider vinegar; fights colds and respiratory infections of all kinds; can help to boost gastrointestinal ulcer healing; works as a natural and gentle laxative; aids constipation, allergies and obesity; provides an array of vitamins and minerals; and supplies instant energy without the insulin surge caused by white sugar. Many have found raw honey helpful for its positive effects against allergies and hay fever, and one or two teaspoons last thing at night can help with insomnia. As an antiseptic, honey is also a drawing agent for poisons from bites or stings or infected wounds, and has outperformed antibiotics in treatments for stomach ulcerations, gangrene, surgical wound infections, surgical incisions and the protection of skin grafts, corneas, blood vessels and bones during storage and shipment. .
"Raw honey is exceptionally effective internally against bacteria and parasites. Plus, raw honey contains natural antibiotics, which help kill microbes directly. Raw honey, when applied topically, speeds the healing of tissues damaged by infection and/or trauma. It contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes, as well as sugars, all of which aid in the healing of wounds." .
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