The Beehive Buzz

Looking for a natural energy boost?

Looking for an energy boost? To maintain your muscles, your body needs glycogen, which is stored carbohydrates. Honey contains 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. Honey metabolizes into your muscles with a steady flow of energy, making it the perfect fuel before a workout.

  • Try adding honey to your water during a workout.
  • Make a peanut butter and honey sandwich on whole wheat bread.
  • Add honey to plain yogurt or cream cheese for a great veggie dip.

    Health Benefits of Honey

    The health benefits of honey include natural relief to respiratory ailments when used in beverages and baking or consumed directly. Energy and stamina are improved and stress is reduced when honey is used as an alternative to sugar. Honey can be used to heal minor wounds and is used in many beauty treatments. — Honey contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. — Pure honey is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. — Real honey will sooth minor burns, fight infection and prevent scarring.

    Interesting Facts about Bees

    • A bee’s wings beat 175 times per second.
    • Bee’s fly an average of 15 miles per hour.
    • Honeybees travel a distance equal to four times around the earth to produce two pounds of honey.
    • Honeybees visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
    • There are 40,000 to 60,000 bees in a bee hive during the honey gathering season.
    • Honeybees are the only insect to produce foods for humans.
    • Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day.
    • One bee can visit up to several thousand flowers per day.