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  • Writer's pictureCJ Turner

What’s In That Jar of Local Honey

There is certainly a reason honey is called liquid gold. Not only has it been used for centuries for its medicinal properties (that’s another blog) but it is the culmination of one of nature’s greatest miracles that we, as humans, have the opportunity to sample.

For example, according to The American Bee Journal, bees will fly approximately three times around the world per pound of honey. In fact, worker bees actually work themselves to death, with their life span lasting only 4 weeks during the heaviest nectar flow.

Bartrams Garden reports that a honey bee will only produce 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. (The only bees that forage and make honey are girls).

And finally one of my favorite facts from Bartrams Garden To produce one pound of honey, 2 MILLION flowers will be pollinated and 768 bees will have contributed their entire life to producing that singular pound of honey.

So next time you are at your local grocery store, or farmers market, stop by the local honey and spare a moment for all those girls that worked so hard for you to enjoy their sweet reward.

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