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Homemade honey

Homemade Honey

“Honey collection is an ancient activity. Humans apparently began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain. The painting is a Mesolithic rock painting, showing two honey-hunters collecting honey and honeycomb from a wild bee nest. The figures are depicted carrying baskets or gourds, and using a ladder or series of ropes to reach the wild nest”. Wikipedia

My neighbour has some bee colonies. Usually, they visit my garden.


I love honey and today I had a surprise: homemade honey :D

Homemade honey

On the left, what´s left of a commercial brand. On the right, honey.

Nutritional facts according to the USDA, here.

Each teaspoon contains 17,30 amazing grams of carbohydrates. It´s a boost of energy much healthier than an energy drink or pre-workout. These carbohydrates can be easily converted into glucose by even the most sensitive stomachs since it´s very easy for the body to digest this pure, natural substance.

I´m sure you have a delicious recipe which includes honey, right?

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66 thoughts on “Homemade honey

  1. I love raw organic honey in my tea.

    1. Me too, with cinnamon :)

  2. Aaaah I love honey unreal amounts:D

    1. Well, enjoy it!
      But remember we are talking about teaspoons ;)

  3. I like to add pepper to a spoon of honey. It sounds disgusting but it’s delicious! 👌

    1. I will try it… :-S

      1. Hahah nah don’t. U wouldn’t like it and u don’t want people hating me :D

      2. No, I will probably end in the hospital, but I will try it Lol

      3. Well,I don’t want to be held responsible! 🙅

      4. 😀😷😵😇???

      5. Well,if u go to hospital because of my recipe then I don’t wanna be held responsible! :D

      6. I know… But you gave me the recipe… You should feel bad about it ;-)

      7. Great…..😖😔

      8. Hahaha don’t. I won’t try your very personal recipe :-)

      9. Hehehe :D

      10. :-P

  4. All of my “clean” baking is done with raw organic honey! So good!

    1. That’s great! I wonder if I should change “homemade” for “raw organic”. What’s wrong with homemade? :-)

      1. I don’t think I could do homemade lol guess I could try! The raw kind I get from the farmers market looks like your homemade kind, might be as close as I can get 😆

      2. I´ve got it, thank you :)
        I guess we have some ancient traditions around here :D
        My neighbour did all the job :D

  5. I love honey. Thanks for this interesting post. A little ancient history on the subject was a great way to start this. Oh, and it is okay to say homemade.

    1. Who doesn´t love honey? :)
      I appreciate your compliment but it´s the easiest way to start. Let´s play, name a food ;)
      And thank you so much for clarification.

      1. And it is so much healthier to have honey instead of other choices.

      2. Sure! But we want to be happy and we drink Coke :-D

      3. So true. Pepsi for me.

      4. Adn I promise you, I am trying to cut down.

      5. It was hard for me at first. Now, a gulp a year is enough :)
        You can do it too!!

      6. Oh, I only drink soda when I go out or have visitors at home. So, I would since two or three times a month. I am will cut that fown as well. Thanks so much.

      7. Hehe you are a social soda drinker :D
        You shouldn´t worry about those sodas with friends. It´s a very moderate intake :)

      8. Thank you for saying that. It used to be soda day and night. Now it is one glass with ice when there is company. So, I guess it is moderate. You sure that is okay.

      9. Soda day and nigtht is addiction.
        Soda once a week is moderation.
        No soda at all is abstinence.
        And I´m not sure that abstinence is a healthy habit at all :)

      10. Good. So, I am okay in my soda intake. Thanks.

      11. Sure! You are welcome :)

  6. Healthy and tasty
    I wish someday
    I could make it homey :)

    1. Me too, I have the garden :)
      We need bees and astronaut suits :D

  7. I need your neighbor to be my neighbor lol

    1. Lol I´ll let him know :)

  8. hmm that’s the best kind tasty yet healthy
    Care to share?

    1. Hehe, don’t ask. Share, please :-)

    1. hehe, it´s mine :)

  9. So much difference in the look, I bet the taste is way better too…:)

    1. Indeed, it tastes sweeeeeet :)

  10. Honey glazed chicken. Two things I love!

    1. That sounds really tasty :)
      Chicken is so boring :D

      1. Lol

  11. I’ve never been a fan of honey, but I think I better change that! I’ve been told that if I eat local honey, my allergies will decrease. Another good reason to get a ‘taste of honey’!

    1. It´s better than white sugar, for sure.
      I´m sorry but even its benefits for regular cold are not proven :)
      What does your doc tell? :D
      Big hug, David.

      1. I prefer the anecdotal claims I’ve received from friends, who swear honey calms down their spring allergies. I’ll let you know this spring if it works. :-)

      2. Yes please, I´m interested! I hope it helps :)

  12. All my honeys have been home made

    1. Sadly, bee colonies aren´t popular around here. It´s hard to find at local markets. That´s why I´m so happy with this jar. I feel like Gollum or so :)

  13. I love honey, although I’ve not had the pleasure of trying it homemade. Thanks for the post :)

    1. It’s delicious :-) Thank you for stopping by ;-) Big hug, David

  14. I add honey and cinnamon to porridge.

    1. Wow! Great recipe :) Thank you!

  15. I love honey but can’t get used to the task of it in my coffee. In tea, or drizzled on toast is great.

    Love the history lesson. Great post

    1. Thank you :-)
      Yes! I love it drizzled on toast :-D

  16. Ohhh..yummm. Nature’s gold! As you well know, I love honey with everything I can just have it with. My favourite? Melted butter and honey on homemade bread just out of the oven. Nom nom nom!

    1. Hehehe, you´ve found this! I know you like honey a bit :) I´ll try your recipe!

      1. :)

  17. This is a fantastic post!!! If you don’t mind, I’d love to replicate this with a photo of my own home made honey versus a commercial brand.. Such a good comparison, good informative read too.
    Thanks heaps :)

    1. Thank you!
      No problem, use it as you need ;-)

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