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Wonderful Benefits of Honey

The Benefits of Honey

  *Better athletic performance: The glucose found in honey, plus other natural sugars, can provide an all-natural energy boost to athletes.
*Improved sleep and relaxation: Taking a spoonful of honey before bed can help you get restful sleep.
*Fewer allergies: Consuming honey daily before allergy season can help your body grow accustomed to the pollen and immunize your body against it.
*Healed cuts and scrapes: Honey has antibacterial properties that prevent infection in minor abrasions. Simply dab a little honey onto your cut and cover with a bandage.
*Immune booster: Honey is chock full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that helps to protect cells from free radical damage. It can also contribute to heart health as well as protection against cancer.
*Skin moisturizer: Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture in hair and skin.

Uses for Honey

  *Honey Foaming Bath Soap
1/2c. organic honey (not store bought)
1c. sweet almond oil (or light oliv…

Basic Honeybee Duties

A bee hive looks pretty simple from the outside. But on the inside it's like a factory with everyone hard at work. All the bees have different responsibility to manage everything correctly. These duties are placed by bees age. All bees in a colony are female except for the drones.

Drone bee
A male bee that has NO stinger. They are a bit bigger than the female bees and their only duty is to mate with virgin queens in the ares. A bees working area is roughly 2 1/2 miles from the hive. As the summer months move closer to the fall the females boot the drones out of the hive. This is because the drones like to eat but don't help bring in any food. So they need to go so the bees can build up food stores for winter months.

Nursing bee
The young bees that are between 1 day and 2 weeks old are called nursing bees. These young bees have lots to do from cleaning the hives, feeding larva, build wax cells, and making honey. As the older bees (foraging bees) bring in a load of nectar they pas…

Storing firewood

With winter coming upon us fast the rush to get wood stored indoors is on for some. There is nothing like the heat from a good old wood burner on a cold crisp day. Keeping the wood good and dry is very important to those who heat with wood. Moisture in the wood can creates creosote which causes house fires. It also make starting a fire a real pain. So for this reason people tend to store a portion of there winter fire wood indoors after it's seasoned outside.

What's hiding in that wood

Hiding inside this wood is spiders, carpenter ants, black beetles  grubs, and sometimes even terminates. These insects were trying to hibernate inside the wood then you brought them inside. Now that they are in where it's warm they don't want hibernate anymore. Now not bringing in to much in advanced. This might not give them the time to venture outside of it log nest into your home before you burn it.

Places to avoid placing firewood

 Placing wood in a basement is a bad idea from the star…