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ONE FAMILY ONE BEEHIVE
Category :- Literary Corner Author :- BOMKI MODESTE KILA 
Posted on April 30, 2019, 4:49 am

Just think of a world without beans, tomatoes, onions, and carrots, not to mention the hundreds of other vegetables, oilseeds, and fruits that are depending upon bees for pollination. No human activity could replace the work of bees yet it is largely taken for granted. It is often not realized just how easy it is to help or hinder their effectiveness or crop pollinator nor how much is lost by their loss.

Both plants and animals alike owe thanks to the bees of the world but perhaps humans owe them the most appreciation. Since the year 6000BC in Spain that we began utilizing the fruits of their labor: since then, we’ve been taking advantage of honey as a food source, medicine, and form of currency, a bounty of actual fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Honey is enjoyed by many today, not only for its health claims but also for its sweet taste. The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest and best form of honey. The wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits.

Benefits cholesterol: the fatty acids found in fish provide heart health benefits and so do the very-long-chain fats and alcohols of honeycomb
 

Protects the liver: the alcohol found in honeycomb appears to have antioxidant effects that help protect your liver
Benefits glucose metabolism: glucose is vital to our health. Our body, especially our brain, relies on it for energy. It cleanses the blood vessels and aids in digestion.

Chew honeycomb: an old Vermont remedy suggest that regularly chewing honeycomb during allergy season will alleviate sneezing, running nose and watery eyes. Chew a week or two before allergy season

Skincare: honey contains potassium, and bacteria cannot survive in honey because of this ingredient raw honey from honeycomb is used to treat scarring, facial moisturizer, and a body scrub
Fat fighter: Honey can help a person to lose weight, as it has properties that boost metabolism and fight fat
For many years it treats athlete’s foot, arthritis pain, yeast infections, hangovers, sore throats, insomnia and as a natural cure for cuts and burns.

 Aside from the medical use of honey it also has the following importance;
Honey is used as food; beekeepers cut small sections of the honeycomb still filled with capped cells that are the original sweet treat and sell it as a food product.

Another fantastic use of the processed honeycomb is to produce candles, beeswax candle burns longer and cleaner than candles made from paraffin. Honeycomb is melted and the wax poured into molds for resale.
 More so, beeswax from the honeycomb is a valuable ingredient in cosmetics like lipstick, face and body creams, and makeup. In creams and lotions, beeswax softens skin and increases the effectiveness of sunscreens.
 

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