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Bees Need Honey's Natural Pharmaceuticals to Ward Off Pesticides

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Honey is more than a sweet treat to bees: it doses honeybees with certain compounds that switch on their detox defenses to ward off the deadly effects of 121 different insecticides. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.

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Elle B (84)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:06 am
Ty for posting this Dan ...n~s~s

"...every spoon of honey contains TINY quantities of these floral flavonoids...usually referred to as antioxidants. There are at least 16 of them found in honey at last count...Trace amounts of these floralflavones exert POWERFUL influences." ― The Honey Revolution

"Honey consumption (as compared to refined sugar or HFCS) leads directly to the formation of liver glycogen, thus stabilising blood sugar levels. Honey thereby reduces metabolic stress and improves fat metabolism and disposal, thus combating two of the key parameters of the metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and obesity."
―Dr Ron Fessenden

"It may seem odd that straight exposure to pollen often triggers allergies but that exposure to pollen in the honey usually has the opposite effect...In honey the allergens are delivered in small, manageable doses and the effect over time is very much like that from undergoing a whole series of allergy immunology injections."
―Thomas Leo Ogren, "Allergy-Free Gardening"

Local Bee Pollens are strong doses of the same good medicine... some may be allergic to them at first...



DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:48 pm
Fascinating article, frightening what the effects of all these pesticides are and GMOs don't help the situation, poisoning bees even more.

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:59 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 3, 2013, 12:48 pm
Pure honey might improve your health.

Inge B (202)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:17 am
Save half of the honey to the bees
Love for my little bee

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:34 am
The bees can have all the honey, I never liked it.

reft h (66)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:38 pm
we're screwed if we can't save the bees

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:02 am
I never liked honey, but we need to protect the bees! They have such a complex society, they are just fascinating, love them!

Roseann d (178)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:07 am
Melania...I wasn't really a honey fan either until I tried and bought Lavender Honey from a father and son at a roadside stand! It was soooo delicious, I'd never tasted honey until that moment!

And yes I agree, bees are our pollinators, even for those who are not honey fans, we need 'em.
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