Thursday, 16 May 2013
The sun arrived today and I was one of the lucky one's to to see Looe Beach Bathed in Sun, Check out Love Looe The sun is out and so is the Pollen at Purely Cornish we stock Local Cornish Honey produced by bee's from the Cornwall Bee Keepers association , Liskeard Group. locally made honey is a good way of helping with Hay Fever and allowing you to enjoy the summer some interesting honey facts: Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey. One bee would therefore have to fly around 90,000 miles - three times around the globe - to make one pound of honey. The average honey bee will actually make only one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. A honey bee can fly as fast as 15 miles per hour. It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip. Worker bees are all female. Flowers have bright markings and strong smells to attract bees and other insects so that they will pollinate flowers. Some also have dark lines called 'honey guides' which scientists believe help insects find their way into the flowers. A colony of bees consists of tens of thousands of worker bees, one queen and sometimes drones (male bees). The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man. Honey has always been highly regarded as a medicine. It is thought to help everything from sore throats and digestive disorders to skin problems and hay fever. Honey has antiseptic properties and historically was often used as a dressing for wounds and a first aid treatment for burns and cuts.