Summer is peak season for harvesting from bee hives. So I thought now would be a good time to go over the health benefits of honey and beeswax.
First – honey. Worker bees gather nectar from flowers and younger hive bees convert the nectar into honey by beating their wings to fan and evaporate excess water content to thicken the nectar’s natural sugars into honey.
Honey has long since been a popular kitchen staple and natural sweetener due to its nutritional and medicinal properties. According to the National Honey Board, a single tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free.