Bees are known to be the busiest animals in the world, with extraordinary abilities since they are environmental friendly and vital pollinators. Honey from bees was discovered to have healing benefits on human beings where it also has been used around millions of years. Research showed that honey never spoils, when some historians, found sealed jars of honey in the mummies tombs in Egypt. The jars of honey were a thousand years old and none of them had spoil, and the honey was considered to be good for pharaoh’s afterlife because it was found as the only food that was necessary to sustain life. Honey contains natural preservatives with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and pinocembrin which is responsible for improved brain functioning.
Honeybees that are all female are the only ones that sting; however, the queen has a stinger but can never leave the hive to defend it. Bees sting when only threatened as they sting once and die. But still, people have always felt harassed by a bee sting however they don’t realize that it is to their advantage. A bee sting contains a toxin called melittin that may help prevent HIV. It can kill HIV by poking holes into the virus protective envelope. Bee stings can also ease pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Honey is also a supersaturated sugar solution where each variety of honey has aspects that make it unique. Some of these characteristics are the moisture content, color granulation levels and taste depending on the flowers used to make it. Honey is reported to provide nutrition to the skin due to its high contents of nutrients with an antibacterial effect due to its high content of sugar. Honey is naturally acidic, and it has a PH that falls between 3 and 4.5 which will destroy any bacteria that may want to grow in it. Honeybees have been observed to pollinate 25% of all foods that humans consume where bee wax making in most hives is about 1.5% to 2.0% of the honey yield. Thus, bee wax is known to protect the skin from damaging where it locks moisture and foster the anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and germicidal antioxidant benefits which remain biologically active after the bee wax is processed.
Bees appear to be the primary pollination source for our crops. Moreover, research has shown that honeybees over the last decade have been dying at unprecedented rates in both United States and abroad. Since pesticides, parasites, disease, and poor weather have played a role in the decline of honey bees. We can protect the bees by leaving habitats for bees in their surrounding fields, not using harmful pesticides, alternating crops so that bees have food all year long.
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