Fascinating Things About Honey

A kind of chemical warfare was used in Turkey in about
65 BC ...
....in the form of toxic honey! 

 ....It was made by bees from nectar they gathered from a local species  of Rhododendron bush.

Honey is no sweet treat for a cat - sorry kitty!

Cats lack the gene enabling them to taste sweet things....


Plus honey isn't good for cats anyway.


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Yes kitty, I'm absolutely sure honey is not good for cats!

Each honey bee makes about 1 twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its life time.

Honeydew honey is a premium honey made by honey bees from .........


'The 'Bee's Knees' was a ''Prohibition era' cocktail made with honey, lemon & gin.....

As an idiom, nowadays the term 'bees' knees' means something excellent quality.....

..but originally it referred to a spoof item, like 'striped paint' or a 'sky hook'........

..... which in a sense is ironic, because bees really do have knees!   

 Sherlock Holmes must have enjoyed honey.  When he retired to the Sussex Downs in England, he became a beekeeper.

The ancient Egyptians used honey in remedies for all kinds of medical conditions.....

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The instructions for one recipe on ancient papyrus tell us....

....the 'water contained in pigs' eyes' was combined.....


.... with lead, natural honey and other things.....




 ...and poured in the ear.....

......to cure blindness! (Yes, blindness!)

Research shows that although the honey badger will eat honey, it is mostly keen on eating bee larvae in a nest....


...much the same as bears.

But not this one.

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