Local Honey

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There, there,” said Piglet, “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”

Who doesn’t love the taste of honey? I can tell you, it isn’t anyone here at the farm. We love honey. It doesn’t matter if it’s in tea, on toast or a biscuit, or an ingredient in a recipe. We love honey!

The history of honey dates back many years. Honey harvesting can be found on a rock painting in Valencia, Spain dating back 8,000 years. There are also many biblical references to honey.

I used to purchase honey at the grocery store until reading about possible benefits of local honey (honey from a hive near you). There isn’t a set distance for honey to be considered local, but it is believed, the closer the hive, the better the honey is for you.

Another belief about honey is that it works like a vaccination for allergies. I can’t find clinical proof to support this, but I did find countless testimonials from allergy sufferers that swear by local honey.

Although it isn’t our favorite way to use honey, when colds or flu plague our home honey is a must in tea! It soothes a sore through and suppresses a cough. Remember there are dangers with giving small children honey, so check with your pediatrician first.

I also have a love for honey pots. I have two special ones that belonged to my Granny and my mother. It’s a special treat to find a honey pot in an antique shop or thrift store. The honey pot I use every day was given to me by Emily.

I know a person can only use so many honey pots, but I find them to be happy little jars and fun to use with teascapes or tablescapes.

So besides good honey in good tea, my favorite way to eat honey is on a hot, homemade biscuit. You’ll find our favorite biscuit recipe here. Try it, I think you’ll enjoy it!

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